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Asus B1MR Projector

£567.67
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Mar 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £30.93 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Very low running costs
Top seller
17 Reviews
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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the B1MR is only £31 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 161 projectors of a similar spec and age.


Price

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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.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site tbreak.ae scored this projector 81%.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this multimedia projector rated this projector 80 out of 100 on average. 7 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Asus Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 192 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its projectors. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.


Smart TV

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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Weight & Dimensions

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.

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.


Audio

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”.


Power

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.”.


Design

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”.

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.

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.


Other

Top Seller

The B1MR is a popular choice amongst people who bought projectors in the last 3 months.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when Asus released the B1MR.


Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens. At only 900 ANSI lumens, the Asus B1MR has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the 98H (£477.34) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the PowerLite W29 (£477.34) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Epson or the Panasonic PT-LB280E (£414.88) (2,800 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Asus B1MR supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the H6510, or the H6520 (£519.99) both from Acer and both of which are cheaper.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Infocus IN8606HD (£499.96).

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3D-Ready

The Asus B1MR is 3D-ready, as are most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus B1MR has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the H6510, and the H6520 (£519.99) both from Acer are also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Infocus IN8606HD (£499.96).

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Supports Seven Video Formats Supported

The Asus B1MR has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors of this type and age. This multimedia projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. The video formats supported "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG" and "WMV" are also supported by this data projector.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Asus B1MR has a quite quiet noise level (only 32 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector. The noise levels of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector range from 28dB to 49dB.

There are a number of alternative 32dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Benq TH682 (£620.45).

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Infocus IN8606HD (£499.96) (33dB).

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector is 6,400h, and the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 30,000 hours, the Asus B1MR's service life of lamp is one of the longest amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus B1MR has a card reader integrated. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector do not have a card reader integrated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Asus B1MR has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Asus B1MR has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Asus B1MR does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus computer gmbh b1mr, asus 90lj0020b0102, asus wxga1280x800, asus bn8yza00, asus bn8yzs00, asus p249391p, asus 1280x800, asus b1mrdlp, asus 3db1mr
Barcodes 00886227927449, 04053162837478, 04058829152147, 04716659927426, 05057103058174

Asus B1MR Review Sources

To prepare this Asus B1MR 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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