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Optoma S310e

Optoma S310e
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A top-rated and very economical to run quiet SVGA projector, with good features
29dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 20000:1 Yes Mar 2015
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Optoma S310e Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma S310e as follows:
87
Reviews
101 Reviews
60
Features
Good Features
56
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
53
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 101 reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £48 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 15% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and good product quality. However they also report unsatisfactory connectivity.
The S310e has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Bright and portable
High contrast
3D ready
Eco+
Energy saving
Auto power off
Eco AV mute
Long lamp life
Control
Colour guarantee
Amazing colours
Quick resume
Does not have a built-in speaker
Smaller than average bulb power

Optoma S310e In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 101 owner reviews the average owner rating of this projector is 87%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Fairly 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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Customers Report That it is 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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Customers Report Excellent 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” .

Users Report 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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Users Report That it is a 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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Users Report 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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Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,558 user and expert reviews (including 414 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is 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”.

Customers Report 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.

Users Report a 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.

Customers Report Excellent 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.

Users Report Helpful 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.

Customers Report Unsatisfactory 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.

Customers Report a 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” .

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The S310e is one of the more economic to run multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S310e is only £48.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since March 2015.

Features

800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma S310e has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA). That's 53% lower resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1280 x 800.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma S310e of only 29dB is quieter than 87% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma S310e of 20,000 is higher than 86% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S310e's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 55% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma S310e supports 3D, unlike 59% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 40,000h. The Optoma S310e's service life of lamp of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 73% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S310e does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other data projectors. 76% of data projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S310e has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma S310e of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 6% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S310e does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S310e has a carrying case. 81% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma S310e supports password protection, unlike 88% of data projectors which do not support password protection.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S310e is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of data projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S310e is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

visipax prs310e, visipax s310e, optoma s310e, 9573601gc0e

Barcodes:

00765042399054, 00779184071617, 00796435419394, 05054629739235, 05055387600263

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