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Asus B1MR Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Mar 2015
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The ASUS B1MR Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector delivers incredibly bright, sharp visuals with native WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, 900 lumens light output, and a 100% NTSC color scale to project... More
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27 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a rating of 81% from projector expert review site tbreak.ae.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector on average 80 out of 100.

Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the B1MR is only £31, which makes it one of the most economic to run 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year.

Popular Choice

The B1MR is a popular choice amongst people who purchased projectors in the last 3 months.

Good Connectivity

A few Asus B1MR owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was wifi compatible. Design Counts mentioned “Excellent except the WiFi”. Design Counts also wrote “Please fix the software so that the B1M uses industry standard wireless content beaming technology”. Trotter wrote in the same month “Is it "Wireless"? Here is my only disappointment with the projector.” .

A number of people who reviewed the Asus B1MR reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Cesinge said on Amazon “And so an HDMI port was a plus” and scored the product 4 stars. Rhj501 mentioned 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” in their review of the Asus B1MR.

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Good Size

A number of people who bought the Asus B1MR considered that it was lightweight. In October this year Jt mentioned on Amazon “Compact, lightweight and yet with crystal clear presentation this is a wonderful projector” and gave this projector a very good review score. Tim Grant said “It is lightweight and small in size” in his review of this projector and rated it 4 stars.

One Asus B1MR owner wrote in their reviews that it was compact.

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Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Trotter gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “If you do have a pair of speakers you can easily plug in (to your computer or the projector), go for it” in their review of this projector.

Reasonably Priced

A few Asus B1MR reviewers concluded that it was good value for money. Carlos said “Nothing special for this price (472£) i was expecting something better.i read the good reviews in web” . Trotter scored the product very highly and mentioned three years ago “It's reasonably priced” in their review.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was well designed. Two years ago Cesinge wrote “The pouch is well designed to contain the power supply”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus B1MR reviewer who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Trotter said in their review on Amazon “Nice decent sound, loud enough to cover the noise of the fan (which, btw, is a bit loud)”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Last year Agj said on Amazon “Unit has worked well for 10 months - quiet in Eco mode”.

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Rhj501 wrote “Highly recommended because it also has an inbuilt battery making it portable.”.

Good Remote Control

One Asus B1MR owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good remote control.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was good for watching movies. Xiaowen Li said in their review of the Asus B1MR two years ago “It's good for project for movies and photos.” yet they only scored the product 1 stars.

Good Product Quality

Three Asus B1MR reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. Last year expert website Tbreak.ae mentioned “Compact projector that delivers really good projection quality at short distances” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

Three Asus B1MR owners who reviewed the Asus B1MR thought it was easy to use. Cesinge mentioned “The device is extremely easy to use”. Cesinge also mentioned “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 mentioned in their review of this projector “It just peel off from the control, never has such bad quality remote control before” however they scored the product 1 stars.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the B1MR, the Asus B1MR supports 3D image projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper projector such as the NEC V302W[plb_2988132_price] or you might consider a better rated projector such as the Acer H6517ST[plb_3929999_price].

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the Hitachi CP-CX301WN[plb_3419087_price].

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Supports Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the B1MR, the Asus B1MR supports Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to look at including the Acer H6517ST[plb_3929999_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think the CP-CX301WN[pl_3419087_price], or the CP-WX3041WN[pl_3792952_price] both from Hitachi is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago, the Asus B1MR has a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer H6517ST[plb_3929999_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the CP-CX301WN[pl_3419087_price], or the CP-WX3041WN[pl_3792952_price] both from Hitachi.

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Supports Five Video Colour Modes

The Asus B1MR has a greater number of video colour modes than most comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This data projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. The video colour modes "Blackboard", "sRGB", "Theatre" and "Whiteboard" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

When compared to other multimedia projectors of this type and age that we have assessed, the Asus B1MR's lamp service life of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. Projectors that were released one year ago have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,200h.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Asus B1MR is a two built-in speaker projector.

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Supports Seven Video Formats

The Asus B1MR has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors of this age and spec. The most frequently supported video format is 3GP, but this video format is not supported by this data projector. The video formats AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG and WMV are also supported by this Asus projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Asus B1MR is more than most projectors that were launched more than a year ago. This Asus projector supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the Asus B1MR has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago. The noise levels in economy mode of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the B1MR range from 26dB to 43dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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Narrow

The Asus B1MR is one of the narrowest projectors that have been around for more than a year (only 175 millimeters) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The narrowest projector of a similar spec and age to the B1MR is 140mm wide and the widest is 680mm.

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Light

The lightest data projector that has been available for a similar time to the B1MR is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 68kg. With a weight of only 900 grams, the Asus B1MR is one of the lightest projectors of a similar age and type to the B1MR amongst projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the B1MR do not support WiFi connectivity. The Asus B1MR is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the Epson EB-945H[plb_3077398_price], or the Hitachi CPX2541WN[plb_3419040_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the B1MR is 600 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 900 ANSI lumens, the Asus B1MR has one of the dimmest projector brightness amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Hitachi CPX2541WN[plb_3419040_price] (2,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper), the Acer X152H[plb_2879485_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the Epson EB-945H[plb_3077398_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on comparable spec projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 4 Watts, the Asus B1MR has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the B1MR is 13W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 26W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus B1MR is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Asus B1MR is a one HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the B1MR have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The Asus B1MR has a very small matrix size (only 0.45 inches) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the B1MR. Multimedia projectors that were released one year ago have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.76".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus B1MR

Released Over a Year Ago

This Asus multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Asus B1MR has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the B1MR.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Acer H6517[plb_2825633_price] (33dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Colour Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Document Format
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Supported Number of Colours Display
Power
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Bundled Software
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(2)
4 June 2015

The ASUS B1MR is certainly a well-performing and compact projector that delivers really good projection quality at short distances. There is a noticeable drop in the brightness and quality if you...

17 June 2015

Asus B1MR to projektor uniwersalny, który sprawdzi si? zarówno w domu, jak i w biurze. Zaimplementowane w nim funkcje powoduj&#261, ?e mo?e by? atrakcyjnym urz?dzeniem dla ka?dego mi?o?nika...

Sharp and bright image
Wireless projection
Builtin media software
Navigation buttons can be confusing at times

User Reviews

(15)
(Verified Purchase)

What an absolutely brilliant piece of technology. Compact, lightweight and yet with crystal clear presentation this is a wonderful projector. I have been using it to provide training for the past... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Jake Miller Photo

I'm a photographer and wanted a short throw bright portable for presentations so this new model seemed like a perfect fit. It's a very handsome looking machine and lightweight but the color... Read more…

Lightweight
Unusable Color Rep
Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Ola
(Verified Purchase)

Great product! Well worth the money.

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Mr. Matthew J. J. Scott
(Verified Purchase)

Speedy delivery, mind blowing little projector. Thx.

Reviewed 27 June 2015 by Mathew bailey
(Verified Purchase)
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Electricity cost when switched on £27.24
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus b1, asus b1m, asus b1mr, asus 3db1, asus b1mrd, asus 3db1m, asus 3db1mr, asus b1mrdl, asus b1mrdlp, asus bn8yza00, projectors b1, asus bn8yzs00, asus 1280x800, projectors b1m, projectors b1mr, asus wxga1280x800, asus 90lj0020b0102
Barcodes 00886227927425, 00886227927449, 04053162837478, 04058829152147, 04716659927426, 05057103058174

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