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Acer K520 Projector

XGA (1024x768) 2,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date
Even in bright rooms, your visuals stay as brilliant as your ideas. After prolonged projector use, colors are still vibrant, contrast high and text crisp thanks to Acer's advanced color... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

A few Acer K520 owners concluded that this projector was good quality. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “The Acer K520 LeD laser hybrid projector delivers good data image quality”. Three years ago It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Good text quality” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer K520 reviewer wrote that this projector had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the Acer K520 wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago It Reviews.com wrote “3D capable” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One customer concluded that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said “Suitable audio for a small room” and scored this projector 77 out of 100.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Acer data projectors and also specifically for Acer data projectors and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD

The Acer K520 supports full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ475[plb_2000881_price], or the Optoma HD30[plb_1915718_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Acer K520 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerLite 98[pl_2397986_price], and the PowerLite 4750W[pl_1969834_price] both from Epson or the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the K520, the Acer K520 supports 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price], and the PowerLite Pro G6900WU[pl_1919039_price] both from Epson or the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

At 20,000 hours, the Acer K520 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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3 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 69%.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Acer K520 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the K520 also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

With a vertical synchronization (max) of only 0.12 kilohertz, the Acer K520 has one of the lower vertical synchronization (max)s amongst data projectors of this age. The lowest vertical synchronization (max) of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the K520 is 0.12kHz, the highest is 120kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 76kHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer K520

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer K520 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Acer K520 has a relatively typical projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the K520.

Other 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the W7000+[pl_1403580_price], or the LX60ST[pl_1451093_price] both from Benq or the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price] which has better reviews.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] (2,100 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Acer H9501[plb_1554532_price] (2,100 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
HDMI

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

29 November 2013

The Acer K520 projector uses a hybrid LED-laser light source that's both long-lasting and eco-friendly...

Long lamp life
3D capable
Good text quality
Some tinting in data images
Significant rainbow effect in video
27 November 2013

The Acer K520 is a data projector with a hybrid LED/laser light engine with a long-lasting bulb, and a modest set of connection choices...

17 September 2013

The Acer K520 LeD laser hybrid projector delivers good data image quality, a bright enough image for a small to medium size conference room or classroom, the connection options you're most likely... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p146692, acer p146692p, acer mrjes11001
Barcodes 00766150038040, 00886541508041, 04712196076498, 04712196076504, 08865415080410
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