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Optoma S321 Projector

£239.99
22000:1 SVGA (800x600) 34dB Mar 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £75.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good owner reviews
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
100 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

A number of Optoma S321 reviewers who bought the Optoma S321 reckoned that it was good value for money. Three years ago A. Neal said on Amazon “Excellent value” in their review. A. Neal also wrote “It is very sensibly priced”. Adam wrote on Amazon two years ago “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” but he only scored it 40 out of 100.

A few customers who purchased the Optoma S321 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Four years ago Dan H mentioned 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 product 5 stars. Dawn Bevington gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Recommended o purchase if looking for a cheap” in her review of this projector. Kgtech said “Absolute Bargain though!” in their review of the Optoma S321 but even so they gave this projector a rating of 3 stars.

One Optoma S321 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. Chris. K mentioned in their review 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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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some Optoma S321 reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was compact. Four years ago A. V. Whitmore wrote “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher” in their review but even so they only gave the Optoma S321 a rating of 60 out of 100. Bibi said on Amazon “It is compact and small 2”. Mr. Chris Jones said four years ago “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room” in his Optoma S321 review.

A few Optoma S321 owners concluded that it was a good depth. Dp mentioned on Amazon “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel” in their Optoma S321 review and scored the product 5 stars. Leo mentioned “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable” however despite that he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

A number of Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it said that it was a good height. Three years ago Bibi wrote “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4” in her review of this projector. Mr. R. V. Malin wrote in their review four years ago “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” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Victoria Jayne scored this projector very highly and she said five years ago “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 person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Magneto wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best”. One person said in their reviews that the Optoma S321 was easy to carry around. Pam Wright rated the product as very good and she mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Optoma S321 owners reckoned that it was quiet. Amazon Customer said four years ago “The fan is also quiet” and rated it as excellent. Chris. K mentioned on Amazon “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” in their review. John Whittle. wrote in his review of the Optoma S321 “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Dp gave this projector a very good rating and mentioned “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy”. Mcbun said on Amazon three years ago “Is not particularly noisy” and gave the product a very good rating. This year Michael A. said “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it” in his review of the Optoma S321.

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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 100 owner reviews this 22000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall owner rating of 87%. 64 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,873 expert and owner reviews (including 19 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The S321 is one of the cheaper to run data projectors of this type and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the S321 is only £76.


Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers who bought this projector considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this projector four years ago “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright” and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago James Ingram said “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were”. Jj said in their review of the Optoma S321 “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy” .

Five Optoma S321 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Three years ago K. Smith wrote “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare” and scored it very highly. Mayank wrote “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it” in their review of the Optoma S321.

One person reckoned that the Optoma S321 had a sharp image. One Optoma S321 reviewer who reviewed the Optoma S321 thought it was good for watching movies. Four years ago Lovesphotography said on Amazon “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Andrea C said in his review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon four years ago “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great”. Peter Mallard said in his Optoma S321 review “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” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Victoria Jayne said “The sound works well through my laptop” in her review.

Good High Def TV

Several Optoma S321 owners said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Five years ago James Ingram said on Amazon “Sure it's not HD” in his review of this projector. Magneto said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality”. Onepaintedman said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

Good Remote Control

One person said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Three years ago Guillermo mentioned in his review “All the control buttons are on the remote”.


Design

Good Product Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Buyer wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “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 it a very good rating. Checkatrade scored the Optoma S321 very highly and wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D said “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use” in their review of this projector and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Eighteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their Optoma S321 review on Amazon “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Anne wrote in her review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop”. Harold Magee said three years ago “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money”.

Thirteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Easy to use, easy to work” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Bob the Builder gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition” in his review of the Optoma S321. Three years ago Cottage wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Three Optoma S321 reviewers reckoned that the Optoma S321 was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.”.

One Optoma S321 owner thought the product had a good experience. T a mentioned “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

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Robust

Several Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Mayank mentioned on Amazon “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. Stina Ilves mentioned “Surely durable and with a long lifespan” in their Optoma S321 review.

Nice Design

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. John Whittle. gave this projector a very good rating and he said in his review of the Optoma S321 “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”. Mr. R. V. Malin mentioned in their review of this projector “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price” and gave it an excellent review score.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma S321 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds wrote on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too”.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One Optoma S321 reviewer who bought this projector considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 gave it a rating of 3 stars and said on Amazon “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since March 2016.


Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S321 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all projectors of this type and age ranges from nHD (640x360) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S321 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

Alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Optoma S331 (£199.99).

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma S321 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago which do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S321 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Optoma S321 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

We compared all the other 34dB noise level multimedia projectors to this data projector and we think cheaper projectors such as the Optoma S331 (£199.99) is also worth considering.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD5151 (£222.37) (32dB and cheaper).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma S321 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S321 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S321 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma S321 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector is 190W, the biggest is 220W, and the average bulb power is 200W. At only 195 Watts, the Optoma S321 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma S321 has one of the longer service life of lamps (5,000 hours) amongst 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector range from 3,500h to 8,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435440060, 05055387631175

Optoma S321 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma S321 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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