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Acer P1285B
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Acer P1285B Projector

20000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Feb 2016
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With WXGA resolution1, high brightness, high contrast and Acer Color Technology, your presentations will be more compelling with sharper texts and vibrant images, even from a distance. Combined... More
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9 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average data projectors from Acer are rated 79 out of 100, which is in the top 58% of all projector brands that we have looked at.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the P1285B which do not support Full HD projection, the Acer P1285B supports Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the P1285B, the Acer P1285B supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer P1285B has a built-in speaker. Most of the other latest data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is typical of many new comparable spec projectors.

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Supports Five Video Formats

The Acer P1285B has a greater number of supported video formats than most latest data projectors. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Acer projector. The video formats H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 and VC-1 are also supported by this projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Acer P1285B is more than most projectors that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this projector. The image formats BMP and JPEG XR are also supported by this Acer multimedia projector.

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Light

The average weight of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year is 3.7kg, and the weights range from 110g to 40kg. The Acer P1285B is one of the lighter recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the P1285B the noise levels in economy mode range from 22dB to 35dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 26 decibels, the Acer P1285B has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months, the Acer P1285B does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P1285B is 3,300 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Acer P1285B has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other latest similar spec projectors.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the P1285[pl_2934472_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the X115H[pl_3762955_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Casio XJ-V10X[plb_3319450_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Quite Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The maximum vertical synchronization of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz. The Acer P1285B has a fairly low maximum vertical synchronization (only 0.12 kilohertz) compared to most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Acer P1285B is a one HDMI port projector.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Acer P1285B is a one audio in port projector. Most of the other latest similar spec multimedia projectors have between one and two audio in ports.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Acer P1285B has one of the smallest optical zooms (only 1.1 times zoom factor) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that were launched in the last year have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 2x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer P1285B

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Acer released the P1285B.

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the P1285B is £83 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 49 recently released similar spec data projectors.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Acer P1285B has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the Acer P1285B has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the P1285B.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
Technical Details
DLNA Certified

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £82.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.04
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0.41T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p1285, acer p1285b, acer p238842, acer bcw7zs00, acer 1024x768, acer p238842p, acer bcw7za00
Barcodes 04713147874972, 04713147874996

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