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NEC U310W Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Jan 2013
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Enjoy large images even in meeting rooms with small space. Less shadow and glare gives the presenter more space to engage with his audience and enhances the experience with interactive white... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that this projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a score of 93% from expert review site projectorcentral.com. The expert review sites think this projector is one of the very best 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Projectors built by NEC are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the NEC U310W thought it was good quality. Projectorreviews.com wrote in their NEC U310W review five years ago “High quality data image” .

Good Technical Features

One NEC U310W owner who reviewed the NEC U310W reckoned that it had good features. Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their NEC U310W review “The NEC NP-U310W short throw projector's features, particularly its bright image”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago Projectorreviews.com wrote “Is 3D Ready s”. Projectorreviews.com also wrote “3D is highly limited”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. Five years ago Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Volume is loud enough for only a small to mid-size conference room”.

Supports 3D

The NEC U310W supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the U310W do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC U310W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus P1[plb_1479406_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC U310W supports a maximum resolution of 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over four times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar spec and age to the U310W. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC U310W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U310W the resolution ranges from XGA (1024x768) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The NEC U310W is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC U310W does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the U310W also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC U310W does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the U310W also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The NEC U310W has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the U310W. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of this type and age is 2,500h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,100h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors of this spec and age is 5,200h. The NEC U310W has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,500 hours) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U310W have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. The NEC U310W has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (32 decibels) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Projectors that have been around for around the same time as the U310W have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.2W and 460W. The NEC U310W has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) (315 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC U310W

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the U310W is £120 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 85 projectors of this type and age.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the U310W over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

The NEC U310W has a pretty average noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the U310W.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the NEC U310W has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Composite Sync
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Network Ready
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

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Ultimately the NEC U310W is a very good choice for the educational market as well as presenters who have to convey ideas in a very interactive way. The 3100 lumens of brightness that the U310W...

Ultra short throw for big images from just a few inches
High quality data image
Better video than most data projectors
3D is highly limited
Volume is loud enough for only a small to mid-size conference room
7 September 2011

The NEC NP-U310W delivers a bright, high-quality data image and better video than most data projectors, with an ultra-short throw for a big image from just inches away...

Projectorcentral.com

The NEC NP-U310W short throw projector's features, particularly its bright image and near-excellent data image quality, makes it an attractive choice for anyone who needs an ultra short throw... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £119.06
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1280x800, nec u310, nec u310w, nec 1280x800
Barcodes 00000060003137, 05028695608542, 05028695610521

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