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Optoma W301 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£58 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 40?
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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data 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:
Fairly high contrast ratio (typical)
Quite quiet noise level
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite small bulb power
Optoma W301 In-Depth Analysis
Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews
Based on 2,395 expert and owner reviews (including 366 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The Optoma W301 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.
A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across similar types of projector.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma W301 of only 28dB is quite quiet compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 7% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Fairly High Contrast Ratio (typical)
The average contrast ratio (typical) of all data projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma W301 of 15,000 is quite high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 25% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the Optoma W301 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 38% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma W301 has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma W301 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.
Quite Small Bulb Power
The Optoma W301's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 8% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma W301 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.
The Optoma W301 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This multimedia projector was released in July 2013.
Running Costs Are Low
The W301 has an average running cost of only £58 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run multimedia projectors.