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Optoma X304M

79

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Optoma X304M

£691.00
Optoma X304M
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A cheap and classic moderate noise level XGA data projector, with good features and low running costs
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 10000:1 Yes May 2013
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Optoma X304M Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Optoma X304M number 273 in 3D projectors and number 413 across all projectors.
87
Reviews
3 Reviews
89
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Features
Good Features
57
Age
4 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£68 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has marvellous user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £68 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The X304M has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £594.03 at Projectorshop24 34 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 82% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Optoma X304M In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 3,311 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £691.00 it is in the cheapest 40% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the X304M will cost £68 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since May 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma X304M has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma X304M's noise level of 33dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma X304M of 10,000 is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 47% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma X304M's projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is dimmer than 71% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma X304M supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma X304M's service life of lamp of 5,000h is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 36% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X304M has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X304M has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The Optoma X304M's bulb power of 220W is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 43% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Optoma X304M does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma x304me1p1d0h1e001, x304m e1p1d0h1e001 x304m, optoma e1p1d0h1e001, optoma optomax304m, projectors x304m

Barcodes:

00088020865595, 00132017876481, 00611101364344, 00617407497830, 00646388689514, 00678476000161, 00736983808332, 00736983808684, 00796435418434, 04056572653188, 05054484253990, 05054533253995, 05060059047840, 07964354184348

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