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7 Reasons For
Low Running Costs
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the X123PH is only £76, which makes it one of the cheaper to run data projectors that have been available for the last year.
Acer Has Good Projector Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Acer projectors and also specifically for Acer 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews.
Supports Full HD Projection
Unlike most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors which do not support Full HD projection, the Acer X123PH supports Full HD projection.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the MS517H[pl_3346531_price], the TW529[pl_3287890_price], or the Ms524A[pl_3423911_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Acer X123PH supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year also support 3D image projection.
We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this multimedia projector and we think the MS527[pl_3221474_price], or the MS517H[pl_3346531_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution
This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum digital resolution on multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.
Very Long Lamp Service Life
When compared to other projectors that were released around the same time as the X123PH that we have assessed, the Acer X123PH's lamp service life of 5,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest lamp service life of new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 3,000h, the longest is 5,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h.
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Very Quiet Noise Level
Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the X123PH the noise levels range from 28dB to 33dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The Acer X123PH has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.
If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MX704[plb_3044441_price] (31dB).
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Acer X123PH does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X123PH also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Acer X123PH is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months is WVGA (854x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Very Dim Projector Brightness
The Acer X123PH has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. Across all the new data projectors the projector brightness range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.
If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the MW529[pl_3221473_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), the MS527[pl_3221474_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the MX528[pl_3244494_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) all from Benq.
At 2.5 kilograms, the Acer X123PH is quite heavy compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X123PH. The average weight of projectors that are a similar age to the X123PH is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 1.9kg to 3kg.
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Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization
The lowest maximum vertical synchronization of latest similar spec projectors is 0.092kHz, the highest is 120kHz, and the average maximum vertical synchronization is 60kHz. With a maximum vertical synchronization of only 0.12 kilohertz, the Acer X123PH has a fairly low maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X123PH.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The Acer X123PH is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At only 6,000 hours, the Acer X123PH has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the X123PH. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of newly released similar spec multimedia projectors is 6,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,700h.
Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode
With a noise level in economy mode of 31 decibels, the Acer X123PH has one of the loudest noise levels in economy mode amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The noise levels in economy mode of latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 28dB to 31dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 28dB.
Very Small Optical Zoom
The optical zooms of projectors that are a similar age to the X123PH range from 1x to 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x. With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Acer X123PH has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.
1 Other reason to consider the Acer X123PH
Released Eleven Months Ago
Acer released the X123PH eleven months ago.
Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
1 - 11.9
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
23 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range
21.79 - 23.99
3D Image Projection
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
3D Glasses Included
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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