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Acer C205 Projector

1000:1 WVGA (854x480) 29dB 200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and chip.com.tr.

Good Sound Quality

Some people who purchased this projector considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that it had good features. Sadmuppit mentioned on Amazon “Light - those are the best features.” in their review of the Acer C205 although they gave this projector a score of 1 stars.

Good Size

One customer who bought the Acer C205 considered that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Acer C205 “The Acer C205 is a compact projector of modest brightness” .

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was a good design. Sadmuppit mentioned on Amazon “Not good sadly - some design flaws!” in their review.

Good Brand

Projectors manufactured by Acer are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from users and experts.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer C205 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Aiptek PocketCinema N100.

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Very Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The lamp powers in economic mode of projectors that are a similar age to the C205 range from 10W to 30,000W, and the average lamp power in economic mode is 2,300W. The Acer C205 has one of the brightest lamp powers in economic mode (30,000 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

When compared to other projectors that were released around the same time as the C205, the Acer C205's service life of lamp in economic mode of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Acer C205 has more built-in speakers than most of the projectors of a similar age and type to the C205. Most of the multimedia projectors of this type and age only have one built-in speaker, however this multimedia projector has two built-in speakers.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the C205 the noise levels range from 29dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. At only 29 decibels, the Acer C205 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 1000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the C205.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was not good quality.

Poor Connectivity

One customer wrote that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on expert website PC Mag “Its connection choices are limited to HDMI and MHL”. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not able to connect to the internet.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the C205 do not support 3D image projection. The Acer C205 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Acer C205 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 1000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the C205 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the C205 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Acer C205 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The Acer C205 has a quite low maximum horizontal synchronization (only 50 kilohertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the C205. Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the C205 the maximum horizontal synchronization range from 32kHz to 110kHz.

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Only 1280 X 800 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Acer C205 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 56% less maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most common maximum digital resolution. The worst maximum digital resolution of all projectors of a similar age and type to the C205 is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1280 pixels.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Acer C205 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The RMS rated power of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 2W to 5W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer C205

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The Acer C205 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). In addition, this data projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

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Average Maximum Battery Life

At 2 hours, the Acer C205 has a pretty standard maximum battery life compared to most of the other 1000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the C205.

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WVGA (854x480) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WVGA (854x480), which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Acer C205 has a relatively standard projector brightness (200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 1000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the C205.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
18 July 2014

The Acer C205 is a compact projector of modest brightness and decent audio output, designed for businesspeople who need to give presentations in small rooms...

2 March 2015

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15 July 2014

Projeksiyon almay? dü?ünüyor, ancak mobil olarak da kullanmay? istiyorsan?z Acer C205'i önerebiliriz. Gerek tasar?m hatlar?, gerekse de performans?yla be?endi?imiz projektörün tek handikab?...

28 June 2014

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Sadmuppit
(Verified Purchase)

This is not suitable for business presentations as stated on the description due to two key issues:- 1. poor quality of text (its pixelated - not clear) - since buying it I found another review on... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Mor B.
(Verified Purchase)

Pretty cool for the price...

Reviewed 4 December 2014 by VISHAL J.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall its a good projector. I use it for movies and works fine for me for small crowed of 5 people. I am able to connect it to external speaker system to boost the sound, but not directly...

Reviewed 13 October 2014 by James A.
(Verified Purchase)

What might be a con to some is that it is just HDMI inputs...

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Electricity cost when switched on $9.87
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $12.71
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.082 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p179808, acer 854x480, acer p179808p, acer mrjh911001
Barcodes 00887899356223, 04053162597273, 04713147096886, 05054230641101, 05054230813423, 05054484687320, 08878993562230

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