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Optoma X401

73

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Optoma X401

£689.20
Optoma X401
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A classic and fully featured quiet XGA projector, with low running costs but representing only average value for money
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Optoma X401 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Optoma X401 number 513 in 3D projectors and number 881 across all projectors.
85
Reviews
2 Reviews
60
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£80 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £80 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The X401 has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Brighter than average projector brightness
Supports 3D
Outstanding image quality
Extensive connectivity options for maximum compatibility
Compatible with full 3d and RF glasses for the most amazing, immersive viewing experience
Superior lamp life minimizes cost of operation

Optoma X401 Video Reviews

Optoma X401 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this projector on average 80 out of 100.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 52% of projectors, it has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £689.20 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma X401 and the United Kingdom price of £689.20 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,049.00 (£1,443.74).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the X401 is £80 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the X401 in August 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma X401 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma X401's noise level of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Data projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Optoma X401's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is in the highest 29% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma X401 of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 68% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma X401 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 74% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma X401 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X401 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X401 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma X401 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X401 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma X401 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X401 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma X401 is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Optoma X401's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 26% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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00796435418366, 00942080088083, 05060059047536, 07964354183662

Optoma X401

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