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Acer H5380BD Projector

£349.97
17000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 31dB Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £75.31 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are poor
Not thick
Does not have good sound quality
191 Reviews + 1 Award
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four customers considered that this projector did not have a good battery life. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “The placement of the CMOS battery makes it difficult to get to if you have a graphics card” however despite that they rated the product 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “1) Battery placement is kind of bad because it is covered up by the 1st GFX card slot” in their review. And also said “They moved the battery from the 87 to make room for the M.2 drive on the 97”.


Smart TV

Does Not Have Email Functionality

Two customers who purchased it thought it did not have email functionality. Website Newegg.com said in their Acer H5380 review “IM STILL HAVING PROBLEMS I NEED AN RMA What I don't need is an email telling me my brand new motherboard is under warranty” however they rated this projector 80 out of 100. They also wrote “It's been almost a week and even though I've been emailing askin” in their review.


Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The H5380 is in the cheapest 17% of all 12 projectors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the H5380 is only £76.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this 17000:1 contrast ratio projector is 57 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Les Numeriques.com and projectorcentral.com.

Average Owner Reviews

H5380 owners on average rated this projector 74 out of 100. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 820 user and expert reviews (including 49 verified purchases), Acer has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Acer projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Thick

Three people agreed that the Acer H5380 was not thick. Website Newegg.com wrote “I had paired this broad with the Intel 4790k, I had got everything put together” and gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5. They also said “The USB 3.0 port feels a bit loose” in their review. Jeremiah J. mentioned “A "gamer" board (in a loose sense of the term” in his review of this projector.

Two people concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “It's so top heavy because of the heatsinks that the whole thing constantly feels like it's about to break in half flexi”.

Two owners reckoned that the product was not thin. Website Newegg.com gave it a score of 20 out of 100 and wrote three years ago “Was easy to narrow down and uninstall them”. Ken C. mentioned on expert review site Newegg.com “Those pins are very thin and fragile looking”.

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Heavy and Bulky

Two people concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “It's so top heavy because of the heatsinks that the whole thing constantly feels like it's about to break in half flexi”.


Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Thirty-two customers who bought the product reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Acer H5380 two years ago “Even maxing out all the settings to boost microphone sound the quality just isn't there” . They also wrote “Precision-engineered audio that's as great as a dedicated sound c” in their review. And also said “Sound quality is worse than before”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three people who bought it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Doug and Delighted wrote “And this projector looks better & does HD and 3D” and gave the Acer H5380 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Blazer666_uk mentioned in their review of this projector on expert website Amazon “Gone is the rainbow effect I used to suffer with on my H5360 and the extra 500 lumens is great for 3d”.

Good At Displaying High Definition TV

Two owners who bought it said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Website Newegg.com said “Hd 7850 gpu”.

Good Remote Control

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good remote control. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Can control fans through Corsair Link or software similiar or through a fan controller” in their review of this projector yet they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Blazer666_uk rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon three years ago “All controls for tge projector are on the remote control only.”.

Good for Playing Games On

Six customers who purchased the Acer H5380 thought it was good for playing games on. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Decent for gamers”. They also said “Looks nice in gamers case as well” in their review. Three years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “It's sold as a versatile projector that should be decent enough for gaming, multimedia and movies” in their review of this projector.

Four owners reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Website Newegg.com wrote “Built in sound (up to 7.1 surround) and graphics (Intel”. Leo mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Impressed by the image quality for such a large screen even on dark screen”. Vanessa, the Entertaining Mom scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The image quality is great whether during the day in a light room or during the evening in a dark room”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this projector was released.


Audio

Noisy

Two owners agreed that this projector was noisy. Website Newegg.com said “I read a couple of reviews where people said the SupremeFX Audio wasn't as loud as their prior Realtek chipped mobo's” in their review of this projector.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners agreed that this projector was noisy. Website Newegg.com said “I read a couple of reviews where people said the SupremeFX Audio wasn't as loud as their prior Realtek chipped mobo's” in their review of this projector.

Two owners thought the Acer H5380 was quiet. Three years ago Blazer666_uk mentioned on expert website Amazon “Only noticeable in quiet moments in the viewing”. Kevin B. wrote on expert review site Newegg.com also three years ago “Cougar 14CM Red LED Ultra Silent Storage”.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer H5380 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Acer H5380 does not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Acer H5380 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector.

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HD-Ready

The Acer H5380 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer H5380 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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WXGA (1280x720) Resolution

The Acer H5380 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Acer H5380 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Acer H5380 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer H5380 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the Acer H5380 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Thirty-one customers wrote that the product was good value for money. Website Newegg.com wrote “I have owned several Asus boards over the years and I find them to be durable and reasonably priced (for a high end board” in their review of this projector. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote “At its price point, you simply cannot beat its combination of picture quality”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It has a good 3D mode and a budget price if that's enough t” in their Acer H5380 review.

