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alaScore 87

6 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of NEC P401W. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the price and usability are overall positive.

image quality, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the NEC P401W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of NEC P401W from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

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This summary is based on the products: NEC NP-P401W Entry Level Installation 4000-Lumens LCD Projector with 16W SpeakerNEC NP-P401W Entry Level Installation 4000-Lumens LCD Projector with 16W Speaker

Mar, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (



The NEC NP-P401W projector delivers a bright enough image for a mid- to large-size room, excellent data-image quality, and setup conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens.

Bright. Native WXGA resolution. 1.7x zoom lens. Vertical lens shift. Excellent data-image quality. Watchable video. Good audio.

No 3D capability.

If you need a WXGA projector that's bright enough for a medium to large conference room or classroom, the NEC P401W can easily fill that slot. The Epson D6155W is a little less expensive and offers enough to be worth considering as well, but the NEC...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


Certification:CE; ErP; TÜV GS / UL60950-1, CSA60950-1, FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-03 Class B, NOM-001-SCFI-1993
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:White
Form factor:Desktop
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:240
Lamp Type:UHP
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.7 - 2.1 / 1.7 - 2.2
Focal length range (f-f):17.4 - 29
Optical Zoom:1.7
Throw ratio:1.3 - 2.2


Audio formats supported:AAC, WMA
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Document formats supported:PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:16
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG, MPEG2, VC-1, WMV9


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

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 50

Other features

Built-in touchpad: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:iR


Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Noise Level:36
Noise level (economic mode):29 / 30
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Preset modes:Cinema, Presentation, sRGB
Vertical scan range:50 - 120
Windows operating systems supported: 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:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
Progressive scan output: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB connector type:USB Type-A, USB Type-B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off: Yes
Power consumption (economy mode):274
Power consumption (max):325
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.4
Power Consumption (Standby):10
Power consumption (typical):325
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):4000:1
Horizontal synchronization (max):100
Horizontal synchronization (min):15
Keystone correction, horizontal:- 30 - 30 / ± 30
Keystone correction, vertical:- 30 - 30 / ± 30
Matrix size:1.5
Maximum analog resolution:1920 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:0.69 - 14.6 / 0.7 - 14.6
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:4000
Projector brightness (economic mode):2680
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:635 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 5:4, 16:9, 16:10
Vertical synchronization (max):120
Vertical synchronization (min):50
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.7:1


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


3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.5