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Casio XJ-F211WN Laser/LED Hybrid Projector Review – Summary

Casio XJ-F211WN Laser/LED Hybrid Projector Review – Summary: Summary, Pros, Cons

Summary

The Casio XJ-F211WN is a DLP, WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution projector with Casio’s classic hybrid LED/laser light engine. It is suitable for both education (K-12 classrooms, school conferences rooms) and business (conference rooms, boardrooms, training rooms, road-warriors, etc.) environments. The projector won an award in the K-12 Classroom Projector category for Best in Class Value Solid-State, in this year’s Classroom Projector Report.

It is certainly worthy of that award, and for several reasons. Solid state projectors (lasers, LEDs) typically have a higher up front cost, and lower maintenance over their lifetime than a lamp based projector, so you could get a lamp based projector for significantly less than most solid states. This is not the case when it comes to this Casio. It has an incredibly low price of $1049.99. So you get all the benefits of a solid state projector for a lamp-based price, and that’s before any bulk pricing or education discounts.

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The XJ-F211WN has Wired LAN networking, optional wireless, a robust 16-watt onboard speaker, and a 1.50:1 zoom lens for placement flexibility. Casio’s Moderator function allows a teacher to connect in up to 40 computers/devices at once. Four of those can be selected at one time to be displayed, with the image split into four windows.

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The Casio XJ-F211WN has five color modes: Standard, Graphic, Theater, Blackboard, and Natural. The best color mode for video is Theater, and the best mode for presentations, websites, documents, and graphics is Graphic Mode. These modes are plenty bright for most classroom and conference room environments, but if you still need a bit of extra brightness, Natural Mode gives you several hundred more lumens while still maintaining good color.

Pros

  • 2,972 Lumens in Standard at Full Wide Angle, 2,563 at Mid-Zoom
  • Sharp WXGA Resolution (1280 x 800)
  • Laser/LED Light Engine Lasts up to 20,000 Hours
  • Great Placement Flexibility – 1.50:1 Zoom Lens
  • Loud 16-Watt Mono Speaker
  • Quiet Fan: 33db (Full Power), 29db (ECO)
  • Includes Casio’s Education Solutions: Wireless Features such as One Click Connection, PC Remote and Moderator Function
  • Wired and Wireless Networking

Cons

  • Measured Below Claim
  • Loud Start Up Fan

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