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DELL S500wi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of DELL S500wi. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the image quality and noise are overall positive. The size and design also get good views, whereas the price and usability get critical views.

design, size, noise, image quality

usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the DELL S500wi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for DELL S500wi


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of DELL S500wi from The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the size. The noise is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price and usability, and comments are divided on the image quality.

design, noise, size

usability, price

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell S500WI DLP ProjectorDell S500WI DLP Projector

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Kelvyn Taylor (

Dell S500wi projector review


The redesigned interactive wireless pen is much better than the S300wi's and is now rechargeable over USB. It can be used as a mouse in any Windows display, although a USB cable (supplied) has to be connected between the PC and the projector. For...

Good picture quality; quiet; can be positioned exceptionally close to the screen; four-way split screen capability; comprehensive choice of inputs

Limited maximum screen size; interactive mode requires cable between projector and PC

A very good HD projector with great close-range performance and versatile interactive features. If you need a very large display, however, the S300wi is a better choice.

Apr, 2011

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Dell S500wi


Interactive projectors are becoming increasingly common, but the Dell S500wi ($1599 direct) stands out for being one of the few that combines interactivity with an ultra short throw. Built in interactivity lets you interact with the image without...

Ultra short throw yields big images from just a few inches. Bright. Interactive. Pen doesn't need to touch screen. 3D support

Below par video quality. 3D is highly limited

The Dell S500wi projector offers a bright image, interactivity, and an ultra-short throw that projects big images from inches away, so you don't have to worry about casting shadows.

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Dell S500wi Review


The Dell S500wi interactive projector ups the ante by shrinking the throw distance from short to ultra short...

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot: Yes
Colour of product:White


Bulb power:280
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:2500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:10


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 60

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):326.8 x 420.5 x 191

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:3, -


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):345


Contrast ratio (typical):2300:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-35 - 40
Projection distance:0.49 - 0.66
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3200
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:1955.8 - 2540


Card reader integrated: No
Optical disc player type:Not included


3D: Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43, NTSC J, NTSC M, PAL 60, PAL B, PAL D, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL M, PAL N, PAL Nc, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM L
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: No
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 800 (WXGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :19.1