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Acer K137 Projector

01net.com 4 Star
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 700 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Mar 2014
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Review : Acer K137 Projector - On Air March 2014
Test de l'Acer K137 : un vidéoprojecteur petit et puissant
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Acer k137 projector review part 1

28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this data projector was good. 01net.com gave this Acer multimedia projector a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, hifitest.de and 01net.com have rated this projector on average 75%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this multimedia projector is excellent based on 17 user reviews.

Very Low Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the K137 is only £29, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 136 data projectors of this type and age.

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Good Product Quality

Some people thought it was good quality. Two years ago Mark Booth mentioned “Excellent picture quality” in his review of this projector. Mark Booth also said “Really impressed with the quality of the picture in comparison to other brands I have seen”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Acer K137 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi wrote “It also has an audio jack to add a speaker” in their Acer K137 review and rated it 5 stars. Two years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “In fact, its audio performance is so strong versus its rivals that for some people it will be enough in itself to justify a purchase” in their review and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Two Acer K137 reviewers said that the Acer K137 had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Acer K137 owner who reviewed the Acer K137 thought it was easy to setup. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review of the Acer K137 on Amazon “Found it to be an excellent product, very clear picture and easy to set up, all in all an excellent package”.

One Acer K137 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi wrote last year “Easy to use and set up, extremely portable” and gave it an excellent review.

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Nice Design

One Acer K137 owner who purchased the Acer K137 wrote that it was neat. Annab mentioned in their review “It packs away neatly too” . One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Acer K137 reviewers thought the product was noisy. Ensar H. wrote on Amazon last year “Sound is very good as well, louder than I thought it would be” in their Acer K137 review. Pcmag.com scored this projector 70 out of 100 and mentioned “The Acer K137 has surprisingly loud audio for a projector that's not much larger than palmtop size”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Acer K137 reviewer said that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Connectivity

One Acer K137 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Trustedreviews.com scored it 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “A built-in USB card reader”.

Good Technical Features

One Acer K137 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had good features. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their Acer K137 review “Offers such surprisingly strong features as a 1280x800 native resolution, 3D playback”.

Acer Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Acer 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Acer K137 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Acer K137 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support 3D image projection.

Other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to consider include the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Acer K137 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price], and the Epson EB-X24[plb_2017451_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Acer K137 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the K137. This projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). The best resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of this age and type.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Acer K137 is a two built-in speaker projector. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two built-in speakers.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Acer K137 has a very long service life of lamp in economic mode (30,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the K137. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the K137 is 7,400h.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the K137 have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB. At only 31 decibels, the Acer K137 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the K137.

Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-X24[plb_2017451_price] (37dB), or the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] (32dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of 20,000 hours, the Acer K137 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the K137 is 6,400h.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the K137 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 480M. With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Acer K137 has one of the higher numbers of colours amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Acer K137 has a greater number of supported image formats than most projectors of this age and spec. This data projector supports a BMP image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. The image format "JPEG XR" is also supported by this Acer data projector.

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Very Narrow

Across all the projectors of this type and age the widths range from 100mm to 970mm, and the average width is 320mm. With a width of only 189 millimeters, the Acer K137 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Very Light

The Acer K137 is one of the lighter comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the K137 (only 510 grams) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this type and age the weights range from 360g to 54kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £84.03

The K137 has increased in price by £84.03 in the last 36 days.

Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 700 ANSI lumens, the Acer K137 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the K137. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Acer K137 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

At only 0.12 kilohertz, the Acer K137 has a fairly low maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The maximum vertical synchronization of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the K137 range from 0.12kHz to 240kHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Acer K137 is a one USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the K137 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Acer K137 is a one HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the K137 have between one and two HDMI ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer K137

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Acer released the K137.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
3D-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Battery Included
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

1 Award

01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

(6)
28 May 2014

Acer is to be commended on trying to do something different with the K137. In fact, its audio performance is so strong versus its rivals that for some people it will be enough in itself to justify...

25 March 2014

The Acer K137 has surprisingly loud audio for a projector that's not much larger than palmtop size...

11 July 2014

Le K137 est une bonne petite machine de projection vidéo. Transportable facilement, il est assez bien équipé et offre une image étonnamment lumineuse, mais pas Full HD. Il se place en seconde...

01net.com

29 May 2014

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18 April 2014
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User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Azhar Abbas-zaidi
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely amazing product very happy indeed first Acer product was apprehensive at the start to purchase because of the price for something portable but so happy I did , the use and HDMI and USB... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by AnnaB
(Verified Purchase)

What a great little projector. Really bright and the wide choice of ports on the back make it really versatile. It packs away neatly too. It's carry pouch stops any unwanted scratches and helps it... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Ensar H.
(Verified Purchase)

Great little device, smaller than it looks on photos and great projections. Sound is very good as well, louder than I thought it would be. All in all very happy with this purchase.

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Ensar H.
(Verified Purchase)

Great little device, smaller than it looks on photos and great projections. Sound is very good as well, louder than I thought it would be. All in all very happy with this purchase...

Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Azhar Abbas-zaidi
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely amazing product very happy indeed first Acer product was apprehensive at the start to purchase because of the price for something portable but so happy I did , the use and HDMI and USB... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer k137, home k137, mrjgz11009, mrjkx11006, home k137i, acer k137i, acer p179807, special k137, acer 1280x800, acer p179807p, special k137i, acer mrjgz11001, projectors k137, projectors k137i, applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy k13
Barcodes 00887899734724, 04053162597457, 04713147004607, 04713147004614, 04713147532414, 04713147532438, 08878992823554, 08878997347246

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