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Should You Buy an Acer Projector?

Matthew
Updated 21 January 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 670+ 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 $159 for the C202i which has a noise level of 29dB, is a projector that has a 5000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wvga (854x480) and go up to $2,023 for the H6810 which has a noise level of 33dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 2160p (3840x2160). The average price of a new Acer projector is $640.

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%
3,582 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,820 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
91%
91%
4,599 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
743 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
957 reviews
#7
83%
83%
163 reviews
#8
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#9
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#10
United States
82%
82%
194 reviews
#11
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
80 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
338 reviews
#15
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#16
Japan
70%
70%
49 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Anker
68%
68%
50 reviews
#19
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#20
AAXA Technologies
67%
67%
0 reviews
#21
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#25
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#26
Pyle
63%
63%
1 review
#27
Pyle Pro
63%
63%
19 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Nebula
61%
61%
11 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Kodak
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#35
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%. Acer also have a number of great features including HDR compatible and smart projector which sets them apart from the competition.

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 43 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.

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
$1,109
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $20,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$640
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,999
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
364
4 stars
152
3 stars
29
2 stars
30
1 star
36
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 well designed, easy to use and good at displaying high definition TV. 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
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
72%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
19 reviews
82%
18 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
82%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
90%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
88%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
60%
5 reviews
100%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
191 reviews
71%
85 reviews
69%
86 reviews
72%
104 reviews
74%
71 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
78%
268 reviews
80%
217 reviews
72%
215 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 Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
13
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
4
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
1
3
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
3
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
33
10
27
11
10
Total
125
79
106
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 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Acer projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% 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 built in monitor
Bhphotovideo.com
The projector does have a built in speaker
Newegg.com
v important) are reliable
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
The only negative is the built in speaker which isn't suitable for home cinema use
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I tough that it was defective
Newegg.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 HDR compatible and smart projector.

Acer HDR Compatible

Acer projectors that are HDR compatible include the Acer H6810BD ($2,023) and the Acer X138WH ($563).

Acer Smart Projector

Acer projectors that are smart projector include the Acer C101I ($264).

What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

Acer X138WH

$563.00
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Acer X138WH
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
30dB
3,700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
203W
LAMP POWER

At only $563 and with a Kagoo Score of 73 the Acer X138WH makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

A low cost and good spec WUXGA quiet projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

79
Features
Good Features
72
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Acer projector X138WH review
Acer projector X138WH review

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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 HDR Compatible
Acer Smart Projector
What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

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