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Asus S1

Asus S1
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tweaktown.com Best Value Award reimarufiles.com Silver Award Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
An spectacularly economical to run and multi award winning moderate noise level WVGA data projector, with good features
32dB 854 X 480 (WVGA) 1000:1 No Jan 2014
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Asus S1 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Asus S1 as follows:
89
Reviews
58 Reviews + 12 Awards
69
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
97
Running Costs
£11 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 58 reviews. This projector has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus five other sites and a "Best Value Award" from Tweaktown.com. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Asus projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
The S1 has running costs of only £11 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 2% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is a good size, good sound quality and great battery life. However they also report that it is expensive.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Very long service life of lamp
Mobile LED projector
Ultra-portable projection with a built-in rechargeable battery
High capacity power bank
Large, bright, and clear projections on-the-go
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Seamless connectivity and true-to-life sound
Only 854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Asus S1 Video Reviews

Asus S1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

12 Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this projector and have given it 12 awards.

The writers at six expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector. This data projector received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Ozeros.com, Madboxpc.com and Gagadget.com, it received a "Recommended Product" award from Hispazone.com and it received a "Recommended Award" from Ddworld.cz.

Three other expert review sites all endorsed this data projector. The author at website Tweaktown.com gave this multimedia projector a "Best Value Award" and concluded that it was great for its price and the expert at review website Ixbt.com gave it an "Original Design" award and thought it was well designed. Furthermore, the expert at review website Reimarufiles.com concluded that this projector was very good and gave it a "Silver Award".

The writers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this multimedia projector was very good. This Asus projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com, it received a "Best Choice" award from Oclab.ru and Xfastest.com gave it a "Fastest Media" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 43 owner reviews this multimedia projector has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100. 19 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was not good value for money.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was lightweight and two owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was compact.

  • Sporting a light-weight silver and icicle gold aluminum body…
    Geeklingo.net September 2017
  • Its compact and not too noisy at all with all the cables needed…
    Mike (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Compact and powerful - exactly what is needed for a portable unit when a presentation is required…
    Ian A (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Compact, lightweight and yet with crystal clear presentation this is a wonderful projector…
    JT (Amazon) - January 2016

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Two owners who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality.

  • The audio port gives excellent sound on headphones…
    Xoanito (Amazon) - March 2016
  • If you do have a pair of speakers you can easily plug in (to your computer or the projector), go for it…
    Trotter (Amazon) - September 2013

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

  • The battery works well and the audio from the projector is more then sufficient though you can of course ad a speaker if you like…
    Mike (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Highly recommended because it also has an inbuilt battery making it portable.
    Rhj501 (Amazon) - September 2014

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed and two owners concluded that it was good looking.

Very Good Brand

Based on 306 expert and user reviews (including 17 verified purchases), Asus has very good reviews for its projectors. 75% of those that bought a Asus projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Four owners considered that it was good quality.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The S1 has an average 5 year running cost of only £11 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 2% of all 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since January 2014.

Features

Only 854 X 480 (WVGA) Resolution

The Asus S1 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has an 854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range 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 noise level of the Asus S1 of only 32dB is in the quietest 32% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Asus S1's contrast ratio (typical) of only 1,000 is in the lowest 6% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The Asus S1's projector brightness of only 200 ANSI lumens is very dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 2% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Asus S1's service life of lamp of 30,000h is in the longest 3% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Asus S1 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most other projectors. 81% of projectors have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus S1 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Asus S1 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Asus S1 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00088064753117, 00803982847966, 00886227633555, 04053162744608, 04716659633693, 08862276335550

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