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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of NEC PE401H. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the NEC PE401H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of NEC PE401H from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The image quality is also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: NEC 4000 Lumens 1920 x 1200 WUXGA 2000:1 Entry Level Professional Installation Projector NP-PE401HNEC 4000 Lumens 1920 x 1200 WUXGA 2000:1 Entry Level Professional Installation Projector NP-PE401H

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

NEC PE401H review


A bright, colourful and rather old-fashioned Full HD DLP beamer for classrooms and boardrooms

High brightness ; Lush colours ; Reasonably adept with films ; Traditional GUI design ; Sound quality

Lacks Wi-Fi ; Some rainbow effect ; No built-in digital file support ; Intel WiDi via adaptor only

We liked Although it theoretically goes as large as 300 inches, the picture created by the PE401H on our 80-inch test screen looked exceptionally sharp and lusciously coloured. Easy to set up, this is Full HD at its best. The PE401H is simple to use,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

NEC Display Solutions NP-PE401H


The NEC Display Solutions NP-PE401H projector delivers bright, high-resolution output suitable for showing images with lots of fine detail.

Bright. High 1,920-by-1,080 resolution. Nearly rainbow-free for data images. Full 3D support with video sources.

Rainbow artifacts show frequently enough with video to be potentially bothersome to people who see them easily. Zoom lens is only 1.1x.

If you need a 1,920-by-1,080 projector with more convenience features, like a more capable zoom lens or more choices in connectors, be sure to take a look at the BenQ SH940 and the Acer P7505. Similarly, if you have an application where you need to get...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Art Feierman (



As people get more used to the typical 16:9 widescreen resolution used in HDTV, manufacturers of multimedia projectors are starting to move away from the 16:10 resolution that is more of a computer standard. NEC has taken this approach with the...

Good brightness and color rendition in all but the brightest mode ; Excellent sharpness with any resolution ; Very usable built-in stereo speakers ; Excellent warranty and service plans ; Quick power up and can be unplugged immediately after powered down

Best color modes only have 25% of the lumen output of the brightest mode ; Projected lamp life is only average ; Has dust filter that must be maintained (unusual for a DLP)

The NEC NP-PE401H is a very capable performer. While not particularly outstanding in any department, it is solid in every aspect. The color quality in the NP-PE401H’s brightest mode is equal or better than much of the competition. More importantly, the...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Certification:UL60950-1 FCC 15 B, Canada CSA60950-1, NOM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Colour of product:White
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:330
Lamp power (economic mode):248
Lamp Type:UHP
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:2500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3300

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.41 - 2.55
Focal length range (f-f):21.8 - 24
Throw ratio:1.6 - 2.72:1


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
RMS rated power:8
TV tuner integrated: No


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes


Air filter: Yes
Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Noise Level:36
Noise level (economic mode):31
Vertical scan range:50 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
PC Audio in: 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
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power Consumption (Standby):6
Power consumption (typical):410
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40
Matrix size:1.65
Matrix type:DMD
Maximum analog resolution:1920 x 1200
Maximum digital resolution:1920 x 1080
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Projection distance:1.2 - 13.2
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:4000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 5080
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom capability: Yes
Zoom ratio:1.1:1


Card reader integrated: No


3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL B, PAL D, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL M, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.5