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Optoma W490

A fairly new 10000:1 280 x 800 data projector with passable features
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 29dB Feb 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma W490 Review

Released 1 year ago but with average features, we have scored the Optoma W490 as follows for Summary.
56
Average Features
72
18 Months Old
36
£139 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £139 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Optoma W490 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,445 owner and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W490 is RoHS compliance. 82% of data projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W490 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma W490 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

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

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma W490's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 21% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma W490's noise level of only 29dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Optoma W490's bulb power of 310W is in the biggest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma W490 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 19% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Optoma released the W490 in February 2016.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The W490 is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W490 is £139.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1280x800
Barcodes 00638317211682, 00796435419806
Cheaper to run by £51.60
Longer service life of lamp
2 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness
40% longer service life of lamp
Cheaper to run by £35.57
Significantly dimmer projector brightness
2h longer service life of lamp
£36.31 cheaper to run
Older by seven months
Longer service life of lamp
£34.27 cheaper to run
Dimmer projector brightness
50% longer service life of lamp
2235% higher running costs over five years
Longer service life of lamp
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
4% bigger bulb power
70% higher running costs over five years

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