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Optoma W290 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£58 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 41?
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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £58 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 18% of all 1,849 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Quite quiet noise level
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite small bulb power
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Optoma W290 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
We checked 2,395 owner and expert reviews (including 366 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The Optoma W290 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors.
The best resolution amongst similar types of projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma W290 of only 28dB is in the quietest 8% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The Optoma W290's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is fairly standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 65% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the Optoma W290 of 2,800 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 27% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma W290 has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of data projectors.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Optoma W290's service life of lamp of 6,500h is in the longest 18% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma W290 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.
Quite Small Bulb Power
The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W. The bulb power of the Optoma W290 of only 190W is in the smallest 5% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other data projectors, the Optoma W290 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.
The Optoma W290 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Released Over Four Years Ago
Optoma released the W290 in August 2013.
Low Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the W290 is only £58 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run data projectors.