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Optoma S310e Projector

20000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB Mar 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £76.44 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
101 Reviews

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five Optoma S310e reviewers agreed that it was compact. Four years ago A. V. Whitmore mentioned “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher” nonetheless they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Bibi said three years ago “It is compact and small 2” in her review and rated this projector 5 stars. Mr. Chris Jones gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room” in his review.

A few Optoma S310e owners mentioned that it was a good depth. Dp wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel”. Leo said on Amazon “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was a good height. Bibi said in her Optoma S310e review “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4”. Mr. R. V. Malin said on Amazon “I was tempted to deduct a star for the lack of 1] a Lens cover, 2] a Quick release height adjustment foot (as on previous models”.

One Optoma S310e owner mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Victoria Jayne mentioned in her Optoma S310e review “It isn't too heavy and, as it is well packed in a kind of bubble wrap when it arrives, I carry it around in it's box”.

One customer said that it was a good weight. Magneto wrote on Amazon four years ago “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best” in their review of this projector but even so they only scored the product 3 stars. One customer reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. Pam Wright rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Optoma S310e “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Optoma S310e was quiet. Amazon Customer said on Amazon four years ago “The fan is also quiet”. Chris. K said “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” in their review and scored this projector 80 out of 100. John Whittle. rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Optoma S310e on Amazon three years ago “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers”.

Several Optoma S310e reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Dp said in their review “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy” . Mcbun wrote in their review of the Optoma S310e on Amazon “Is not particularly noisy” and scored it very highly. Michael A. said in his review of the Optoma S310e on Amazon “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Optoma S310e was good value for money. A. Neal rated this projector as very good and wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “Excellent value”. A. Neal also said “It is very sensibly priced”. Two years ago Adam said on Amazon “As a bonus, you can also save money on heating in winter as this can keep any room warm up to the size of say a nice indoor tennis court”.

A number of Optoma S310e reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Dan H wrote on Amazon “Presentations with outstanding performance, if your looking for a cheap home cinema projector or need something for presentations go for this one” and rated the Optoma S310e as excellent. Dawn Bevington mentioned three years ago “Recommended o purchase if looking for a cheap” in her review of the Optoma S310e and gave this projector a very good rating. Kgtech mentioned “Absolute Bargain though!” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

One Optoma S310e reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Optoma S310e was cheap. Chris. K wrote on Amazon “Looking at previous reviews for projectors, I chose this for the reported low noise, bright display and budget cost”.

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

S310e owners on average rated this projector 87 out of 100. 65 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,873 user and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

A number of customers thought this projector was good quality. Buyer wrote in their Optoma S310e review “I use it as part of my job role to display presentation, videos and pictures etc Even in a light room the picture quality is really good” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Checkatrade wrote in their Optoma S310e review “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D mentioned in their Optoma S310e review “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use” .

Easy to Use

Eighteen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Optoma S310e “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and scored the product very highly. Anne mentioned on Amazon two years ago “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop” in her review of the Optoma S310e. Harold Magee wrote on Amazon “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money” in his Optoma S310e review.

Thirteen Optoma S310e owners mentioned that this projector was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “Easy to use, easy to work”. Bob the Builder said on Amazon “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition” and rated the product 5 stars. Cottage said on Amazon three years ago “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes”.

A number of Optoma S310e reviewers who bought the Optoma S310e concluded that it was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.” in their Optoma S310e review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good experience. T a said in their Optoma S310e review on Amazon “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector” and scored it very highly.

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Robust

A number of Optoma S310e reviewers agreed that this projector was strong and durable. Four years ago Mayank said in their review of this projector “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. Last year Stina Ilves mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Surely durable and with a long lifespan”.

Nice Design

A few people who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Three years ago John Whittle. mentioned in his review “The projector gave us a beautiful clear presentation from a DVD in the laptop with no distortions whatsoever in daylight, even with the curtains open” and rated this projector 5 stars. Mr. R. V. Malin mentioned “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the S310e is £77 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 26 projectors of a comparable spec and age.


Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma S310e reviewers who bought it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer scored this projector 5 stars and wrote in their review “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright”. James Ingram scored the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were” in his review of the Optoma S310e. Jj gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy”.

Some people who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. K. Smith mentioned on Amazon “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare”. Four years ago Mayank scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it”.

One Optoma S310e reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a sharp image. One customer who purchased the Optoma S310e considered that it was good for watching movies. Lovesphotography said in their review on Amazon “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

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Good Sound Quality

Three Optoma S310e owners mentioned that the product had good sound quality. Four years ago Andrea C said “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great”. Peter Mallard scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “You don't need it if you are watching movies as you will want to use a seperate sound system anyway to compliment the big picture”. Five years ago Victoria Jayne mentioned on Amazon “The sound works well through my laptop” in her Optoma S310e review.

Good High Def TV

Some people who purchased the product thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. James Ingram gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Sure it's not HD” in his review of the Optoma S310e. Magneto mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality” however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Onepaintedman rated the product as excellent and mentioned three years ago “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” in their review.

Good Remote Control

One Optoma S310e owner who reviewed the Optoma S310e concluded that it had a good remote control. Guillermo mentioned “All the control buttons are on the remote” .


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One Optoma S310e reviewer considered that the product had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds mentioned on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too” in their review.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One customer who bought the product thought it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 said in their Optoma S310e review on Amazon “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem” and gave this projector a rating of 60 out of 100.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the S310e in March 2015.


Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S310e is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all projectors that were released more than two years ago.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S310e has a relatively average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Optoma X312 (£304.98) which has better reviews.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the [plb_3122573] (3,500 ANSI lumens).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma S310e does not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the HD25e, or the HD25e (£679) both from Optoma.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S310e is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S310e is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S310e has a carrying case, as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S310e has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma S310e does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Supports Password Protection

The Optoma S310e supports password protection. Most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago also support password protection.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma S310e has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma S310e has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the DH1009 (£429.99) (28dB), the W312 (£399.99) (29dB), or the W310 (£321.99) (29dB) all from Optoma.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

At 5,000 hours, the Optoma S310e has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector. The average service life of lamp of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector is 5,800h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 20,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax prs310e, visipax s310e, optoma s310e
Barcodes 00765042399054, 00779184071617, 00796435419394, 05054629739235, 05055387600263

Optoma S310e Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma S310e review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,384 projector reviews and 2,839,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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