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Acer S1383 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 31dB Nov 2014
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The Education series projectors are great for both small rooms and classrooms. Positioning the projector close to the screen lets you easily point out details without casting shadows or being... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a rating of 70% from expert review website PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed the Acer S1383 considered that it was good quality.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Acer S1383 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “The Acer S1383WHne provides good text quality and loud audio in a short-throw projector geared mostly toward classroom use”.

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One customer said in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Acer S1383 “The S1383WHne$757.00 at Amazon provides sharp text and a solid range of connection choices”.

Acer Has Good Data Projector Reviews

On average Acer 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all projectors manufactured by Acer.

Supports 3D

The Acer S1383 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider including the MX842[pl_2417267_price], or the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the Benq MX723[plb_2818905_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the S1383, the Acer S1383 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the MX842[pl_2417267_price], and the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq MX723[plb_2818905_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Acer S1383 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the S1383. This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S1383.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of this age and spec is 800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens. The Acer S1383 has a fairly bright projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the S1383.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer S1383 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S1383.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 31 decibels, the Acer S1383 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the S1383. The average noise level of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

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Inferior Picture Quality

One Acer S1383 owner said in their reviews that this projector did not have good picture quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “Though its overall image quality is mediocre” but even so they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

Recent Price Increase of £116.21

In the last 55 days the price of the S1383 has increased by £116.21.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Acer S1383 does not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the MW820ST[pl_1552199_price], or the MX806[pl_2515298_price] both from Benq or the Epson EH-TW5100[plb_2591283_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Acer S1383 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the S1383 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

The vertical synchronization (max)s of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 0.12kHz to 480kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 99kHz. With a vertical synchronization (max) of only 0.12 kilohertz, the Acer S1383 has one of the lower vertical synchronization (max)s amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the S1383 is £84 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 78 multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Lamps Quantity
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Video
3D
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Full HD
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
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Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
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Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
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Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
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Expert Reviews

(1)
29 December 2014

The Acer S1383WHne provides good text quality and loud audio in a short-throw projector geared mostly toward classroom use...

Good text quality
Short throw
Loud, good-quality audio
Portable
Rainbow artifacts in video
Lacks port for a USB thumb drive

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.32
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s1383w, s1383wh, s1383whn, s1383whne
Barcodes 04053162597402, 04713147280636, 04713147280650, 08878995123088

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