Aiptek MobileCinema A50P
Aiptek MobileCinema A50P
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Aiptek MobileCinema A50P Designed for Digital Editor's Choice
A cheap to run and multi award winning 1000:1 VGA (640x480) projector
1000:1 VGA (640x480) No 35 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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Aiptek MobileCinema A50P Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Aiptek MobileCinema A50P as follows for Summary.
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$2 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews but average user reviews. 67% of buyers recommended this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Aiptek projector has running costs of only $2 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 1% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The MobileCinema A50P has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Quite long service life of lamp
Does not have a handheld remote control
Quite dim projector brightness

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Aiptek MobileCinema A50P In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this data projector. The editor of website gave this multimedia projector a "Designed for Digital" award and thought it was well designed and website said that it was brilliant and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including, and this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100. The expert review sites think this data projector is one of the better projectors.

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Average User Reviews

This projector has an average user rating of 69% based on 13 user reviews. 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Inferior Sound Quality

Two owners considered that it did not have good sound quality.

  • When tried to move projector it was loosing connection way to easy, - problems with audio (cracking noise) Sending this product back to seller…
  • The internal speaker (and lack of audio out) is terrible…

Very Good Brand

Aiptek is one of the superior data projector manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Aiptek also has very good reviews for its projectors. 67% of those that bought a Aiptek data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Carrying Case

The MobileCinema A50P has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The MobileCinema A50P does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other projectors.

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VGA (640x480) Resolution

The MobileCinema A50P has a maximum resolution of VGA (640x480). That's 37% more resolution than a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. When compared to other data projectors that we have checked, the MobileCinema A50P's projector brightness of only 35 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h. The MobileCinema A50P has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The MobileCinema A50P does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Aiptek MobileCinema A50P has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Aiptek released the MobileCinema A50P in September 2012.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The MobileCinema A50P is in the cheapest 1% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MobileCinema A50P is only $2.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers aiptek a50p
Barcodes 00653886022705, 04719851877193, 05008820139417, 08859056166039