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was expensive. Two years ago Ronald J. scored this projector 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this projector on expert review site Newegg.com “A little expensive”. Marc B. said “Way to expensive and not enough selection for me to put this to use yet”. Donald L. wrote “Now, I for the moment have ax expensive paper weight” yet he only rated the product 1 stars out of 5.

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Features

Good Features

Thirty-six people who purchased the product mentioned that it had good features. Website Newegg.com wrote “This is a good motherboard with all the bells and whistles it dose” in their review of this projector nonetheless they scored it 1 stars out of 5. They also said “Has many features, some of which are a miss, others are very nice” in their review. And also wrote “Great and Plentiful Features”.


Design

Good Quality

Thirty-six customers reckoned that it was good quality. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of the Acer H5380 “High materiel and build quality, stable and aesthetically pleasing”. They also said “High quality components” in their review. And also mentioned “Nice build quality”.

Good Looking

Fourty people who bought it considered that it was good looking. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Beautiful board”. They also wrote “I think this board is dead sexy The layout is excellent, no cardinal sins committed there” in their review. And also said “Board is sturdy, solid and looks beautiful”.

Seven customers who reviewed it thought it was well designed. Website Newegg.com said “All features that you need for a High-end board, best design with mat black”. They also wrote “Awesome ROG design” in their review. And also mentioned “Reasonable price, good quality and great design”.

Four people who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Website Newegg.com said two years ago “Easy to Install I use Gskill Sniper Seires 16GB Ram and an 5 4690K Proc and this thing is smooth” in their review of this projector. They also wrote “I used this board for my first build and everything went as smooth as grandma's gravy” in their review. And also said “Smooth install”.

Three owners reckoned that it was neat. Website Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “The BIOS is very well organized and nearly everything is customizable” in their review of this projector. They also wrote “Its neat though” in their review. Stefan S. mentioned “Now it looks clean and tidy”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was ugly. Website Newegg.com wrote two years ago “I'm used to an ugly blue screen with keyboard input only” in their review of this projector. Three years ago Nestor R. mentioned in his review of this projector on expert review site Newegg.com “I went with the ROG because of the color scheme and how ugly their regular boards look”.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-three owners agreed that this projector was easy to use. Two years ago website Newegg.com said “2) My first UEFI BIOS and it is nice to use a mouse (will discuss rest under Cons”. They also mentioned “Great board, easy install, bios config is intuitive” in their review. And also wrote “The QFan control is really nice”.

Nine people thought it was easy to setup. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Seems easy enough to setup”. They also said “This board was SIMPLE to set up” in their review. And also mentioned “Was easy to set up, turn on”.

Five people who bought it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Website Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “Very good overclocking options, ranging from low-tech grouped settings to detailed adjustments for more technical overclockers”. They also said “With a little research into what my settings should be (non-overclocking, just wa” in their review. And also wrote “Fast setup, SOLID build, extremely fast, cosmetically gorgeous, extensive BIOS menu; tweaks galore”.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Website Newegg.com said two years ago “Overall good quality board, I was a little surprised at it's weight compared to the boards I'm used to handling” in their review of this projector. They also mentioned “Bottom line is that this Motherboard handles anything out on the market between programs or games” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Two years ago website Newegg.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said “My last high performance build was with a ASUS 6T Delux 2 58 Chipset board with the typical clunky looking DOS based BIOS interface”. They also wrote “UEFI BIOS interface is great” in their review.

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Well Made

Sixty owners agreed that the product was well made. Website Newegg.com wrote “It's solid, has a ton of options” in their review of this projector but they gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “This was my first 5 processor build and I must say was super impressed with how simple the BIOS was to work with” in their review. And also wrote “High quality build”.

Three customers who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Jason M. said on expert review site Newegg.com “The mobo feels surprisingly rugged and I'm a little ashamed to say why.” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was reliable. Stanislaus K. wrote in their review of this projector on expert website Newegg.com “The Ai Suite 3 is needed to make fan speed adjustments as my trusty program "Speedfan" was not allowing changes in fan RPM” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Frank W. mentioned in his review of this projector on expert review site Newegg.com “It has lots of features and should be very reliable” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors h5380bd, acer 9jqgza00, acer 9jqgzs00, home h5380bd, acer h5380bd
Barcodes 04053162597280, 04713147096756, 04713147096763, 04713147096770, 05052916352372, 05054230598719, 05054484883623, 05054629450499, 08592978025670, 08878993562162

Acer H5380 Review Sources

To prepare this Acer H5380 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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.

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