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Acer X1240 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £84.28 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Running costs are low
Good product quality
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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The average running cost of the X1240 is only £85 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 18% of all 161 data projectors of this type and age.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This projector has a fantastic average owner rating based on 8 owner reviews. Over 75% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 820 expert and owner reviews (including 57 verified purchases) for Acer multimedia projectors and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good ratings 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.


Design

Good Product Quality

Three people said that it was good quality. Four years ago Davis C. scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “This unit was purchased for business purposes; however, over the weekend we had a backyard movie party; and, this projector produced a 180 inch picture with outstanding quality!” in his review of the Acer X1240. He also wrote “I was amazed at the quality of the picture this projector produced from out-of-the-box” in his review. Michael K. mentioned “It also came with a free 4x5 screen that is amazing in quality! Great deal on this package!”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four people who reviewed the Acer X1240 considered that it was good value for money. David F. mentioned in his review of this projector on expert website Newegg.com “This is a nice quiet, bright capable projector for general purpose use at a very good price”. Greg H. scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this projector “Great value and would definitely recommend”. David F. also said “I got this projector on sale and the deal included a free self-standing projection screen, so I am thrilled with what I got” in his review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Acer released the X1240.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer X1240 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors of this age and spec have projector brightnesses of between 300 ANSI lumens and 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. The Acer X1240 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-LB280E (£414.88) (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the Infocus IN134 (£790.68) (2,800 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer X1240 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the Acer X1240 does not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Acer X1240 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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HD-Ready

The Acer X1240 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Acer X1240 has a carrying case. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer X1240 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Acer X1240 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Acer X1240 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector. The smallest bulb power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector is 15W and the biggest is 840W.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Acer X1240 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012304539964, 00088021517714, 00780589083624, 00886541635518, 00971485489720, 04712196226152, 04712196226169, 04712196555467, 04712196555474

Acer X1240 Review Sources

To prepare this Acer X1240 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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