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Should You Buy an Acer Projector?

Matthew
Updated 01 February 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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ 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 $1,700 for the Predator Z650 which has a noise level of 35dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). The average price of a new Acer projector is $605.

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%
3,586 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,853 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
802 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
979 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
82%
82%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
49 reviews
#13
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Nebula
71%
71%
18 reviews
#16
70%
70%
39 reviews
#17
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#26
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
59%
59%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
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 71%. Acer also have a number of great features including Acer LumiSense and Acer BluelightShield 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 28 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 $16,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$605
$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
121
3 stars
36
2 stars
9
1 star
1
Acer logo

User Reviews

5 stars
375
4 stars
153
3 stars
28
2 stars
33
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 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
61%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 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
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
188 reviews
71%
82 reviews
70%
92 reviews
71%
103 reviews
74%
73 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
78%
265 reviews
76%
218 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Acer Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 44 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 44 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
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
1
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
4
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
Other Expert Sites
35
10
31
13
10
Total
128
78
108
44
102

How Reliable Are Acer Projectors?

We checked over 22,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Acer projectors. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Acer projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% 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
The room this went into was professionally set up with high quality HDMI cables built an
Newegg.com

NOT RELIABLE

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

Acer LumiSense

Acer projectors that feature Acer LumiSense include the Acer Essential X118 ($280).

Acer BluelightShield

Acer projectors that feature Acer BluelightShield include the Acer Essential X118 ($280).

What is the Best Budget Choice Acer Projector?

Acer C250I

$395.99
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Acer C250I
1080P
RESOLUTION
30dB
300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1905 MM @
2000 MM THROW
RATIO

At only $395.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the Acer C250I makes a great budget choice.

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

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

91
Reviews
11 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Acer C250I has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%.

Acer C250i projector noise test - TheOnlineCorner.com
Acer C250i projector noise test - TheOnlineCorner.com
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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 Budget Choice Acer Projector?

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