The W320USTi, is perfect for businesses, schools and colleges. It is bright (4,000 lumens) and uses a new generation of TouchBeam finger-touch interactive technology, enabling several people to...
Optoma has good average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.
The Optoma W320 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.
We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW350ES[plb_3231569_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma W320 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W320 also have a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma GT5500[plb_3451140_price].
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Optoma W320 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all data projectors of this age and spec is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Quite Big Matrix Size
The matrix sizes of projectors of a similar age and type to the W320 range from 0.45" to 0.74". With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Optoma W320 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the W320.
Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
The Optoma W320 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W320. Most of the comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W320 only have one HDMI ports quantity, however this projector has two HDMI ports quantitys.
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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W320 only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Optoma W320 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W320 is 1.5W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W. At 16 Watts, the Optoma W320 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the W320.
Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
Most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W320 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma W320 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
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Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the W320, the Optoma W320 does not support full HD.
There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at including the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Most data projectors of a similar age and type to the W320 do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma W320 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.
It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which also has a higher rating.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
Data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W320 have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W320 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that were released one year ago.
Across all the data projectors of a comparable type and age to the W320 the weights range from 9.7g to 18kg. At 4.9 kilograms, the Optoma W320 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W320.
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OK Running Costs
The W320 is typical compared to the other 58 projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the W320 will cost £104 over 1 year to run.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this projector was released.
Average Projector Brightness
At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W320 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the W320.
If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Benq SW921[plb_3181652_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.
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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.
Projector Native Resolution
4,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-20 - 20
Number of Colours
0.49 - 0.66
Supported Aspect Ratios
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
85 - 115
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Objective Focal Length
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Supported 3D Formats
Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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