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Acer P1285B

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Acer P1285B

£497.53
Acer P1285B
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A very cheap and phenomenally quiet XGA 20000:1 contrast ratio projector, with alright running costs and great features
26dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 20000:1 Yes Feb 2016
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£497.53
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£500.99
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Acer P1285B TCO DLP XGA 3D 3200 Lumens Projector
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£511.24
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Acer P1285B TCO DLP XGA 3D 3200 Lumens Projector
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Acer P1285B 4:3 XGA Projector
£515.00
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P1285b, Dlp 3d, Xga, 3300lm, 20000/1, Hdmi, Rj45, Tco-certified, Bag, 2kg, Eu/uk Power Emea
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Purchase price £572.99. APR 14.9%.
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Acer P1285B Review

Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Acer P1285B number 109 in best selling projectors, number 253 in 3D projectors and number 373 across all projectors.
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Value for Money
Excellent
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Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
52
Running Costs
£1,600 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £1,600 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 4% of all 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This projector has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Compelling visuals
Wireless works
Handy tools
Smart savings

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £431.88 at Ebuyer Business 4 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Acer P1285B In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 1,459 owner and expert reviews (including 301 verified purchases) for Acer data projectors and found that on average Acer has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Acer projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has good features, is under 2 years old and at £497.53 it is cheaper than 72% of projectors.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The P1285B is one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the P1285B is £1,600.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since February 2016.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Acer P1285B has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Acer P1285B's noise level of only 26dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 5% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Data projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Acer P1285B's contrast ratio (typical) of 20,000 is in the highest 15% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Acer P1285B's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 47% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Acer P1285B supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Acer P1285B of only 4,000h is shorter than 65% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer P1285B has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer P1285B has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Acer P1285B of only 203W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 26% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Acer P1285B has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

The Acer P1285B features digital keystone correction, which is unusual. 92% of projectors do not feature digital keystone correction.

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Supports Full HD

The Acer P1285B supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer mrjm01100g, acer mrjm011002, acer bcw7za00, acer bcw7zs00, acer p1285b

Barcodes:

04053162949898, 04058154222874, 04713147874972, 04713147874989, 04713147874996, 04713392819339, 04713392819346

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