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Asus B1MR Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Mar 2015
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The ASUS B1MR Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector delivers incredibly bright, sharp visuals with native WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, 900 lumens light output, and a 100% NTSC color scale to project... More
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This data projector received a score of 81 out of 100 from projector expert review site tbreak.ae. This puts this multimedia projector in the top 17% of all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Good User Reviews

B1MR owners on average rated this projector 80%.

Very Low Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the B1MR will cost only £31 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run data projectors of this spec and age.

Good Connectivity

A few Asus B1MR owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was wifi compatible. Design Counts mentioned “Excellent except the WiFi”. Design Counts also wrote “Please fix the software so that the B1M uses industry standard wireless content beaming technology”. Trotter wrote in the same month “Is it "Wireless"? Here is my only disappointment with the projector.” .

A number of people who reviewed the Asus B1MR reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Cesinge said on Amazon “And so an HDMI port was a plus” and scored the product 4 stars. Rhj501 mentioned on Amazon “We had the screen size huge! Really useful as it takes hdmi and comes with a vga cable so good for tv in as well as laptops” in their review of the Asus B1MR.

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Good Size

A number of people who bought the Asus B1MR considered that it was lightweight. In October this year Jt mentioned on Amazon “Compact, lightweight and yet with crystal clear presentation this is a wonderful projector” and gave this projector a very good review score. Tim Grant said “It is lightweight and small in size” in his review of this projector and rated it 4 stars.

One Asus B1MR owner wrote in their reviews that it was compact.

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Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Trotter gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “If you do have a pair of speakers you can easily plug in (to your computer or the projector), go for it” in their review of this projector.

Reasonably Priced

A few Asus B1MR reviewers concluded that it was good value for money. Carlos said “Nothing special for this price (472£) i was expecting something better.i read the good reviews in web” . Trotter scored the product very highly and mentioned three years ago “It's reasonably priced” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus B1MR reviewer who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Trotter said in their review on Amazon “Nice decent sound, loud enough to cover the noise of the fan (which, btw, is a bit loud)”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Last year Agj said on Amazon “Unit has worked well for 10 months - quiet in Eco mode”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was well designed. Two years ago Cesinge wrote “The pouch is well designed to contain the power supply”.

Asus Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors built by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Rhj501 wrote “Highly recommended because it also has an inbuilt battery making it portable.”.

Good Remote Control

One Asus B1MR owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good remote control.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was good for watching movies. Xiaowen Li said in their review of the Asus B1MR two years ago “It's good for project for movies and photos.” yet they only scored the product 1 stars.

Good Product Quality

Three Asus B1MR reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. Last year expert website Tbreak.ae mentioned “Compact projector that delivers really good projection quality at short distances” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

Three Asus B1MR owners who reviewed the Asus B1MR thought it was easy to use. Cesinge mentioned “The device is extremely easy to use”. Cesinge also mentioned “I usually work with of a projected image of about 1-1.5m wide.) It comes with a handy small pouch, very easy to wear”. Xiaowen Li mentioned in their review of this projector “It just peel off from the control, never has such bad quality remote control before” however they scored the product 1 stars.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the B1MR which do not support 3D, the Asus B1MR supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Acer K137[plb_2190933_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD

The Asus B1MR supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B1MR which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus B1MR has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the B1MR also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 32 decibels, the Asus B1MR has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the B1MR the noise levels range from 27dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Acer P1510[plb_2284610_price] (33dB).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other projectors of a similar type and age to the B1MR, the Asus B1MR's service life of lamp of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the B1MR the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Supports Five Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Asus B1MR is more than most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Asus projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most frequently supported video colour modes supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year. The video colour modess "Blackboard", "sRGB", "Theatre" and "Whiteboard" are also supported by this Asus data projector.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Asus B1MR is a two number of built-in speakers data projector.

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Supports Seven Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the Asus B1MR is more than most projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. This projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the B1MR. The video formats supporteds "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG" and "WMV" are also supported by this Asus projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Asus B1MR has a greater number of supported image formats than most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it. This Asus projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the B1MR. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Asus data projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the B1MR is 26dB and the loudest is 43dB. The Asus B1MR has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 28 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Light

The average weight of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the B1MR is 5.2kg, and the weights range from 2.2g to 68kg. At only 900 grams, the Asus B1MR is fairly light compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the B1MR.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Asus B1MR does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 3,600 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 900 ANSI lumens, the Asus B1MR has one of the dimmest projector brightnesss amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Benq W3000[plb_3190084_price] (2,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on projectors of this age and type.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the B1MR range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W. The Asus B1MR has a quite low RMS rated power (only 4 Watts) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the B1MR.

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Only MP2 Audio Formats Supported

This projector audio formats supported, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus B1MR

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the B1MR.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus B1MR is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Video
3D
Full HD
Video Colour Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Display Number of Colours
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Bundled Software
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
4 June 2015

The ASUS B1MR is certainly a well-performing and compact projector that delivers really good projection quality at short distances. There is a noticeable drop in the brightness and quality if you...

17 June 2015

Asus B1MR to projektor uniwersalny, który sprawdzi si? zarówno w domu, jak i w biurze. Zaimplementowane w nim funkcje powoduj&#261, ?e mo?e by? atrakcyjnym urz?dzeniem dla ka?dego mi?o?nika...

Sharp and bright image
Wireless projection
Builtin media software
Navigation buttons can be confusing at times

User Reviews

(15)
(Verified Purchase)

What an absolutely brilliant piece of technology. Compact, lightweight and yet with crystal clear presentation this is a wonderful projector. I have been using it to provide training for the past... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Jake Miller Photo

I'm a photographer and wanted a short throw bright portable for presentations so this new model seemed like a perfect fit. It's a very handsome looking machine and lightweight but the color... Read more…

Lightweight
Unusable Color Rep
Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Ola
(Verified Purchase)

Great product! Well worth the money.

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Mr. Matthew J. J. Scott
(Verified Purchase)

Speedy delivery, mind blowing little projector. Thx.

Reviewed 27 June 2015 by Mathew bailey
(Verified Purchase)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus b1, asus b1m, asus b1mr, asus 3db1, asus 3db1m, asus b1mrd, asus b1mrdl, asus 3db1mr, asus b1mrdlp, asus bn8yza00, asus bn8yzs00, asus 1280x800, 90lj0020b0102 b1, asus wxga1280x800, 90lj0020b0102 b1m, asus 90lj0020b0102, 90lj0020b0102 b1mr
Barcodes 00886227927425, 00886227927449, 04053162837478, 04058829152147, 04716659927426, 05057103058174

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