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Acer K137 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 31dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £28.84 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Running costs are very low
Good sound quality
19 Reviews + 1 Award
01net.com 4 Star
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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The K137 is in the cheapest 5% of all 161 projectors of this spec and age 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.


Reviews

One Industry Award

01net.com gave this Acer projector a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, hifitest.de and 01net.com the average expert rating of this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is 75 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 18 user reviews this multimedia projector has a terrific overall user rating. Over 71% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 820 owner and expert reviews (including 57 verified purchases) for Acer projectors and found that on average Acer has good reviews. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 94% of those that bought a Acer data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Sound Quality

Two people reckoned that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this projector three years ago “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” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Azhar Abbas-Zaidi wrote in their review of this projector “It also has an audio jack to add a speaker”.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when Acer released the K137.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer K137 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Benq W710ST, or the Epson EB-W18.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 700 ANSI lumens, the Acer K137 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector. The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

If this Acer multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq W1350 (£1,059.99) (2,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer K137 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the NEC NP-M282, the Benq W1500, or the Epson 1980WU (£1,346.73).

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3D-Ready

The Acer K137 is 3D-ready. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector also are 3D-ready.

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HD-Ready

The Acer K137 is HD-Ready. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer K137 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not have a card reader integrated.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 31 decibels, the Acer K137 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 31dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think the Benq W710ST which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Benq W1070 (£499) (31dB).

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector is 500h and the longest is 30,000h. When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Acer K137's service life of lamp of 20,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Acer K137 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Acer K137 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 K137 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector, the Acer K137 does not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mrjkx11006
Barcodes 00887899734724, 04053162597457, 04713147004607, 04713147004614, 04713147532414, 04713147532438, 08878992823554, 08878997347246

Acer K137 Review Sources

To prepare this Acer K137 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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