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Acer X1261

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Acer X1261. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and noise. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Acer X1261 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer X1261

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer X1261 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability, but there are some less positive comments about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer X1261P DLP ProjectorAcer X1261P DLP Projector

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer X1261

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Acer X1261 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and noise are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the design.

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design

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: X1261P 2700 Lumens 1024 x 768 XGA 3700:1 3D Ready DLP ProjectorX1261P 2700 Lumens 1024 x 768 XGA 3700:1 3D Ready DLP Projector

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Acer X1261P

 

The Acer X1261P is a portable budget XGA data projector that can do justice to typical business presentations and is capable of projecting 3D content.

Inexpensive. Lightweight. 3D ready.

Limited connection choices.

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Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Art Feierman (projectorreviews.com)

Acer X1161P vs. Acer X1261P

 

This article discusses the Acer X1161P's differences

Excellent value based on $400 ballpark street price ; 3D ready - just add active glasses, and appropriate 3D content ; 3D support for DLP 3D, and also Nvidia's standard ; Very good brightness - beats its 2700 lumen claim, good for medium sized rooms...

No digital input (HDMI or DVI) ; Only a single VGA input, so only one hi res input. Switching may be needed for a computer and a hi-res video source using component video ; Remote doubles as control panel. Losing the remote could be a short term...

In summary, the strengths of the Acer X1261P portable projector include low cost and value, 3D ready, good color for a DLP projector (in the brighter modes), extremely portable, works (plays) well at non-native resolutions, and handles everything up...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Art Feierman (projectorreviews.com)

Acer X1261P

 

Economical, compact, 3D, portable or mounted, the Acer X1261P projector is quite capable, and value priced. Just posted, a few more images, and comments will be added. This projector is included in the Education Projector Comparison Report, although it...

Excellent value based on $400 ballpark street price ; 3D ready - just add active glasses, and appropriate 3D content ; 3D support for DLP 3D, and also Nvidia's standard ; Very good brightness - beats its 2700 lumen claim, good for medium sized rooms...

No digital input (HDMI or DVI) ; Only a single VGA input, so only one hi res input. Switching may be needed for a computer and a hi-res video source using component video ; Remote doubles as control panel. Losing the remote could be a short term...

In summary, the strengths of the Acer X1261P portable projector include low cost and value, 3D ready, good color for a DLP projector (in the brighter modes), extremely portable, works (plays) well at non-native resolutions, and handles everything up...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (techtree.com)

Acer X1261 3D Projector

 

Performs great and won't cost you your kidney!

Good bundle, Nvidia 3D Vision ready, good performance, priced attractively

Feedback of remote buttons is not the best, gets hot quickly

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: chains (newegg.com)

Post-ownership review

 

I am revisiting my review 2 years after purchase with my experiences. This was a fantastic projector for the price and served me well for almost exactly 2 years, a good investment. I never had to buy a new bulb even with pretty heavy use, though the...

Price ; Brightness & Contrast Ratio ; Small, Quiet ; Decent resolution and supports 1600x1200

No air filters ; Moving parts (fans and color wheel) seem low quality

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: ROUFI2002 (tigerdirect.com)

Good Staff

 

It is a good product but it is a little bit expensive! comparing with other Brands!

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Jonathan (tigerdirect.com)

720HD with VGA to HDMI cable

 

I haven't bought this projector yet and I have a more exspensive one for my home theater but I need one for my living room when I'm not in the theater room. This would be perfect because I can still have 720p. Now the VGA to HDMI cables do work I use...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: johpor, (tigerdirect.com)

Works Great

 

Needed a projector to do a presentation and this one filled the bill perfectly. It is small enough to be easily portable and provides good options. I am looking forward to trying it with a DVD player.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent for the price

 

Very good projector, I use it at Church and the color is vivid. You cannot beat this item for the price

NONE

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: SICKOFWORK247, (tigerdirect.com)

works pretty good

 

I only wish tht this item had a HDMI input, so I can really get to see the great specks that this baby claims it can provide. It did the job that was needed. If I was going to use it on a daily bases, I would get one without a bulb, but if it is in a...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Color of product:Black
Compatible products:X110(P), X1161(P), X1261(P)
Interface:IR Wireless
Remote control proper use:Projector

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Input Voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Power consumption (standby):1 / 5
Power consumption (typical):220 / 224
Power Source:AC

Lamps

Bulb power:180
Lamp Power:180
Lamp Type:OSRAM / P-VIP
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:3000 / 5000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000 / 6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.41 - 2.55
Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.858 - 0.944
Optical Zoom:1.1
Throw ratio:1.95 - 2.15:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 7.56 x 3.15
F-number (relative aperture):F/2.41 - F/2.55
Lens focal range:2.41 - 2.55 / F/2.41 - F/2.55
Network ready: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Projection lens:F = 2.41 - 2.55, f = 21.79mm - 23.99mm / F = 2.41 ~ 2.55, f = 21.79 ~ 23.99 mm
Video compatibility mode:NTSC (3.58/4.43), PAL (B/D/G/H/I/M/N), SECAM (B/D/G/K/K1/L), HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p), EDTV (480p, 576p), SDTV (480i, 576i)
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, Composite, VGA / VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 100
HDCP: No
Horizontal scan range:30 - 100
Noise Level:30
Number of devices supported:1
Vertical scan range:50 - 120 / 50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port:No / Yes
PC Audio in: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Power consumption (standby):1 / 5
Power consumption (typical):220 / 224
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):3700:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/-40 / -40 - 40 / -40/+40 / -40° - 40°
Matrix size:0.55
Maximum analog resolution:1024 x 768
Maximum digital resolution:1600 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Number of colors:1070 / 16.78 million colors
Objective projection distance:11.9 / 39.4 - 433.1 / 39.4 - 468.1 / 39.4 - 472.4 / 39.8 - 468.1
Projection distance:11.9 / 39.4 - 433.1 / 39.4 - 468.1 / 39.4 - 472.4 / 39.8 - 468.1
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2500 / 2700
Projector brightness (economic mode):2160
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:0.58 - 7.62 / 23 - 300 / 300
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Uniformity:85
Zoom capability:Auto/Manual / Yes
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D-ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA) / 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.56
Height:3.15
Weight:4.85 / 4.98 / 77.6
Width:10.6