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Acer Has Good Projector Reviews
On average projectors produced by Acer are rated 79%, which is in the top 58% of all data projector brands that we have looked at.
The Acer P1185 supports 3D, as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P1185.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including the Acer X113P[plb_3043847_price] which is cheaper.
It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support 3D including the Acer X1285[plb_3021306_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the P1185, the Acer P1185 has a built-in speaker(s).
We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Acer X1285[plb_3021306_price] is also worth considering.
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
The Acer P1185 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors of this type and age. This multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector compared to most of the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the P1185 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
The Acer P1185 is one of the lighter similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the P1185 (only 2 kilograms) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average weight of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the P1185 is 3kg, and the weights range from 420g to 12kg.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Full HD
The Acer P1185 does not support full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.
We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Acer X113P[plb_3043847_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Acer P1185 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the P1185 also do not support wi-Fi.
Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution
The Acer P1185 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors of this type and age the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is nHD (640x360).
Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Acer P1185 supports a maximum resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA). That's 56% more resolution than a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P1185. Across all projectors of a comparable age and type to the P1185 the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
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Very Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the P1185 the RMS rated powers range from 1.5W to 20W. The Acer P1185 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 3 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P1185.
Only One HDMI Ports Quantity
The Acer P1185 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.
Quite Small Optical Zoom
Across all the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago the optical zooms range from 1x to 1.6x, and the average optical zoom is 1.2x. The Acer P1185 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1.1 times zoom factor) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer P1185
Released Over a Year Ago
This projector has been on the market for over a year.
Average Projector Brightness
The Acer P1185 has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the P1185.
Average Noise Level
At 30 decibels, the Acer P1185 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.
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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,560 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1 - 11.9
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
39 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.96 - 2.15:1
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.56 - 2.68
Focal Length Range (f-F)
22.04 - 24.14
Supported Graphics Resolutions
800 x 600 (SVGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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