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Should You Buy an Acer Projector?

Matthew
Updated 14 April 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 680+ 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 $130 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 $3,246 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 $813.

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. 6 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Acer is the 6th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,598 reviews
#2
Taiwan
95%
95%
2,830 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
577 reviews
#4
Taiwan
93%
93%
4,604 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
805 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
981 reviews
#7
85%
85%
165 reviews
#8
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
81 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
701 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#13
74%
74%
39 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
342 reviews
#15
XGIMI
71%
71%
29 reviews
#16
Anker
68%
68%
54 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Pyle
68%
68%
7 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
40 reviews
#20
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#21
3M
67%
67%
108 reviews
#22
Netherlands
66%
66%
111 reviews
#23
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
65%
65%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#26
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#27
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#28
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
Nebula
63%
63%
9 reviews
#30
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#31
Kodak
59%
59%
1 review
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
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 31 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 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
$1,263
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $16,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$813
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
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
379
4 stars
153
3 stars
29
2 stars
33
1 star
40
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 had a good design, was 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 Acer Epson Sony
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
68%
17 reviews
78%
38 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
15 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
58%
5 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
79%
7 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
77%
9 reviews
77%
3 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
70%
2 reviews
84%
10 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
67%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
60%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
88%
4 reviews
89%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
60%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
84%
5 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
63%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
63%
6 reviews
71%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
90%
3 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
84%
1 review
89%
5 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
78%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
73%
1 review
77%
4 reviews
83%
9 reviews
Digital Versus logo
88%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
188 reviews
71%
85 reviews
72%
104 reviews
68%
84 reviews
74%
71 reviews
Average
78%
422 reviews
78%
268 reviews
72%
215 reviews
79%
213 reviews
88%
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 Acer Epson Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
2
25
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
6
14
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
2
3
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
1
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
2
3
7
PC Mag logo
3
1
15
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
1
3
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
2
4
01net.com logo
5
1
3
1
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
5
2
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
3
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
11
29
10
Total
126
79
43
107
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 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Acer projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% 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

The room this went into was professionally set up with high quality HDMI cables built an
Newegg.com
It has built in speakers
amazon.co.uk
The built in speakers are pretty decent (unlike many projectors) so I can hold off getting a surround sound for now
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 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 and Acer BluelightShield.

Acer LumiSense

Acer projectors that feature Acer LumiSense include the Acer Essential X118 ($270).

Acer BluelightShield

Acer projectors that feature Acer BluelightShield include the Acer Essential X118 ($270).

What is the Best High End Acer Projector?

Acer P5530

$1,409.20
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Acer P5530
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Acer P5530
1080P
RESOLUTION
31dB
4,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER

If you're looking for a high end Acer projector then the Acer P5530 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $1,409.20.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Bright projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D

A good spec and top-rated 1080p average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

90
Reviews
5 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Acer P5530 has exceptional user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the P5530 in the US is $1,409.20 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

Acer Essential X128H

$626.30
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Acer Essential X128H
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Acer Essential X128H
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
203W
LAMP POWER

At only $626.30 and with a Kagoo Score of 76 the Acer Essential X128H makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Dynamic Black Technology
Acer LumiSense
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

A fully featured and positively reviewed XGA average noise level data projector, with a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and a high contrast ratio, supports 3D and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has superb picture quality and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

92
Reviews
5 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Acer Essential X128H has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Essential X128H in the US is $626.30 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 BluelightShield
What is the Best High End Acer Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

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