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Acer K135 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 31dB Aug 2013
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19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Acer data projector has an average expert rating of 74% based on six expert reviews from sites including macworld.com.au, 01net.com, pcquest.com and digit.in.

Good Size

Several Acer K135 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Expert website Indianexpress.com mentioned two years ago “Like most other gadgets, projectors too have been becoming compact over the past few years.” and gave the Acer K135 a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

Several Acer K135 reviewers who bought the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Macworld.com.au mentioned “With a 110 x 140mm footprint – slightly smaller than a CD case – the Acer features a full-sized HDMI port along with USB, micro-SD”. Expert website Businesstoday.intoday.in gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “There is a full HDMI port wit” in their review of this projector.

One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcquest.com mentioned three years ago “It has plenty of connectivity options, so you can access your files str” in their Acer K135 review.

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Nice Design

One person who bought it considered that it was neat. Three years ago expert website Digit.in said “The K135 projector from Acer is a rather neat offering - good performance, simple to set up, a” in their review of the Acer K135. One customer considered that the Acer K135 was a good design. Businesstoday.intoday.in wrote “Compact design”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup.

Good Technical Features

One Acer K135 owner considered that it had good features.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the Acer K135 concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Pcquest.com wrote “This is a very compact projector from Acer which has great features and projection quality despite its small size” in their Acer K135 review and scored it 4 stars.

Good Brand

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors built by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Supports 3D

The Acer K135 supports 3D, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the K135 which do not support 3D.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the X1111, or the H9505 both from Acer or the Panasonic PT-DZ13.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Acer K135 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including the Acer X1311, or the Vivitek H1180HD ($799.00) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Acer K135 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). The best resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the K135 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h. The service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Acer K135 of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the K135.

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Quite High Vertical Synchronization (max)

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the K135 have vertical synchronization (max)s of between 0.085kHz and 150kHz. At 120 kilohertz, the Acer K135 has a fairly high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the K135.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the K135 the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. At only 31 decibels, the Acer K135 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the K135.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 31dB noise level data projectors currently available including the Benq W710ST which has better reviews.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors that came out around the same time as the K135, the Acer K135's service life of lamp of 20,000 hours is one of the longest. The service life of lamps of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the K135 range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,200h.

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Fairly High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The Acer K135 has a quite high horizontal synchronization (max) (100 kilohertz) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The average horizontal synchronization (max) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 94kHz, and the horizontal synchronization (max)s range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Acer K135 is more than most data projectors of this age and type. This data projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by data projectors of a comparable type and age to the K135. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Acer data projector.

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Light

The Acer K135 is very light (only 430 grams) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the K135. The average weight of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the K135 is 4.6kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was not noisy. Three years ago expert review site Macworld.com.au said in their Acer K135 review “Is a little noisy for intimate rooms”.

Poor Battery Life

One Acer K135 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Businesstoday.intoday.in mentioned “No builtin battery”.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the K135 that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the Acer K135 of only 500 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the K135 have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the K137 ($542.25) (700 ANSI lumens), or the K335 ($524.99) (1,000 ANSI lumens) both from Acer which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD. The Acer K135 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Acer X1311, the Benq W1300, or the NEC NP-M322X ($470.62) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Acer K135 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

Other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the EB-X18, or the PowerLite 1222 ($695.00) both from Epson or the Benq W1500 ($1,976.29) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The Acer K135 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (economic mode)s (only 400 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness (economic mode) of projectors of this age and spec is 240 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer K135

Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the K135 over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
AV Input
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

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Weighing 430 grams, it looks smart. It has its hardware controls on top along with a manually adjustable focus control just above the lens. There are cooling vents on the sides and a variety of... Read more…

Compact design
Good performance
Flexibility of portability
MHL for phones and tablets is a huge bonus
Size
Contrast brightness cannot be bumped too high
Small speaker
No builtin battery
8 January 2014

Like most other gadgets, projectors too have been becoming compact over the past few years. But the smallest of the lot, the so-called Pico projectors, are not as bright as the best projectors.... Read more…

7 December 2013

Not everyone can afford, or install a typical entertainment projector in their home or office. But, the craving for the "big screen" experience is always there. The K135 projector from Acer is a...

Pcquest.com

6 December 2013

Though it has some negatives but the Acer K135 is one of the best in class projectors because it offers a good balance between size, brightness and colour...

16 August 2013

While pocket-sized projectors are great for people on the go ? and all four of the models on these pages can be used with iOS devices ? there are compromises to be made...

22 January 2014

A l'heure du bilan, le K135 d'Acer est un mini vidéoprojecteur globalement moyen dans la qualité des images qu'il projette et quelque peu décevant dans son confort d'utilisation (le bruit,...

21 November 2013

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Electricity cost when switched on $15.77
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Total running cost over 5 years $18.56
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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