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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of NEC NP-VE281. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the NEC NP-VE281 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of NEC NP-VE281 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the noise. The usability is also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the size.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEC NP-VE281 2800-Lumen High-Brightness Mobile ProjectorNEC NP-VE281 2800-Lumen High-Brightness Mobile Projector

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (



The NP-VE281 from NEC Display Solutions of America is a no-frills, lightweight data projector with very good data image quality, solid video quality, and loud, reasonably good sound.

Loud audio system. Above-par data image quality. Solid video quality.

Sparse connectivity choices. Lacks carrying case. Some rainbow effect.

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Feb, 2013

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Just have to vacuum the intake vent to maintain projector, Brightness readings were extremely close to the advertised brightness, Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions, 3D Ready when projecting content from your PC, Estimated...

For very specific applications color may need adjustment, Lamp is not user replaceable. Must contact dealer for replacement, Limited inputs, but still very capable, Very limited zoom capabilities

NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X. As mentioned in the review this unit was designed to be simple and easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it. Designed for travel, the VE281X looks to be pretty durable and...

Mar, 2013

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Maged Salama


I bought this projector because it was on sale and it has HDMI and USB connection (at least that was the description).When I received it, I found it has no USB connection and I verified with that was a mistake in their website.But part...

Product Specifications


Certification:UL, FCC, CSA, NOM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Colour of product:White
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:200
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.41 - 2.55
Focal length range (f-f):21.8 - 24
Throw ratio:1.95 - 2.15:1


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:7


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired

Packaging Content

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


Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Noise Level:35
Noise level (economic mode):33
Vertical scan range:50 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:110 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):261
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:±40
Matrix size:1.4
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Projection distance:1.2 - 12
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2800
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:838.2 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3
Zoom capability: Yes
Zoom ratio:1.1:1


Card reader integrated: No


3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No
Supported video modes:1080i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.9