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This projector has a fantastic average owner rating based on 17 owner reviews.
Very Low Running Costs
The K137 is one of the most economic to run 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the K137 will cost only £29 over 1 year to run.
Good Product Quality
Three Acer K137 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Mark Booth he said on Amazon three years ago “Really impressed with the quality of the picture in comparison to other brands I have seen”.
Good Sound Quality
Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Acer K137 had good sound quality. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi wrote in their review of the Acer K137 on Amazon “It also has an audio jack to add a speaker”. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “In fact, its audio performance is so strong versus its rivals that for some people it will be enough in itself to justify a purchase”.
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Good Picture Quality
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality.
One Acer K137 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was neat. Annab gave the product a very good review score and wrote “It packs away neatly too”. One Acer K137 reviewer mentioned that this projector was good looking. Matthew Harris rated it 5 stars and he wrote “Really happy with the product, excellent picture quality and very fashionable 3D glasses”.
Easy to Use
One customer reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Found it to be an excellent product, very clear picture and easy to set up, all in all an excellent package”. One customer who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi mentioned in their review “Easy to use and set up, extremely portable”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A few people who purchased this projector wrote that it was noisy. Ensar H. wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Sound is very good as well, louder than I thought it would be”. Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector “The Acer K137 has surprisingly loud audio for a projector that's not much larger than palmtop size”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One Acer K137 reviewer considered that the product had a good 3D picture quality.
One customer thought the product was good in terms of USB connections. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com rated the Acer K137 4 stars and said “A built-in USB card reader” in their review of the Acer K137.
Good Technical Features
One customer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews three years ago “Offers such surprisingly strong features as a 1280x800 native resolution, 3D playback” in their review of this projector.
We calculated the average ratings for all Acer projectors and also specifically for Acer 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings compared to other brands.
Unlike most of the other data projectors of this age and type which do not support 3D, the Acer K137 supports 3D.
It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Asus B1MR[plb_2868776_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the K137, the Acer K137 has a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the PowerLite X27[pl_2896329_price], the EB-X27[pl_2896435_price], or the PowerLite S27[pl_2896330_price] all from Epson which is cheaper.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Acer K137 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the K137. This projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). Across all data projectors of this age and type the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
Two Number of Built-In Speakerss
Most of the other projectors of this age and spec only have one number of built-in speakers, however the Acer K137 has two number of built-in speakerss.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the K137 is 7,700h. The Acer K137 has a very long service life of lamp (economic mode) (30,000 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the K137.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The Acer K137 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 31 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the K137. The noise levels of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago range from 27dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamps of projectors of a comparable age and type to the K137 range from 1,500h to 30,000h. When compared to other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the K137 that we have checked, the Acer K137's service life of lamp of 20,000 hours is one of the longest.
Supports Five Video Formats Supporteds
The number of supported video formats on the Acer K137 is more than most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it. This data projector supports an MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the K137. The video formats supporteds "H.264", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "VC-1" are also supported by this Acer multimedia projector.
Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The number of supported image formats on the Acer K137 is more than most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it. This data projector supports a BMP image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by projectors of a comparable age and spec to the K137. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this multimedia projector.
At only 510 grams, the Acer K137 is very light compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. Data projectors of this spec and age have weights of between 2.2g and 68kg.
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Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the Acer K137 does not support full HD.
There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Asus B1MR[plb_2868776_price].
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Acer K137 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The projector brightnesss of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the K137 range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens. The Acer K137 has a very dim projector brightness (only 700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the K137.
Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the PowerLite X27[pl_2896329_price] (2,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the PowerLite S27[pl_2896330_price] (2,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Epson.
Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)
With a horizontal synchronization (max) of only 0.1 kilohertz, the Acer K137 has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The horizontal synchronization (max)s of projectors that have been on the market for more than a year range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz.
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Very Low RMS Rated Power
The Acer K137 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 3 Watts) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the K137 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
The Acer K137 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this data projector was released.
WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors of this spec and age.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
700 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1080
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
0.60 - 3.20
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
17 - 100
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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