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NEC P501X Projector

4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £167.29 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good audio
Supports full HD
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One Industry Award

This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites PC Mag who wrote that this multimedia projector was terrific.

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

NEC Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector brand. On average data projectors made by NEC have good ratings from users and experts. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Audio

Two owners reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Pc Mag rated it 80 out of 100 and said three years ago “Good audio”. mentioned in their review of this projector on expert website PC Mag “A capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens”.


Released Over Four Years Ago

It was February 2013 when this multimedia projector was released.


Supports Full HD

The NEC P501X supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the P501X is £168 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run projectors of this spec and age.


Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector have projector brightnesses of between 500 ANSI lumens and 13,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC P501X is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC P501X has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector, the NEC P501X does not have a DVI port.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the NEC P501X has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The quietest noise level of projectors of this age and type is 30dB and the loudest is 42dB.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the bulb powers range from 180W to 380W. The NEC P501X has one of the bigger bulb powers (270 Watts) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers unknown asc855476ain02, unknown p501x, nec 1024x768, nec p501x
Barcodes 04053162595613, 05028695610200

NEC P501X Review Sources

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