The ASUS B1M Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector delivers incredibly bright, sharp visuals with native WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, 700 lumens light output, and a 100% NTSC color scale to project...
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22 Reasons For
Three Industry Awards
The editor of one expert review site said that this 3500:1 contrast ratio data projector was pioneering. This multimedia projector received an "Innovation Award" from Xfastest.com.
Two more expert review sites both said that this multimedia projector was good. This projector received an "Approved" award from Insidehw.com and it received a "Great Buy" award from Hard-h2o.com.
Good Expert Reviews
This 3500:1 contrast ratio data projector has an average expert rating of 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including pcmagazine.ru and log.com.tr. That puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 100% of all the projectors of this age and spec.
User Reviews Are Good
Users have rated this 3500:1 contrast ratio data projector on average 84 out of 100.
Across all data projectors, the B1M is one the fastest selling products currently on the market according to Amazon sales data.
A few people who purchased the Asus B1M thought it was wifi compatible. Three years ago A. Blok wrote on Amazon “Excellent except the WiFi” in their review. A. Blok also mentioned “Please fix the software so that the B1M uses industry standard wireless content beaming technology”. Trotter mentioned in their Asus B1M review “Is it "Wireless"? Here is my only disappointment with the projector.”.
Two people who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago Cesinge said on Amazon “And so an HDMI port was a plus” in their review of the Asus B1M. Rhj501 mentioned in their review of the Asus B1M on Amazon “We had the screen size huge! Really useful as it takes hdmi and comes with a vga cable so good for tv in as well as laptops”.
Three Asus B1M owners who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good value for money. Carlos wrote two years ago “Nothing special for this price (472” in his review of this projector. Trotter said in their review of this projector “It's reasonably priced” and scored this projector very highly.
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Good Sound Quality
Several Asus B1M owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Trotter wrote in their review “If you do have a pair of speakers you can easily plug in (to your computer or the projector), go for it”.
A few people wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Jt wrote in November this year “Compact, lightweight and yet with crystal clear presentation this is a wonderful projector”. Tim Grant gave the Asus B1M a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “It is lightweight and small in size” in his review.
Easy to Use
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Two years ago Cesinge wrote on Amazon “The device is extremely easy to use” in their Asus B1M review and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Cesinge also wrote “I usually work with of a projected image of about 1-1.5m wide.)It comes with a handy small pouch, very easy to wear”. Xiaowen Li said in their Asus B1M review “It just peel off from the control, never has such bad quality remote control before” .
Good Remote Control
Two people concluded that it had a good remote control.
One customer thought the Asus B1M was well designed. Two years ago Cesinge gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The pouch is well designed to contain the power supply” in their Asus B1M review.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person concluded that this projector was quiet. Agj mentioned “Unit has worked well for 10 months - quiet in Eco mode” .
One customer concluded that this projector was noisy. Trotter wrote on Amazon three years ago “Nice decent sound, loud enough to cover the noise of the fan (which, btw, is a bit loud)” in their review of the Asus B1M and rated the product as excellent.
Good Battery Life
One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Rhj501 said “Highly recommended because it also has an inbuilt battery making it portable.” and rated it as excellent.
Good Picture Quality
One Asus B1M owner who purchased the product concluded that it was good for watching movies. Xiaowen Li mentioned on Amazon “It's good for project for movies and photos.” in their review of this projector.
Good Product Quality
Some people agreed that the Asus B1M was good quality.
Asus Has Good Projector Reviews
Asus is one of the better rated projector brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the B1M, the Asus B1M has a built-in speaker.
Very Quiet Noise Level
3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the B1M have noise levels of between 32dB and 38dB. At only 32 decibels, the Asus B1M has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the B1M.
Two Built-In Speakers
The Asus B1M is a two built-in speaker data projector.
Very High Number of Colours
The lowest number of colours of 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the B1M is 16M and the highest is 1,100M. When compared to other 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the B1M, the Asus B1M's number of colours of 1,070 million is one of the highest.
Supports Two Image Formats
The Asus B1M has a greater number of supported image formats than most multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to it. This projector supports a BMP image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Asus data projector.
Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode
The quietest noise level in economy mode of 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 25dB and the loudest is 31dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the Asus B1M has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The Asus B1M does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the B1M also do not support 3D image projection.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Asus B1M does not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most projectors of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The Asus B1M is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Only Fixed Zoom Ratio
This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Most 3500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Asus B1M which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Only Supports Five Video Formats
The number of supported video formats on the Asus B1M is more than most multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it. This Asus data projector supports an MP4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the B1M. The video formats "3GP", "AVI", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this projector.
5 Other reasons to consider the Asus B1M
Average Running Costs
The B1M has an average 1 year running cost of £31 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 7 multimedia projectors of this type and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Asus released the B1M over three years ago.
1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Asus B1M is 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).
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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 that have been around for more than two years.
Average Projector Brightness
At 700 ANSI lumens, the Asus B1M has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the B1M.
Native Projector Resolution
700 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
0.6 - 3
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
31.2 - 153
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Lamp Service Life
3D Image Projection
1280 x 800
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
D-Sub PC in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
31.5 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85
Dynamic, SRGB, Standard
Supported Audio Format
AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, WMV
RMS Rated Power
DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
FCC, UL, CE, CB, CCC, C-tick, VCCI, PSE, Gost-R
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
12 July 2013
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