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Optoma EW330E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Optoma EW330E. 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. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the noise. Many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma EW330E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Optoma EW330 review

 

Can a projector designed for life on the road still offer good image quality?

Portable ; Crisp image

Not for use in larger rooms ; Gets loud

A superb projector for life on the road, offering excellent image quality

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: PC Advisor (techadvisor.co.uk)

Optoma EW330 review

 

The Optoma EW330 is a lamp-based ultraportable projector that features 1280 by 800 (WXGA) resolution and enough illumination power (a considerable 2200 lumens) for use in a large conference room.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (macworld.co.uk)

Optoma EW330 review

 

The compact Optoma EW330 is a lamp-based ultraportable projector with enough power for a large conference room.

Ultraportable projector, good text rendering, and graphics display, can tolerate a reasonable amount of ambient light, HDMI port

Lacks a built-in speaker, short 90-day lamp warranty, replacement lamp expensive, some of the buttons sit too close together

If you want the best bargain on a projector with a wide aspect ratio, the Optoma EW330 is a good bet, with WXGA resolution and high brightness rating. However, the EW330's 90-day lamp warranty is shorter than we'd like, and the cost of its 3,000-hour...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

Optoma Technology EW330

 

The compact, 2.4-pound Optoma EW330 ($899 as of 8/7/09) is a lamp-based ultraportable projector that features 1280 by 800 (WXGA) resolution and enough illumination power--a considerable 2200 lumens--for use in a large conference room. It's a good...

Comparatively low price ; HDMI support for digital display

Awkward remote control ; No built-in speaker

High-quality, widescreen images and superior brightness make this projector a top choice for both business and home use.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Optoma EW330

 

The Optoma EW330 has the distinction of being one of the smallest and lightest ultraportable projectors we've tested. First, its wide aspect-ratio image (1280 x 800 pixels) is a perfect match for today's laptops and HDTVs. Second, its impressive...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (macworld.com)

Review: Optoma Technology EW330 ultraportable projector

 

Optoma's compact, 2.4-pound EW330 is a lamp-based ultraportable projector that features 1280 by 800 resolution and enough illumination power for use in a large conference room.

The EW330 has a native wide aspect ratio (16:10) that makes it a perfect delivery system for a presentation from a widescreen laptop. It’s also a good match for projecting widescreen DVDs and HDTV, and it includes an HDMI port for displaying digital...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (projectorcentral.com)

Optoma EW330 Review

 

A very well constructed micro-portable widescreen presentation projector. At only 2.5 lbs., it is an excellent choice for traveling presenters.

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Optoma EP721

 

all good points very ease to setup very good colour, and bright full picture, excelent picture from portable DVD player and just as good from the laptop.

At the price none

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Optoma EP721

 

all good points ; very ease to setup ; very good colour, and bright full picture, excelent picture from portable DVD player and just as good from the laptop

At the price none

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Optoma EP721

 

easy to use.

Dec, 2008
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Product Specifications

Widescreen and HD ready; the travel-friendly EW330 is the tiny show-stopper that punches well above its class. It boasts a brilliant 2200 lumens for awesome wide-format images. From carry-case to office it goes the distance, unleashing quality presentations, video, DVD and stills from a widescreen notebook. Fully loaded with features and an incredible 5000 hours lamplife the EW330 shows great things come from small packages.

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.6cm
Height:6.4cm
Weight:1.2kg
Width:20.9cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:2200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:9.13m/9.13m / 913cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Max Screen Distance:12m
Min Image Size:0.69m/0.69m / 69cm
Min Screen Distance:1m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Model:EW330
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma

Lamps

Bulb power:165
Service life of lamp:3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000 / 5000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):21.8 - 24
Throw ratio:1.55 - 1.7:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):206 x 156 x 64
Lens focal range:F/2.4 - 2.5
Power requirements:100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz / 100-240V, 50-60 Hz
Power Supply:208
Projection lens:F/2.4 ~ 2.5; f=21.8 ~ 24mm
Resolution:1400 x 900
Video/data systems:PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, 576i/p), NTSC (M, 4.43/3.58 MHz, 480i/p), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L) HD (1080i, 720p)

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Noise Level:33
Plug and Play: Yes
Vertical scan range:43 - 83

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
PC Audio in: No
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):1 / 10
Power consumption (typical):165 / 225

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-18/18 / 18
Matrix size:1.65
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:1 - 12 / 1/12
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2200
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:17.5 - 231.9 / 693.7 - 9129.8

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
HD-Ready: Yes

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM K1 / SECAM L
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:1.2