Dell’s One Kilo, £1,000 DLP Projector

Sing along with me: "He's got the whole projector in his hand, he's got the whole projector in his hand, he's got the whole projector in his hand, he's got..."

Dell has been doing that ”Dell Thing” again: pushing itself into a market sector then slashing its prices compared to competition. Cool.

Now at 1.09Kg the 3400MP lightweight projector isn’t the absolute lightest model we’ve seen (that prize is still held by the 0.9Kg InFocus LP-120), but at nearly £500 less it is going to create waves. So too, it seems, is the feature set.


For a start, the 3400MP is a DLP projector with a 2100:1 contrast ratio. It projects a native XGA (1024×768) resolution and is able to synchronise up to UXGA (1600 x 1200). For its size, the 3400MP also carries a stunning 1500 ANSI lumens brightness, while an audio out port allows users to connect external speakers.

In eco-mode the 3400MP operates at a reasonably quiet 36dBA (38dBA normally) and the magnesium alloy shell should brace it for the more butter-fingered amongst you. It’s not choosy about what it sits on either, since it has three adjustable feet meaning that a designated plot on the back of your stuffed elk is just as stable as an Oak desk. (Anyone own a stuffed elk? Excluding Middle Americans)

An infra red remote control is supplied in the box which has mouse and laser pointer functionality along with a hard foam carrying case. For your £1056 (which includes VAT), Dell will provide a two year exchange service warranty and 90 days on the bulb. Delivery is £9.

What was that whistling noise? Oh, just the sharp intake off breath made by rivals who have suddenly been forced to pull their belts many notches tighter.

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