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Optoma W401 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Jul 2013
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Projecting in boardrooms, lecture theaters or meeting rooms with the exceptionally bright 4500 ANSI Lumens. Installed or on the move with the included carry bag the versatile W401 incorporates... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Optoma have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Optoma also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Size

Two Optoma W401 reviewers who purchased the Optoma W401 reckoned that it was a good weight. Pcmag.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “The Optoma W401$922.00 at Amazon shares many of the same features, including a light weight and a bright image”. Itreviews.com said on expert website IT Reviews.com in the same month “The Optoma W401 shares many of the same features, including a light weight and a bright image” in their review of this projector.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma W401 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One person concluded that it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Good to excellent data image quality” in their review.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W401 supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030[plb_2254510_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W401 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], the Infocus IN116A[plb_2100766_price], or the Optoma W306[plb_1726310_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W401 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W401. Data projectors of this age and type have projector brightnesss of between 700 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 4,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to consider include the Optoma X501[plb_2279545_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the EB-Z9870U[pl_2668531_price] (7,500 ANSI lumens), the Pro Z9800WNL[pl_3018739_price] (8,300 ANSI lumens), or the EB-Z9875U[pl_2765002_price] (8,700 ANSI lumens) all from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W401 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors of this spec and age the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite High Number of Colours

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 860M. With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma W401 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W401.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma W401 is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W401 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors of this age and type. Most of the multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W401 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this Optoma data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Optoma W401 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that are a comparable age to the W401 is 2W and the highest is 30W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Optoma W401 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W401. Projectors that came out around the same time as the W401 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,900h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 29 decibels, the Optoma W401 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the W401. Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W401 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 35dB.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W401 have noise levels of between 26dB and 40dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma W401 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 29dB noise level projectors currently available including the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price] which has better reviews.

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average expert rating of 65% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W401 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Optoma W401 does not support wi-Fi.

Other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the EB Z9870U[pl_3022342_price], or the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W401 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Optoma W401 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 285 Watts, the Optoma W401 has a very high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W401. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of projectors of this age and spec is 220W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.37W to 290W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W401

Average Running Costs

The W401 is typical compared to the other 59 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the W401 will cost £112 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

24 November 2013

The Optoma W401 business projector weighs less than seven pounds, but delivers lots of light, with a 4500-lumen rating...

Bright, rated at 4 500 lumens
Unusually portable for the brightness
Good to excellent data image quality
Obvious rainbow artifacts in video make it suitable for short video clips only
22 November 2013

The DLP-based WXGA (1280 by 800) Optoma W401 business projector offers a 4,500 lumen rating, making it suitable for a mid to large-size conference room or classroom...

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Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £111.05
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00041114469079, 00617407496895, 00796435418373, 05060059047543, 07964354183730

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