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Acer K137I Projector

$1,099.99
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 31dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $22.62 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Very low running costs
Unacceptable noise level
20 Reviews + 1 Award
01net.com 4 Star
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Reviews

One Industry Award

01net.com gave this multimedia projector a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, 01net.com and hifitest.de this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 18 user reviews the average user rating of this data projector is excellent. Over 71% of reviewers gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 820 expert and owner reviews (including 57 verified purchases), Acer has good ratings for its projectors. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Acer projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Three owners said that the Acer K137 was good quality. Matthew Harris wrote on Amazon three years ago “Really happy with the product, excellent picture quality and very fashionable 3D glasses” in his review of this projector. Mark Booth mentioned in his review of this projector “Really impressed with the quality of the picture in comparison to other brands I have seen” .

Easy to Use

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. One owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Easy to use and set up, extremely portable” and scored this projector a maximum of 5 stars.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. One person who reviewed this projector wrote that it was neat. Annab said “It packs away neatly too”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Acer K137 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Good Picture Quality

Two people concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person considered that the Acer K137 had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

Four people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “In fact, its audio performance is so strong versus its rivals that for some people it will be enough in itself to justify a purchase”. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi mentioned in their review of this projector “It also has an audio jack to add a speaker”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Expert website Trustedreviews.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this projector “What is the Acer K137? The K137 is an ultra-small ‘travel' projector that uses DLP technology and offers such surprisingly strong features as a 1280x800 native resolution, 3D playback”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer K137 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma ML550 ($499), or the Benq GP10.

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Epson PowerLite W29 ($572.99).

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. The Acer K137 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 700 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson PowerLite X27 ($419.99) (2,700 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer K137 has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector do not have a card reader integrated.

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Video

HD-Ready

The Acer K137 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also are HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The Acer K137 is 3D-ready. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also are 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer K137 does not support full HD. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Acer K137 has a carrying case, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer K137 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. The Acer K137 has a very long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector is 28dB, the loudest is 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The Acer K137 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 31 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “The Acer K137 has surprisingly loud audio for a projector that's not much larger than palmtop size” in their review of this projector. Two years ago Ensar H. wrote in their Acer K137 review on Amazon “Sound is very good as well, louder than I thought it would be”.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Acer K137 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the K137 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors k137i, acer mrjgz11001, acer 1280x800, home k137i, acer k137i, mrjkx11006
Barcodes 00887899734724, 04053162597457, 04713147004607, 04713147004614, 04713147532414, 04713147532438, 08878992823554, 08878997347246

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