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Acer P1283
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Acer P1283 Projector

17000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
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With projection this crisp and bright, even your most complex concepts will be easily grasped by associates, clients or students. The power of your ideas will shine through with the high... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 8 owner reviews this multimedia projector has an overall owner rating of 83 out of 100.

Acer Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

17000:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Acer have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Acer P1283 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Acer P1163[plb_1488785_price] which has better reviews.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Acer P1283 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of this age and spec. Most of the 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the P1283 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the P1283 is 4,800h. The Acer P1283 has one of the longer service life of lamps (5,000 hours) amongst 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Acer P1283 does not support 3D. Most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the P1283 also do not support 3D.

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at include the Acer P1173[plb_2123413_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the P1283, the Acer P1283 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Acer P1283 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer P1283

Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the P1283 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer P1283 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the P1283.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Acer P1163[plb_1488785_price] which has better reviews.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer X1383[plb_2194099_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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User Reviews

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Vink
Vink would recommend the Acer P1283 (Verified Purchase)

My first projector. Nice picture. Bright and sharp with good color saturation. Does not project a widescreen image; projects a 4:3 image. Enclosure is plastic, but unit is heavy and feels well... Read more…

Reviewed 9 September 2014 by Prulhiere36
(Verified Purchase)

Out of the box the unit seemed okay. Three days later the picture was dull and lifeless no matter what we tried. I noticed the fan was shutting off as soon as you powered down and was not going... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Outdoor film buff
(Verified Purchase)

I spent some time researching projects to do movie screenings outdoors. This project certainly accomplishes that, and all in all provides great quality for the price point. I can't speak to the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2015 by Caryl thomas
(Verified Purchase)

Product supplied promptly and safely and fulfilled expectations...

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by Spasa
Spasa would recommend the Acer P1283 (Verified Purchase)

Easy to use. works great!

Reviewed 4 November 2015 by ECH
ECH would recommend the Acer P1283

I bought this to use outdoors with my old school receiver, speakers and dvd player. It was easy to set up but at first I forgot to select the input, so that took a few minutes to figure out. I put... Read more…

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Reviewed 24 October 2015 by Laura
Laura would recommend the Acer P1283 (Verified Purchase)

I recently purchased this after the fan went out in the projector that I had previously (made by Optima). The fan in my old one cost almost as much as the projector (more than this one), so I... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by Mazon
Mazon would recommend the Acer P1283 (Verified Purchase)

I've had many projectors before, but this one is definitely the best. I plugged it to my ps4 and the image is pretty clear and bright. I didn't test the 3D feature yet...

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.55
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $59.32
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Acer P1283uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer mrjhg11002
Barcodes 00887899356209, 04053162597310, 04713147096602, 04713147096619, 08878993562094

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