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Should You Buy an Acer Projector?

Matthew
Updated 17 May 2021
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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 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ 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 $155 for the C120 which has a noise level of 35dB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wvga (854x480) and go up to $1,895 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 $595.

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. 8 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Acer is the 8th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,782 reviews
#2
Taiwan
93%
93%
3,747 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
6,987 reviews
#4
Japan
92%
92%
648 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,578 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
112 reviews
#7
84%
84%
410 reviews
#8
Taiwan
84%
84%
1,728 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
84%
84%
1,600 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
212 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
319 reviews
#12
Kodak
77%
77%
176 reviews
#13
Anker
74%
74%
92 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
71%
71%
42 reviews
#16
Taiwan
71%
71%
224 reviews
#17
Netherlands
70%
70%
160 reviews
#18
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
3M
66%
66%
221 reviews
#21
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#22
DBPower
64%
64%
21 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
30 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
Nebula
62%
62%
118 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
9 reviews
#30
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
54%
54%
5 reviews
#36
Maxell
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Smart
53%
53%
1 review

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 73%. Acer also have a number of great features including Acer LumiSense which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Acer projector is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Acer projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 24 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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$595
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $15,499
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
66
4 stars
123
3 stars
37
2 stars
9
1 star
1
Acer logo

User Reviews

5 stars
760
4 stars
334
3 stars
92
2 stars
72
1 star
90
Acer has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 80% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Acer projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Acer projectors frequently mentioned that the product was well designed, easy to use and produced a good picture quality. 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
70%
42 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
41 reviews
67%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
8 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
78%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
24 reviews
81%
22 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
18 reviews
78%
21 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
20 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
75%
20 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
11 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
82%
9 reviews
82%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
CNET.com logo
66%
6 reviews
77%
4 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
10 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
82%
8 reviews
73%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
18 reviews
97%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
222 reviews
72%
97 reviews
71%
96 reviews
70%
115 reviews
78%
73 reviews
Average
79%
510 reviews
80%
301 reviews
80%
229 reviews
73%
222 reviews
88%
190 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Acer Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 49 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 49 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
8
5
27
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
13
6
7
avforums.com logo
12
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
7
9
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
7
audiovision.de logo
7
5
1
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
3
6
2
PC Mag logo
2
15
soundandvision.com logo
3
2
3
1
8
Expert Reviews logo
3
4
3
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
11
4
Techradar logo
4
6
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
Other Expert Sites
53
12
28
19
11
Total
170
89
108
49
103

How Reliable Are Acer Projectors?

We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Acer projectors. over 30 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

Being Acer I expect the longevity to be excellent as the build quality is clearly of high standard
Amazon
The built in speakers are pretty decent (unlike many projectors) so I can hold off getting a surround sound for now
amazon.co.uk
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
or if it is something built in where it doesn't process the sound correctly
Amazon.com
Very reliable
Amazon.sg
The projector does have a built in speaker
Newegg.com

NOT RELIABLE

not heavy duty material
amazon.co.uk
shortly before it was delivered I broke both my TV
Amazon.com
I tough that it was defective
Newegg.com

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.

Acer LumiSense

Acer projectors that feature Acer LumiSense include the Acer Essential X118 ($350).

What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

Acer C250I

$427.56
Antonline
Acer C250I
Buy Now
Acer C250I
30dB
300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1905 MM @
2000 MM THROW
RATIO

At only $427.56 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Acer C250I makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Built-in speaker
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Card reader integrated

A fully featured and award winning 1080p quiet data projector, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD and Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that this data projector has superb picture quality and it's very well designed, and easy to use.

91
Reviews
38 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Acer C250I has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 38 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the C250I in the US is $427.56 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
What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

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