Acer K138 vs LG PH300
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Acer K138vsLG PH300

Acer K138

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Acer K138

$428.90
$143.03
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with moderate running costs and a remarkably high 100000:1 contrast ratio
81
Reviews
5 Reviews
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$250 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
33dB 1280 X 800 100000:1 Yes Oct 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 100000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2015
LG PH300

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A stunningly economical to run and amazingly high contrast ratio 720p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and a remarkably quiet 28dB noise level
93
Reviews
23 Reviews + 2 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
98
Running Costs
$8 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
28dB 1280 X 720 (720p) 100000:1 No Oct 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 28dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 720 (720p)
Contrast Ratio 100000:1
3D No
Release Date Oct 2014
Acer K138

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Acer K138

$428.90
$143.03
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with moderate running costs and a remarkably high 100000:1 contrast ratio
81
Reviews
5 Reviews
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$250 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
33dB 1280 X 800 100000:1 Yes Oct 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 100000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2015
LG PH300

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A stunningly economical to run and amazingly high contrast ratio 720p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and a remarkably quiet 28dB noise level
93
Reviews
23 Reviews + 2 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
98
Running Costs
$8 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
28dB 1280 X 720 (720p) 100000:1 No Oct 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 28dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 720 (720p)
Contrast Ratio 100000:1
3D No
Release Date Oct 2014

Top Prices

Acer K138 LG PH300
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Acer K138ST Portable WXGA LED Projector
$428.90
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$1,204.37
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$529.80
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$608.54
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Reasons For

Acer K138 LG PH300
3 Reasons For
Brighter Projector Brightness
The Acer K138 has a projector brightness of 800 ANSI lumens. That's 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH300 (300 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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3D
The Acer K138 supports 3D, but the LG PH300 does not support 3D.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Better Brand
Acer projectors have an average rating of 80.9%, whereas LG has an average rating of 79.3%.
5 Reasons For
5dB Quieter Noise Level
The LG PH300 has a noise level of 28dB, whereas the Acer K138 is a 33dB projector (5dB louder).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Longer Service Life of Lamp
LG PH300 is 30,000h lamp service life. That's 10,000h longer than the Acer K138 (20,000h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Cheaper to Run by $238 Over Five Years
The LG PH300 only costs $8 to run over five years however the Acer K138 costs $246 to run (2994% more).
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Expert Reviews Are Better
The average expert review score of the LG PH300 is 81% based on 12 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Acer K138 is 74% (based on 6 reviews).
User Reviews Are Significantly Better
The average user review score of the LG PH300 is 87% based on 12 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Acer K138 is 20% (based on 2 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Acer K138 LG PH300
No awards found
2 Awards
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated projectorreviews.com: Special Interest Award

Average Expert Rating

The LG PH300 has better expert reviews than the Acer K138. The average expert reviews score for the LG PH300 is 81% based on 12 reviews, where as the average score for the Acer K138 is 74% based on 6 reviews.
Acer K138 LG PH300
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1 review
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6 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The LG PH300 has better user reviews than the Acer K138. The average user reviews score for the LG PH300 is 87% based on 12 reviews, where as the average score for the Acer K138 is 20% based on 2 reviews.
Acer K138 LG PH300
5 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
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2 reviews
Best
5 stars
6 reviews
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4 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Acer has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Acer is 80.9% based on 1,643 reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 79.28% based on 706 reviews.
Acer K138 LG PH300
Acer

81

81

Based on 1,643 reviews
LG

79

79

Based on 706 reviews

Date Released

Acer K138 LG PH300
28 months old Best 40 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Acer K138 LG PH300
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Acer K138
Acer
K138
37 trees 1.5 tonnes CO2
LG PH300
LG
PH300
1 trees 0.047 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Acer K138 LG PH300
Noise Level 33dB 28dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Acer K138 LG PH300
Projector Native Resolution
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
Contrast Ratio
100000:1
 100000:1
100000:1
 100000:1
Projector Brightness 800 ANSI Lumens
BEST
300 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Keystone Correction, Vertical Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Vertical Synchronization 50kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization 100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization 120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization 30kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Acer K138 LG PH300
Lamp 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 30,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp 20,000h 30,000h
BEST
 
 
 
Lens System Acer K138 LG PH300
Optical Zoom 1x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom 1.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Acer K138 LG PH300
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Acer K138 LG PH300
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Multimedia Acer K138 LG PH300
Video Formats Supported
DIVX
 DIVX
DIVX
 DIVX
RMS Rated Power 6W
BEST
2W
Built-In Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Power Acer K138 LG PH300
Power Consumption (standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 80W 25W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 38W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 38W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 45W
 
 
 
Battery Acer K138 LG PH300
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Acer K138 LG PH300
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Acer K138 LG PH300
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 88.9mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 129.5mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 299mm
Weight 750g 430g
BEST
Height Unknown - Click to provide data 63.5mm
Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 86.3mm
Width Unknown - Click to provide data 111.7mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Acer K138 LG PH300
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Other Features Acer K138 LG PH300
Audio Input 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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