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Acer U5220

Acer U5220
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A good spec but 2 year old moderate noise level XGA projector, with OK running costs
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Oct 2015
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Acer U5220 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Acer U5220 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
60
Running Costs
$1,500 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $1,500 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Acer projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Quieter than average noise level
From near or far
Rich visuals
Conveniently flexible
Eco-smart
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Acer U5220 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The U5220 has an average 5 year running cost of $1,500 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Acer U5220 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Acer U5220 of only 33dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 34% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Acer U5220 of 13,000 is higher than 65% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Acer U5220's projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 27% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Acer U5220 supports 3D. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Acer U5220's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 16% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps 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 U5220 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer U5220 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Acer U5220 of 240W is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 60% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer U5220 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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04053162839946, 04713147621576, 04713147621583

Acer U5220

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