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NEC UM280Wi

72

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NEC UM280Wi

£617.08
NEC UM280Wi
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A fully featured and very economical to run 1280 x 800 resolution 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector, with one of the quietest noise levels on the market but representing only average value for money
28dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Jun 2014
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NEC UM280Wi Review

With low running costs and excellent features, we have ranked the NEC UM280Wi number 991 across all projectors.
59
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£57 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £57 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Longer than average service life of lamp
Intuitive use - of latest eco and projection technology due to user-centric design
Less shadow and glare - not standing in the light beam gives you more space to engage with your audience when presenting
Wall-mount included - for quick and easy installation, compatible with height adjustable sytems
Peace of mind - with future-proof connectivity
Save the environment - with latest eco technology by minimizing your power consumption and consumables replacements
Works with various NEC software tools - including image express utility lite (win,mac,ios), virtual remote tool (win /ios), PC control utility pro 4 / 5, viewer PPT converter and displaynote

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NEC UM280Wi In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

NEC projectors have very good reviews on average and NEC is one of the superior manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 53% of projectors, it has good features but is over 6 months old and at £617.08 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The UM280Wi is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UM280Wi will cost £57 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the UM280Wi in June 2014.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

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

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the UM280Wi of only 28dB is quieter than 91% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The NEC UM280X's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 72% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the NEC UM280Wi of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 75% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC UM280Wi has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the NEC UM280Wi of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 70% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC UM280Wi has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The UM280Wi supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The UM280Wi is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The UM280Wi has a mounting brackets included, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The UM280Wi's bulb power of only 170W is very small compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 98% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The UM280Wi has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a Built-In Display

The UM280Wi has a built-in display. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec deutschland gmbh um280wi, monkey necum280w, nec um280wi, nec um280xi

Barcodes:

00000060003427, 00000060003779, 04053162595538, 04053162595743, 05028695609877, 05028695609891, 05028695609914, 05028695609938, 05028695610002, 05028695610101, 05028695610187, 05028695611139, 05028695611146

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