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Optoma W401 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Jul 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £111.05 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Expert reviews are poor
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This projector received a rating of 60% from projector expert review site IT Reviews.com. That puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 6% of all the projectors of this type and age.

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,873 owner and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the W401 is £112 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 72 projectors of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma multimedia projector was released in July 2013.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W401 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the EW400, or the X300 both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD5234.

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector the projector brightnesses range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W401 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

Alternative 4,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at include the Optoma X501 (£1,371.17) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the EB-Z9870U (7,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the EB-Z9800W (£7,740.08) (8,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Pro Z9800WNL (8,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Epson.

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WXGA (1280x800) 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 frequently found resolution. Across all 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector, the Optoma W401 does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Epson EB-Z10005U, the Infocus IN118HD (£354.99), or the Viewsonic PRO8600.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma W401 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W401 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W401 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not have a DVI port.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Optoma W401 is not Energy Star certified, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years are also not Energy Star certified.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W401 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma W401 has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The Optoma W401 does not have a 3D glasses included, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W401 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W401 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W401 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector is 24dB and the loudest is 40dB. The Optoma W401 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 29dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of its better review score, the Optoma X401 (£689.20).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00041114469079, 00617407496895, 00779184445135, 00796435418373, 05060059047543, 07964354183730

Optoma W401 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W401 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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