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Optoma S310E Projector

SVGA (800x600) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Feb 2015
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Project bright vibrant presentations effortlessly any time on day. Designed for meeting rooms and classrooms, the S310e boasts a long lamp life and energy-saving features which provide a low... More
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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 101 user reviews this Optoma multimedia projector has an overall user rating of 87 out of 100.

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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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 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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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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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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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” .

Good Brand

On average Optoma multimedia projectors have good reviews as do all multimedia projectors produced by Optoma.

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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”.

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.

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.

Good Support

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.

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” .

Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year, the Optoma S310e supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the Infocus IN112[plb_2875850_price] which has better reviews; or the Viewsonic PJD5151[plb_3416254_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Acer X112H[plb_2741930_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma S310e is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the S310e have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 95W and 430W. At only 193 Watts, the Optoma S310e has a quite low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

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.

£50.00 Price Increase

In the last 38 days the S310e has increased in price by £50.00.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S310e does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type do have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN112[plb_2875850_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support full HD. The Optoma S310e is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at including the Acer X112H[plb_2741930_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma S310e does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the S310e also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma S310e has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution across all projectors that came out around the same time as the S310e.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago is 50W and the biggest is 380W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma S310e has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the S310e.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the S310e have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma S310e which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Quite Small Uniformity

Projectors of a similar age and spec to the S310e have uniformitys of between 80% and 100%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma S310e has one of the smallest uniformitys amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, including the Optoma S310e which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma S310e

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the S310e is £77 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 63 projectors of a comparable age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the S310e over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S310e has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S310e.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including the Infocus IN112[plb_2875850_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD5151[plb_3416254_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 March 2016 by Mr. Lynn W. Coles
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect, at an excellent price...

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Michael A.
(Verified Purchase)

This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it. It's good that they put two power cables, one UK 3-pin plus and the roundish 2-pin plug we use... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Ian Slaney
(Verified Purchase)

Very good with great performance and easy to use. Very good value.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Tell it like it is
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to set up on a laptop, clear display even in daylight, not had much luck with the remote but using the laptop controls for presentations is fine. Light and nice bag to carry it in. Used it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Stina Ilves
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing. I've had this projector since 2012 and it still works great! Super. Not the newest model on the shelf, but surely durable and with a long lifespan. Love it!

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Hammy
(Verified Purchase)

BE WARNED I used this projector on a cealing mount, the unit gets so hot it melted the internal parts, could have been fatal, fan not good enough to keep unit cool.

Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Gerard Tumelty
(Verified Purchase)

Have had this about 2years now perfect,, cheap and I remember ordering this item on a thurs n it came on fri morning wow great,, I had a projector b4 not the best seen this one for 200 as the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Getting a nice big picture is very easy with this. What I find best is to move any training I am doing away from meeting rooms and do it in a nice long corridor. That way you can get the projector... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for small group (up to 30) for Power Point presentations/talks yet was brilliant for 90+ audience - picture as big as you could want - fitted a large screen happily. VERY easy to set up and... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2014 by Mark Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Not as good a s older models , came with a eurpoean plug and not an English one . I also was notified that it was subject to a parts recall , I thought that would be easy but to get the part I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.75
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Barcodes 00796435419394, 05054629739235, 05055387600263

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