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Optoma S321

£265.00
£199.99 £65 cheaper than 7 days ago
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An affordable and very economical to run moderate noise level SVGA projector, with good features and an astonishingly high 22000:1 contrast ratio
34dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 22000:1 Yes Mar 2016
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Optoma S321 DLP Projector 22,000:1 3200 Lumens (Brand new, unopened) - on
£199.99
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£238.80
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Optoma S321 SVGA DLP 3200 ANSI Lumens 3D Ready Projector - Black
£245.00
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Optoma S321 SVGA 800 x 600 3200 Lumens 3D Projector
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£261.94
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OPTOMA S321 Long Throw Office Projector
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Optoma S321 Projector Svga 800 X 600 3200 Ansi Lumens 3d 1.94 - 2.16:1 Throw Ratio.
£288.52
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Optoma S321 SVGA DLP 3200 ANSI Lumens 3D Ready Projector - Black (Brand new, unopened)
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Optoma S321 DLP Projector 22,000:1 3200 Lumens 800x600 (2.17kg (Brand new, unopened) - on
£299.88
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Optoma S321 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma S321 number 79 in 3D projectors and number 90 across all projectors.
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Reviews
100 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
65
Features
Good Features
78
Age
1 Year Old
92
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 100 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £47 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 12% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is easy to use and product quality. However they also report unsatisfactory connectivity.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Longer than average service life of lamp
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Bright, vibrant and portable
Amazing colours
Eco+
Energy saving
High contrast
3D ready
Eco AV mute
Wireless presenting (optional extra)
Quick resume
Auto power off
Long lamp life
Colour guarantee
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Smaller than average bulb power

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Optoma S321 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

Based on 100 user reviews this projector has an average user rating of 87 out of 100. 64 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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

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

We checked 3,311 expert and owner reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is 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.

Users Report 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.

Customers Report a 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.

Users Report Excellent 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.

Users Report Superior 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”.

Users Report Unsatisfactory 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”.

Users Report a 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”.

Value For Money

Amazingly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £199.99 it is in the cheapest 1% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma S321 and the United Kingdom price of £199.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $269.00 (£370.63).

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Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The S321 is one of the more economic to run projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the S321 will cost only £47 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Optoma data projector has been on the market since March 2016.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma S321 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma S321's noise level of 34dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 53% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma S321's contrast ratio (typical) of 22,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is higher than 90% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma S321 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 48% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma S321 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is longer than 69% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma S321 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S321 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Optoma S321 of only 195W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 16% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S321 is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S321 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma S321 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma b2b and installation proj 9571p01gc0e, optoma b2b and installation proj 800x600, optoma 800x600, visipax 22k1, optoma s321

Barcodes:

00779184012672, 00796435440060, 05055387631175

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