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Optoma X401 Projector

£689.20
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £111.05 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Good picture quality
Good product quality
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Price

Price Has Gone Up by 3% (3%)

There was a cheaper price of £670.78 at PC World Business 84 days ago.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this data projector has an average expert rating of 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this projector.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

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


Good Picture Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality.


Design

Good Product Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Good to excellent data image quality” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Optoma X401 owner who reviewed it thought it was a good weight. Itreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website IT Reviews.com “The Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight”.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the X401 will cost £112 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 72 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market since August 2013.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma X401 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Optoma ML1500E (£649.99) which has better reviews; or the Viewsonic PJD6383S (£649), or the Optoma W306 (£634.90) both of which are cheaper.

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X401 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector is 700 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of this age and spec.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the Optoma X401 does not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Viewsonic PJD8633 (£783.36), or the Epson EH-TW5200 (£581.29).

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3D-Ready

The Optoma X401 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma X401 is HD-Ready. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also are HD-Ready.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma X401 has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X401 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma X401 has a carrying case, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X401 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma X401 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma X401 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector have noise levels of between 24dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma X401 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PJD6383S (£649) (33dB and cheaper), or the PJD5453 (£528.51) (32dB and cheaper) both from Viewsonic or the Optoma W306 (£634.90) (30dB and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1024x768
Barcodes 00012301808421, 00110281718201, 00132018210901, 00163121425234, 00796435418366, 00942080088083, 05060059047536, 07964354183662

Optoma X401 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma X401 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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.

Other Projectors to Consider

Optoma W306 vs Optoma X401

Optoma W306 vs Optoma X401
Optoma W306 Optoma X401
£ 634.90 £689.20
£54 Cheaper
One More Audio in Port
55W Lower Power Consumption During PowerSave
16% Bigger Matrix Size
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Vastly Lower RMS Rated Power

Epson EB-Z11000 vs Optoma X401

Epson EB-Z11000 vs Optoma X401
Epson EB-Z11000 Optoma X401
£ 10,182.74 £689.20
284.63W Lower Power Consumption During PowerSave
Newer by One Year
6,000 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
100W Bigger Lamp Power
£9,494 More Expensive
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £231.39

Viewsonic PJD6683WS vs Optoma X401

Viewsonic PJD6683WS vs Optoma X401
Viewsonic PJD6683WS Optoma X401
£ 499.00 £689.20
£190 Cheaper
Better Expert Reviews
16% Bigger Matrix Size
15% Longer Lamp Service Life
One Less Built-In Speaker
Vastly Lower RMS Rated Power
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