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Acer H5380BD Projector

$442.21
17000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 31dB Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $59.07 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are poor
Not thick
HD Ready resolution
191 Reviews + 1 Award
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 209 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Acer data projector is 74%. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Acer Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 820 owner and expert reviews (including 49 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its data projectors. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its 17000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Acer multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 57 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Les Numeriques.com and projectorcentral.com.


Design

Good Quality

Thirty-six owners considered that the Acer H5380 was good quality. Newegg.com said “I like there quality” in their review of this projector. Newegg.com also said “Given the build quality of th” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “High materiel and build quality, stable and aesthetically pleasing” in their review.

Good Looking

Fourty customers thought the product was good looking. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this projector “Looks pretty fancy, has some nice LED lights, plenty of room for everything I have”. Newegg.com also wrote “Works beautifully so far” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Motherboard seems pretty easy to OC, although I haven't yet” in their review.

Seven owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned “Reasonable price, good quality and great design”. Newegg.com also said “Outstanding design, logical placement of everything, extensive over clocking ability” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “All features that you need for a High-end board, best design with mat black” in their review.

Four people who reviewed this projector concluded that it was smooth. Newegg.com said in their Acer H5380 review “Easy to Install I use Gskill Sniper Seires 16GB Ram and an 5 4690K Proc and this thing is smooth”. Newegg.com also said “I used this board for my first build and everything went as smooth as grandma's gravy” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Smooth install” in their review.

Three people said in their reviews that the product was neat. Newegg.com mentioned “The BIOS is very well organized and nearly everything is customizable”. Newegg.com also wrote “Its neat though” in their review. Stefan S. wrote in his review of this projector “Now it looks clean and tidy” .

Two customers considered that it was ugly. Newegg.com wrote “I'm used to an ugly blue screen with keyboard input only” although they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Three years ago Nestor R. wrote “I went with the ROG because of the color scheme and how ugly their regular boards look” in his review of this projector and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-three customers agreed that this projector was easy to use. Newegg.com wrote “Good software fan control”. Newegg.com also said “Have not been able to use it yet” in their review. Newegg.com also said “The UEFI BIOS program is awesome and easy to use” in their review.

Nine owners who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Newegg.com wrote in their review of this projector “Was easy to set up, turn on”. Newegg.com also wrote “It was very easy to setup” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Seems easy enough to setup” in their review.

Five customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “Very good overclocking options, ranging from low-tech grouped settings to detailed adjustments for more technical overclockers” in their review of this projector however they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “With a little research into what my settings should be (non-overclocking, just wa” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Absolutely beautiful mobo Ease of use to change settings both on the board itself” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Newegg.com mentioned “Overall good quality board, I was a little surprised at it's weight compared to the boards I'm used to handling” although they gave the product a score of 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “Bottom line is that this Motherboard handles anything out on the market between programs or games” in their review.

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good interface. Newegg.com wrote two years ago “My last high performance build was with a ASUS 6T Delux 2 58 Chipset board with the typical clunky looking DOS based BIOS interface” in their review of this projector however they only rated it 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “UEFI BIOS interface is great” in their review.

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Well Made

Sixty customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Newegg.com said “I have built a number of computers for people since 1995” in their review of this projector but despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “As I said, this was my first build ever” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “It's solid, has a ton of options” in their review.

Three owners who bought the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Newegg.com said in their Acer H5380 review “I have owned several Asus boards over the years and I find them to be durable and reasonably priced (for a high end board”. Jason M. said in his review of this projector on Newegg.com “The mobo feels surprisingly rugged and I'm a little ashamed to say why.” and scored it very highly.

Two people said in their reviews that it was reliable. Stanislaus K. wrote in their review of the Acer H5380 “The Ai Suite 3 is needed to make fan speed adjustments as my trusty program "Speedfan" was not allowing changes in fan RPM” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Frank W. scored it 8 stars and he wrote in his review of the Acer H5380 on Newegg.com “It has lots of features and should be very reliable”.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer H5380 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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WXGA (1280x720) Resolution

The Acer H5380 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 17000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Smart TV

Does Not Have Email Functionality

Two people agreed that this projector did not have email functionality. Newegg.com wrote “It's been almost a week and even though I've been emailing askin” in their review of the Acer H5380. Newegg.com also wrote “IM STILL HAVING PROBLEMS I NEED AN RMA What I don't need is an email telling me my brand new motherboard is under warranty” in their review.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four customers said in their reviews that this projector did not have a good battery life. Newegg.com wrote in their Acer H5380 review “They moved the battery from the 87 to make room for the M.2 drive on the 97” . Newegg.com also said “1) Battery placement is kind of bad because it is covered up by the 1st GFX card slot” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The placement of the CMOS battery makes it difficult to get to if you have a graphics card” in their review.


