Acer 240 vs Optoma EH500

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Acer 240
Optoma EH500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
30% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Acer 240 has a service life of lamp of 5,000h. That's 1,500h longer than the Optoma EH500 (3,500h).
Lighter Edit
Acer 240 is 2kg heavy. That's 1.7kg lighter than the Optoma EH500 (3.7kg).
$413 cheaper
The Acer 240 costs $718.78, whereas the Optoma EH500 is $1,131.99.
User reviews are better
Based on 3 reviews, the Acer 240 has an average user review score of 67%, but the Optoma EH500 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a projector brightness of 4,700 ANSI lumens, however the Acer 240 is only a 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,000 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Optoma EH500 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the Acer 240 does not.
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Acer 240 does not. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
75% dimmer projector brightness Edit
Acer 240 is only 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH500 (4,700 ANSI lumens).
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Acer 240 does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Optoma EH500 does.
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer 240 does not have a built-in speaker(s), but the Optoma EH500 does. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Acer 240, however 2 retailers sell the Optoma EH500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Acer 240 is older than the Optoma EH500 by 13 months.
4 Reasons Against
A lot shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector, whereas the Acer 240 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,500h longer).
1.7kg heavier Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a weight of 3.7kg, however the Acer 240 is a 2kg heavy projector (1.7kg lighter).
More expensive by $413
The Optoma EH500 is $413.21 more expensive than the Acer 240.
User review Rating is Worse
The Optoma EH500's average user score is only 60%, however the Acer 240's is 67% (based on 3 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

53 months Ago 40 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 76.21
Electricity cost - standby $ 5.48
Total running cost $ 81.69
Purchase price $ 1,131.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,213.68
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.55T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
2,700 ANSI lumens 4,700 ANSI lumens
BEST
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data -15 - 15
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 85%
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,160 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1,070M 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1 - 11.3 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
24 - 300 23.6 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 OSRAM
 OSRAM
Bulb Power
190W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h
BEST
3,500h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.59 - 1.91:1
 1.59 - 1.91:1
Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 115%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 2.76
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 - 28.2
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D-Ready
 3D-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
Unknown - Click to provide data 30dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 31 - 90
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 3W
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1W
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 320W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2kg
BEST
3.7kg
Height
78mm 109mm
Depth
220mm 259mm
Width
264mm 326mm

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 VGA
BEST
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included
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