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Should You Buy an Acer Projector?

Matthew
Updated 03 September 2020
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should you buy an Acer Projector?

Acer is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors and TVs.

If you are thinking about buying an Acer projector then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of projector brands is compiled by analysing over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 690+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Acer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $148 for the C200 which has a noise level of 29dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wvga (854x480) and go up to $2,967 for the H7850 which has a noise level of 29dB, is a projector that has a 1000000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 2160p (3840x2160). The average price of a new Acer projector is $756.

Acer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning projectors.

Is Acer the Best Projector Brand?

So are Acer projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Acer is ranked the No. 7 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Acer is the 7th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,577 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
581 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,811 reviews
#4
Taiwan
93%
93%
4,658 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
787 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
87%
87%
986 reviews
#8
83%
83%
171 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
712 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
291 reviews
#12
75%
75%
39 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
344 reviews
#15
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#16
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#17
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#18
Kodak
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
50 reviews
#20
Anker
66%
66%
45 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#24
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
Nebula
64%
64%
18 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Irulu
62%
62%
5 reviews
#31
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#32
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#33
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#37
Maxell
55%
55%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Acer projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Acer Projectors

Acer have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Acer projector being 71%.

The average review score for a Acer projector is 71%.

There's a smaller selection of Acer projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 38 Acer projectors currently on the market in the US. Acer projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Acer have a number of interesting features including Acer LumiSense, smart projector and Acer BluelightShield, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Acer projector is $15 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$756
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
Price Distribution of Acer Projectors

What Do the Acer Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Acer projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Acer and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Acer logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
57
4 stars
120
3 stars
36
2 stars
9
1 star
1
Acer logo

User Reviews

5 stars
382
4 stars
154
3 stars
28
2 stars
32
1 star
41
Acer has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 79% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Acer projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Acer projectors frequently mentioned that the product was thoughtfully designed, easy to use and had a superior high def picture. Their projectors have also won 40+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Acer projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
61%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
71%
5 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
192 reviews
71%
83 reviews
69%
92 reviews
72%
102 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
427 reviews
78%
265 reviews
80%
216 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Acer Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 43 industry awards for Acer projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Acer to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Acer has won 43 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
Other Expert Sites
35
10
33
12
10
Total
129
78
109
43
102

How Reliable Are Acer Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Acer projectors. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Acer projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Acer projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Acer projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Acer projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

I found it to be very forgiving with the built in zoom
Newegg.com
I love the build quality
Amazon
has a terrible 3w built in speaker which is fine if the device your using has no other audio output like Chromecast
Argos.co.uk
The fact that you get built in speakers is excellent
amazon.co.uk
the built in monitor
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

I tough that it was defective
Newegg.com
has broken twice on me
Amazon.com
not heavy duty material
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Acer Projectors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Acer projectors that set them apart from the competition. These include Acer LumiSense, smart projector and Acer BluelightShield.

Acer LumiSense

Acer projectors that feature Acer LumiSense include the Acer Essential X118 ($281).

Acer Smart Projector

Acer projectors that are smart projector include the Acer C101I ($295).

Acer BluelightShield

Acer projectors that feature Acer BluelightShield include the Acer Essential X118 ($281).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Acer Projector?
Is Acer the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Acer Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Acer Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Acer Projectors?
Features to Look Out For On Acer Projectors
Acer LumiSense
Acer Smart Projector
Acer BluelightShield

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