Acer P1500 vs Optoma X304M

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Acer P1500
Optoma X304M

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1,000h longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Acer P1500 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Optoma X304M is only a 4,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h shorter).
DVI port Edit
The Acer P1500 has a DVI port, but the Optoma X304M does not.
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Acer P1500 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma X304M only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Acer P1500 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Optoma X304M (33dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

1W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Acer P1500 has an RMS rated power of 2W, however the Optoma X304M is only a 1W RMS rated power projector (1W lower).
5 Reasons For
A bit bigger bulb power Edit
Optoma X304M is 220W lamp power, but the Acer P1500 is only a 210W lamp power projector (10W smaller).
1,000h longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma X304M is a 5,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Acer P1500 is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).
700g lighter Edit
The Optoma X304M has a weight of 1.5kg, however the Acer P1500 is a 2.2kg heavy projector (700g heavier).
3% cheaper to run
Over five years the Optoma X304M only costs £93.42 to run but the Acer P1500 costs £96.63 to run (3% more). Read more
Better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Optoma X304M is 100%, however the average rating of the Acer P1500 is 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
10W smaller bulb power Edit
The Acer P1500 is a 210W lamp power projector, whereas the Optoma X304M is a 220W lamp power projector (10W bigger).
25% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Acer P1500 has a service life of lamp of 4,000h, however the Optoma X304M is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer).
A lot heavier Edit
Acer P1500 is 2.2kg heavy, but the Optoma X304M is a 1.5kg heavy projector (700g lighter).
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Higher running costs over five years by £3.21
Over five years the running costs of the Acer P1500 are £96.63 which is £3.21 more than the Optoma X304M. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is Worse
The Acer P1500 has an average user score of 93%, but the Optoma X304M has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
Shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Optoma X304M is only 4,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Acer P1500 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h longer).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma X304M does not have a DVI port, but the Acer P1500 has a DVI port.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Optoma X304M is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Acer P1500 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
13% louder noise level Edit
The Optoma X304M is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 4dB louder than the Acer P1500 (33dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

1W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma X304M has an RMS rated power of 1W, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 2W RMS rated power projector (1W higher).
Older by two months
The Optoma X304M is two months older than the Acer P1500.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

44 months Ago 46 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 96.63
Electricity cost - switched on £ 89.73
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 93.42
Purchase price £ 605.28
Total cost of ownership £ 698.70
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Vertical Synchronization (min)
0.05kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (max)
0.12kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
30kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,400 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Capability
 Zoom capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.1:1
BEST
 1.1:1
Projection Distance
1.5 - 7.6 1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
45 - 300 26.87 - 311.1
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
5,000h
BEST
4,000h
Lamp Type
 OSRAM
 OSRAM
Bulb Power
210W 220W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.15x
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 114%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.59 - 2.87 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.88 - 21.88 21.3 - 24.5
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 Not supported
 Not supported
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
29dB
BEST
33dB
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.375 - 91.4
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W
BEST
1W
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
290W 280W
BEST
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.2kg 1.5kg
BEST
Height
78mm 71mm
Depth
220mm 178mm
Width
264mm 220mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
BEST

Other Features

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
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