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Acer P1287

79

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Acer P1287

$909.87
Acer P1287
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A very economical to run and phenomenally highly rated moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector, with great features and a fair price
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 17000:1 Yes Oct 2015
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Acer P1287 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Acer P1287 number 298 across all projectors.
97
Reviews
13 Reviews
73
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 96%, based on 13 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This Acer projector has running costs of $57 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The P1287 has some great features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Brighter than average projector brightness
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker

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Acer P1287 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 52% of projectors, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $909.87 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Acer P1287 of £423.97 ($423.97) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $485.90.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The P1287 has an average running cost of $57 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Acer P1287 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The Acer P1287's noise level of 34dB is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 56% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Acer P1287's contrast ratio (typical) of 17,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is higher than 78% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Acer P1287's projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 74% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Acer P1287 supports 3D, unlike 60% of multimedia projectors which do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Acer P1287's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the shortest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer P1287 has a built-in speaker. 77% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer P1287 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

The Acer P1287 features digital keystone correction, unlike 92% of projectors which do not feature digital keystone correction.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Acer P1287 of 260W is bigger than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is bigger than 66% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer P1287 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Acer P1287 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Acer P1287 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer 4713147631216, acer 1024x768

Barcodes:

04053162692466, 04713147631216, 04713147631223, 04713147631230, 05054629947296

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