Acer P1286
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Acer P1286

A cheap to run and fully featured 20000:1 1024 x 768 data projector
20000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 31dB Sep 2016
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Acer P1286
Brand NEW Acer P1286 DLP XGA, 3300 ANSI lm, 20 000_1 cont, XGA 1024x768, HDMI, (Brand new, unopened)
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Acer P1286 Review

With low running costs but mediocre reviews, we have scored the Acer P1286 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$60 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

With it being less than a year since it was released by Acer, this multimedia projector features some of the latest multimedia projector technology. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only $60 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 13% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Has a carrying case
Quite small bulb power
Does not support full HD

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Acer P1286 In-Depth Analysis


Acer Has Very Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 815 expert and user reviews (including 160 verified purchases), Acer has very good reviews for its data projectors. Acer also has very good reviews specifically for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Acer projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The Acer P1286 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Acer P1286 has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB. At only 31 decibels, the Acer P1286 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The Acer P1286 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 195 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer P1286 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer P1286 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Acer P1286 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released 10 Months Ago

This Acer data projector was released in September 2016.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the P1286 will cost only $60 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the more economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by $33 (6%)

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Acer P1286 of £408.67 ($408.67) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $126.02.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer xga3400lm, brand 1024x768, acer cq00za00, acer cq00zs00, acer 1024x768


04713392425998, 04713392498695, 04713392498701

Acer P1286


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