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Optoma W303

A classic and very economical to run 15000:1 280 x 800 projector
15,000 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 26dB Mar 2013
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Optoma W303 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Optoma W303 as follows for Summary.
70
4 Reviews
71
Good Features
27
4 Years Old
84
£56 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only £56 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 16% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report excellent connectivity.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite long service life of lamp
Quite quiet noise level
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

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Optoma W303 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Optoma projector is 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,395 expert and user reviews (including 366 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Connectivity

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Features

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma W303 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the Optoma W303 of only 26dB is in the quietest 5% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma W303 of 15,000 is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 75% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W303's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 51% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Optoma W303's service life of lamp of 6,500h is in the longest 18% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W303 has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W303 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Optoma W303 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W303 is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Not HD-Ready

The Optoma W303 is not HD-Ready, although keep in mind that 79% of projectors are also not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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3D-Ready

The Optoma W303 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W303 has a carrying case. 81% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the Optoma W303 of only 190W is quite small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 5% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since March 2013.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the W303 is only £56 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 16% of all 1,849 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 1280x800, optoma w303st

Barcodes:

00326771308528, 00611101364849, 00741755077380, 00796435418175, 00796435419769, 03609740046681, 05060059047321, 07964354181750

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