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Acer A1500 Projector

20000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 31dB Jul 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £75.31 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are excellent
Running costs are very low
Good picture quality
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Box £559.99 Go to Store
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Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the A1500 is only £76, which is in the cheapest 8% of all 39 projectors that came out in the last year.


Price Has Gone Up by 14% (14%)

There was a cheaper price of £469.98 at Ebuyer 75 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 76% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 24% chance that the price will actually go back down.

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Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good value for money. A few weeks ago expert website wrote “Before we start talking about the Acer A1500 Projector, we'll have to understand what features a similarly priced projector is offering”.


Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Acer multimedia projector received a score of 90 out of 100 from data projector expert review site

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 820 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good reviews for its projectors. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Acer A1500 had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who purchased it thought it had good sound quality.


Released Nine Months Ago

This 20000:1 contrast ratio data projector has been on the market since July 2016.


Packs a Loud Audio Speaker

One customer who bought this projector concluded that it was noisy. wrote in their Acer A1500 review a few weeks ago “Packs a loud audio speaker”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought this projector concluded that it was noisy. wrote in their Acer A1500 review a few weeks ago “Packs a loud audio speaker”.


Good Product Quality

One person reckoned that this projector was good quality. Expert website said in April “The projector not only offers great picture quality” in their Acer A1500 review.

Nicelooking Form Factor

One person wrote that it was good looking. mentioned “Nicelooking form factor” however despite that they only scored it 19.4 out of 100.

Easy to Use Controls

One person considered that this projector was easy to use. In April said “Easy to use controls”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Acer A1500 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer A1500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other recently released projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of its better review score, the Acer H6502BD (£579.97).

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Optoma EH341 (£549) is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The Acer A1500 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all new comparable spec data projectors ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 5,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer A1500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other newly released data projectors.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Acer H6502BD (£579.97) (3,400 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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The Acer A1500 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year.

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Average Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the Acer A1500 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for the last year.

Alternative 31dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at include the Acer H6502BD (£579.97) which has better reviews.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Optoma EH341 (£549) (29dB).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer mrjn011002, acer a15001080p, acer cq0czs00, acer cq0cza00, acer code
Barcodes 04713392538766, 04713392538773

Acer A1500 Review Sources

To prepare this Acer A1500 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Other Projectors to Consider

Optoma W331


£ 416.54
£128 Cheaper
17% longer service life of lamp
8W lower RMS rated power
Acer P6200


£ 826.86
One more built-in speaker
10W higher RMS rated power
2,000 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
£282 More Expensive
Optoma EH341


£ 549.00
500 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
8% lighter
A little quieter noise level
£4 More Expensive
Acer P1525


£ 697.61
Brighter projector brightness
47W bigger bulb power
Marginally lighter
£153 More Expensive
Acer P1285 TCO

P1285 TCO

£ 389.97
£155 Cheaper
Marginally quieter noise level (economic mode)
Hugely lower vertical synchronization (max)
Optoma WU416


£ 879.60
A lot brighter projector brightness
A lot longer lamp service life
22% bigger lamp power
£335 More Expensive