Acer U5520B
Acer U5520B
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Acer U5520B

A cheap to run 10000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 35dB Oct 2015
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Acer U5520B Review

Released 2 years ago and with low running costs, we have scored the Acer U5520B as follows for Summary.
Good Features
1 Year Old
£113 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £113 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Supports full HD
Very short service life of lamp

Acer U5520B In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

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


1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Acer U5520B has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Acer U5520B has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer U5520B has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Acer U5520B has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h.

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Supports Full HD

The Acer U5520B supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W. At 280 Watts, the Acer U5520B has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer U5520B has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was October 2015 when Acer released the U5520B.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the U5520B is £113, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer computer gmbh u5520b, acer bcw0za00, acer bcw0zs00, acer u5520b


04713147621675, 04713147621682

Acer U5520B Review Sources

To prepare this Acer U5520B review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,545 product attributes, 16,109 projector reviews and 2,517,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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