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Optoma ZW212ST Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
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Optoma's laser/LED projectors bring together innovative technologies that make them light, bright and easy to use and maintain. These lamp-free projectors help businesses and educators deliver... More
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14 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

The ZW212ST is in the cheapest 13% of all 118 projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the ZW212ST will cost only £75 over 1 year to run.

Good Brand

Based on 1,689 user and expert reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its multimedia projectors compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

Several people agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote three years ago “The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality” in their review of the Optoma ZW212ST.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the ZW212ST, the ZW212ST has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the H7531D[pl_1418806_price], or the P1515[pl_2417211_price] both from Acer or the Epson Home Cinema 3020+[plb_1922603_price].

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Supports 3D

The Optoma ZW212ST supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], and the Epson PowerLite Pro G6050W[plb_1919037_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the ZW212ST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The ZW212ST has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the ZW212ST. Most of the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the ZW212ST only have one number of built-in speakers, however this projector has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 20,000 hours, the ZW212ST has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,700h.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the ZW212ST have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Optoma ZW212ST which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the Optoma ZW212ST has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the ZW212ST. Similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h.

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Supports Seven Video Formats Supporteds

The Optoma ZW212ST has a greater number of supported video formats than most multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. This data projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by projectors of this age and spec. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "H.264", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG4" and "XVID" are also supported by this Optoma projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the ZW212ST is more than most multimedia projectors of this age and type. This Optoma projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the ZW212ST. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this data projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 176 Watts, the ZW212ST has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the ZW212ST. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.2W to 430W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 210W.

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6 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This data projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Inferior Sound Quality

One Optoma ZW212ST reviewer considered that it did not have good sound quality. It Reviews.com wrote in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com three years ago “Relatively weak audio”.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ZW212ST does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the ZW212ST also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Epson 5020UB[plb_1992731_price], or the Panasonic PT-AE8000U[plb_1897386_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the ZW212ST, the ZW212ST does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 32 decibels, the ZW212ST has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the ZW212ST the noise level (economic mode)s range from 20dB to 40dB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ZW212ST

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Optoma released the ZW212ST.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma ZW212ST is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the ZW212ST has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 34dB noise level projectors currently available including the Viewsonic PJD8333[plb_1479838_price], or the Benq W770ST[plb_1561748_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

The ZW212ST has a relatively typical projector brightness (2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors to this data projector and we think the LG SA560[plb_1580800_price], the Viewsonic PJD6353s[plb_1429674_price], and the Benq W770ST[plb_1561748_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the GT1070[pl_2503383_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens), the HD25e[pl_2819896_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the HD151X[pl_2591351_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection Type
2D/3D Frequency Image
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

14 September 2013

The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality...

Short throw
Good text quality
3D compatible
Good port selection
Long lamp life
Rainbow effect in video
Relatively weak audio
12 September 2013

The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality...

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £74.20
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma zw212, optoma zw212s, optoma p163008, optoma zw212st, optoma p166792, optoma zw212ste, optoma p166792p, optoma p163008p, optoma zw212sted, optoma zw212stedu, optoma 958nq01gc1
Barcodes 00796435418540, 05060059047956, 07964354185406

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