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NEC UM301W

72

Overall Score

NEC UM301W

£930.20
NEC UM301
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A good spec and very economical to run XGA 6000:1 contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels on the market but representing only average value for money
27dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 6000:1 No Jan 2015
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NEC UM301 Review

With very low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the NEC UM301 number 988 across all projectors.
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Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
72
Age
3 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£46 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 projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £46 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 11% of all 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very quiet noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Minimized cost of ownership - due to long lamp life and lower power consumption
Innovative new eco functions - to reduce power consumption
Optional multi-pen and touch interactivity - with auto-calibration on any kind of surface
Future proof connectivity - due to numerous analog and digital connection terminals including MHL support, network capability as well as optional wireless connectivity
Free displaynote multiuser licence - present, share, collaborate with up to 5 participants across multiple devices (available until march 2016)
Wall-mount included - for quick and easy installation, compatible with height adjustable systems
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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NEC UM301 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average NEC projectors have very good ratings. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has average features, is over 6 months old and at £930.20 it is more expensive than 60% of projectors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The average running cost of the UM301 is only £46 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in January 2015.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The NEC UM301 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The NEC UM301's noise level of only 27dB is quieter than 94% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC UM301 of 6,000 is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 61% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the NEC UM301 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 73% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 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 UM301 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the NEC UM301 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC UM301 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The NEC UM301's bulb power of only 170W is in the smallest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC UM301 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC UM301 supports password protection. 87% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC UM301 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The NEC UM301 has a mounting brackets included, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

60003841promo, acer um301xi, nec um301xg, nec um301wg, um301ximp

Barcodes:

04058154034125, 04058154094327, 05028695611405, 05028695611429, 05028695611573, 05054629685112

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