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NEC P401W

74

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NEC P401W

£1,285.97
NEC P401
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An economical to run and award winning moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
36dB 1280 X 800 4000:1 No Jan 2014
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NEC P401 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the NEC P401 number 240 in best selling projectors and number 829 across all projectors.
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Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. This projector has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This NEC projector has running costs of £66 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The P401 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Full connectivity and media playback - stay up to date with todays playback demands with a wide range of interfaces and assured playback of all major media formats
Professional and flexible installation - versatile projection characteristics allow for simple positioning of the projector, making installation easy and potentially saving set up costs
Free download of multi-display management software - with naviset administrator 2 you can manage all your connected display devices from a centralized location
Free displaynote presenter licence - present, share, collaborate with multiple participants across multiple devices (available until may 2014)
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Does not support full HD

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NEC P401 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by website PC Mag who decided that this multimedia projector was amazingly good.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website PC Mag scored this NEC projector 80%.

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Very Good Brand

NEC projectors have very good ratings on average and NEC is one of the better rated brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,285.97 it is more expensive than 72% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Up by £212 (16%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the NEC P401 and the United Kingdom price of £1,285.97 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.99 (£1,386.89).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The P401 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the P401 is £66.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in January 2014.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The NEC P401's noise level of 36dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 64% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC P401 of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 68% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The NEC P401's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 46% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the NEC P401 of 4,000h is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is longer than 51% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P401 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC P401 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the NEC P401 of 240W is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is bigger than 45% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC P401 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC P401 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

brand p401wg, nec 1280x800, acer p401w, sony p401w, nec p401w

Barcodes:

00000060003693, 04053162606791, 05028695610217, 05053959394473, 05054484578291, 05054533578296, 05054629417324

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