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Optoma W401 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£112 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 36?
It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £112 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big bulb power
Does not have a 3D glasses included
Only 1,080 video mode
Should You Buy it Now?
Optoma W401 Video Reviews
Optoma W401 In-Depth Analysis
Poor Expert Reviews
Expert review website IT Reviews.com scored this projector 60%. That puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 4% of all the multimedia projectors.
Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews
We checked 2,447 expert and owner reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has very good reviews specifically within its data projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
The Optoma W401 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are RoHS compliance.
Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included
The Optoma W401 does not have a 3D glasses included. Most of the other multimedia projectors do have a 3D glasses included.
Quite Big Bulb Power
Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W. At 280 Watts, the Optoma W401 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors.
Has a DVI Port
The Optoma W401 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors do not have a DVI port.
Has a Carrying Case
The Optoma W401 has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.
Not Energy Star Certified
Like most of the other data projectors, the Optoma W401 is not Energy Star certified.
Quite Bright Projector Brightness
The Optoma W401 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (4,500 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors.
The Optoma W401 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors.
The Optoma W401 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Across all the multimedia projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB. The Optoma W401 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 29 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma W401 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma W401 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was July 2013 when this data projector was released.
OK Running Costs
The W401 is typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the W401 will cost £112 over 1 year to run.
Value for Money
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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma W401 and the United Kingdom price of £739.24 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,034.74 (£1,348.37).
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