Features

Good Features

Thirty-six customers concluded that it had good features. Newegg.com said two years ago “Nice features” in their review of this projector. Newegg.com also mentioned “The hardware and software features” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The on-board buttons were really helpful as well (my last motherboard was nearly 7 years old so all these new features made me real” in their review.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Ten customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Newegg.com wrote in their review of the Acer H5380 “Follow instructions, take your time” but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Newegg.com also said “I give kudos to ASUS for providing a very detailed manual for the board, when a lot of companies don't seem to do that any more” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “I would tell them, please read the mobo manual” in their review.

One owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had good customer support. George G. mentioned in his review of this projector three years ago “ASUS Customer Support was less than helpful” and scored it 4 stars.

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Good 3D Mode

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Digital Versus wrote in their Acer H5380 review “Rendu 3D de bonne facture” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Doug and Delighted mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “And this projector looks better & does HD and 3D” and scored the product 7 stars. Three years ago Blazer666_uk mentioned in their review of this projector “Gone is the rainbow effect I used to suffer with on my H5360 and the extra 500 lumens is great for 3d”.

Good Remote Control

Two owners who bought it considered that it had a good remote control. Newegg.com mentioned “Can control fans through Corsair Link or software similiar or through a fan controller” in their review of this projector however they rated it 17.6 out of 100. Blazer666_uk wrote in their review of the Acer H5380 on Amazon “All controls for tge projector are on the remote control only.”.

Good for Playing Games On

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Newegg.com said “Decent for gamers” but even so they only gave the product a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Newegg.com also wrote “The features are truly a good fit for gamers” in their review. Digitalversus.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It's sold as a versatile projector that should be decent enough for gaming, multimedia and movies”.

Four owners thought it had good picture quality. Newegg.com said “Built in sound (up to 7.1 surround) and graphics (Intel” . Two years ago Vanessa, the Entertaining Mom mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The image quality is great whether during the day in a light room or during the evening in a dark room”. In the same month Leo rated it 7 stars and he wrote “Impressed by the image quality for such a large screen even on dark screen”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Blazer666_uk rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Colours seem bright and darks are well defined”.

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HD Ready Resolution

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Digital Versus said three years ago “HD Ready, manque de piqu des images Full HD” in their review of this projector. Digital Versus also said “HD Ready resolution” in their review. Digital Versus also wrote “Full HD images are upscaled” in their review.

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Thirty-two owners said in their reviews that the Acer H5380 did not have good sound quality. Newegg.com said “Would rather see more USB ports and an E-SATA port than the onboard audio (even though this is about the best onboard audio available” in their review of this projector. Newegg.com also said “Many thing the audio” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Do a quick scan on asus forums and you will see there are issues with the onboard audio” in their review.


Video

3D-Ready

The Acer H5380 is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also are 3D-ready.

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HD-Ready

The Acer H5380 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer H5380 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Acer H5380 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Acer H5380 has a carrying case. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer H5380 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed this projector agreed that it was noisy. Newegg.com said “I read a couple of reviews where people said the SupremeFX Audio wasn't as loud as their prior Realtek chipped mobo's” although they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet. Blazer666_uk said on Amazon “Only noticeable in quiet moments in the viewing”. Three years ago Kevin B. mentioned on Newegg.com “Cougar 14CM Red LED Ultra Silent Storage” in his review of this projector.

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Noisy

Two people who reviewed this projector agreed that it was noisy. Newegg.com said “I read a couple of reviews where people said the SupremeFX Audio wasn't as loud as their prior Realtek chipped mobo's” although they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer H5380 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two people who reviewed this projector mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com wrote two years ago “It's so top heavy because of the heatsinks that the whole thing constantly feels like it's about to break in half flexi” in their review of this projector.

Not Thick

Three people said in their reviews that this projector was not thick. Three years ago Newegg.com said “I had paired this broad with the Intel 4790k, I had got everything put together”. Newegg.com also wrote “The USB 3.0 port feels a bit loose” in their review. Three years ago Jeremiah J. wrote “A "gamer" board (in a loose sense of the term” in his Acer H5380 review.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was not thin. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this projector “Was easy to narrow down and uninstall them”. Two years ago Ken C. said on Newegg.com “Those pins are very thin and fragile looking”.

Two people who reviewed this projector mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com wrote two years ago “It's so top heavy because of the heatsinks that the whole thing constantly feels like it's about to break in half flexi” in their review of this projector.

One customer considered that the product was not compact. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this projector “Tlcommande trop petite et non rtroclaire” . One person who reviewed it wrote that it was not a good body shape. Newegg.com said “No body knows what they doing every person has a own rule” in their review of this projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 31 decibels, the Acer H5380 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers h5380bd
Barcodes 04053162597280, 04713147096756, 04713147096763, 04713147096770, 05052916352372, 05054230598719, 05054484883623, 05054629450499, 08592978025670, 08878993562162

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