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Optoma S312 Projector

£362.00
£181.50 £180.50 cheaper than 17 days ago
SVGA (800x600) 29dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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Project bright vibrant presentations effortlessly any time on day. Designed for meeting rooms and classrooms, the S312 boasts a long lamp life and energy-saving features which provide a low... More
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7 Reasons For

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Optoma multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors produced by Optoma.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago, the Optoma S312 supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors which support 3D currently available including the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S312 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S312 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS[plb_2894982_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very High Number of Colours

The average number of colours of projectors of a comparable type and age to the S312 is 940M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. When compared to other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the S312, the Optoma S312's number of colours of 1,073.4 million is one of the highest.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the S312 only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Optoma S312 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma S312 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the S312 the noise levels range from 22dB to 39dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the W402[pl_2809838_price] (28dB), or the W310[pl_2809879_price] (29dB) both from Optoma or the Acer X112H[plb_2741930_price] (30dB).

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The Optoma S312 has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s (only 191 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The power consumption (economy mode)s of data projectors of this age and type range from 95W to 430W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S312 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S312 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the VPL-VW350ES[pl_3231569_price], the VPL-VW600ES[pl_3231568_price], or the VPL-HW65ES[pl_3022934_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the S312, the Optoma S312 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S312 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the S312.

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

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma S312 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the S312. Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the S312 have bulb powers of between 50W and 380W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma S312 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the S312 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma S312 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma S312 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S312. The average matrix size of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago is 0.6", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.74".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma S312

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the S312 is £76 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 63 similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Optoma released the S312.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S312 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN112[plb_2875850_price], or the Acer H6518BD[plb_3000586_price].

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.80
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma s312, optoma s312s, optoma full3, optoma s312sv, optoma full3d, optoma 9571a01, optoma s312svg, optoma s312svga, optoma 9571a01gc0, optoma 9571a01gc0e
Barcodes 00796435419776, 05055387629707

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