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Acer C205 Projector

1000:1 WVGA (854x480) 200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and chip.com.tr this battery powered projector has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

Some people who purchased this projector considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that it had good features. Sadmuppit mentioned on Amazon “Light - those are the best features.” in their review of the Acer C205 although they gave this projector a score of 1 stars.

Good Size

One customer who bought the Acer C205 considered that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Acer C205 “The Acer C205 is a compact projector of modest brightness” .

Reasonably Priced

One Acer C205 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “This modestly priced, palmtop-size projector is highly portable.”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was a good design. Sadmuppit mentioned on Amazon “Not good sadly - some design flaws!” in their review.

Acer Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Acer generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer C205 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the PPX3414[pl_2519113_price], or the PPX3411[pl_2519110_price] both from Philips or the Aiptek PocketCinema N100[plb_2128697_price] which has better reviews.

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The Acer C205 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 30% more resolution than a 1024 x 768 (XGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this age and type. 1024 x 768 (XGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1280 x 800 graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all data projectors of this spec and age.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Very Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

Across all the similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the C205 the lamp powers in economic mode range from 10W to 30,000W. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Acer C205's lamp power in economic mode of 30,000 Watts is one of the brightest.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 30,000 hours, the Acer C205 has one of the longest service life of lamp in economic mode amongst battery powered projectors of this age. The service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the C205 range from 4,000h to 30,000h.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Acer C205 has more built-in speakers than most of the data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C205. Most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C205 only have one built-in speaker, however this Acer projector has two built-in speakers.

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WVGA (854x480) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WVGA (854x480), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of battery powered projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 32dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Acer C205 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Acer C205 has a quite high RMS rated power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the C205 have RMS rated power of between 0.3W and 10W.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the C205 the projector brightness range from 20 ANSI lumens to 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 460 ANSI lumens. The Acer C205 has one of the brighter projector brightness (150 ANSI lumens) amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was not good quality.

Poor Connectivity

One customer wrote that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on expert website PC Mag “Its connection choices are limited to HDMI and MHL”. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not able to connect to the internet.

£31.82 Price Increase

In the last 17 days the C205 has increased in price by £31.82.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Acer C205 does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the C205 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Acer C205 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the C205 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Acer C205 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the C205 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The maximum horizontal synchronization of similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the C205 range from 32kHz to 110kHz. With a maximum horizontal synchronization of only 50 kilohertz, the Acer C205 has a fairly low maximum horizontal synchronization compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1280 X 800 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the Acer C205 is 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 56% less maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The maximum digital resolution of all comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the C205 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1280 pixels (best).

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 16.7 million, the Acer C205 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago. The numbers of colours of battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 540M.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer C205

Average Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the C205 will cost £11 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 17 data projectors of this spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of 2 hours, the Acer C205 has a relatively standard maximum battery life compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We compared all the other 2h maximum battery life projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the PPX2340[pl_1612377_price], the PPX3411[pl_2519110_price], and the PPX3414[pl_2519113_price] all from Philips which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
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Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
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Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
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Lens System
Throw Ratio
Video
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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Expert Reviews

(4)
18 July 2014

The Acer C205 is a compact projector of modest brightness and decent audio output, designed for businesspeople who need to give presentations in small rooms...

2 March 2015

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15 July 2014

Projeksiyon almay? dü?ünüyor, ancak mobil olarak da kullanmay? istiyorsan?z Acer C205'i önerebiliriz. Gerek tasar?m hatlar?, gerekse de performans?yla be?endi?imiz projektörün tek handikab?...

28 June 2014

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Sadmuppit
(Verified Purchase)

This is not suitable for business presentations as stated on the description due to two key issues:- 1. poor quality of text (its pixelated - not clear) - since buying it I found another review on... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Mor B.
(Verified Purchase)

Pretty cool for the price...

Reviewed 4 December 2014 by VISHAL J.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall its a good projector. I use it for movies and works fine for me for small crowed of 5 people. I am able to connect it to external speaker system to boost the sound, but not directly...

Reviewed 13 October 2014 by James A.
(Verified Purchase)

What might be a con to some is that it is just HDMI inputs...

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.064 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p179808, acer 854x480, acer p179808p, acer mrjh911001
Barcodes 00887899356223, 04053162597273, 04713147096886, 05054230641101, 05054230813423, 05054484687320, 08878993562230

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