The ACER P1173 is a powerful DLP projector that works well in both small and large spaces. The images produced are bright and accurate thanks to the SVGA resolution chip and a 3000 lumens OSRAM bulb. It can also be used as a 3D projector (glasses need to be bought seperately) while producing a sound output of up to 3W. The projector comes for slightly above $300 which makes it a very competitive product for the price. Check out our detailed ACER P1173 review.
ACER P1173 Specifications
DLP 3D-Ready: Looking for a sub $400 3D device? Consider the P1173 as a serious contender. As we wrote the Acer P1173 review, we connected the projector to a PS3 and the images produced were stellar. The overall gaming experience, thanks to a 120Hz refresh rate was something worth recommending as well.
EcoProjection Technology: Acer guarantees a lamp-life of 10000 hours (in extreme-eco mode), which means that the projector can be handy for heavy users. Also, the projector does not necessarily require a projector screen and is powerful enough to project images onto a wall.
MHL Compatible: For those occasions when you want to connect your smartphone or tablet to a projector, the P1173 comes with MHL compatibility. This feature allows you to project images, videos, or presentations directly from your phone without having to transfer files to your laptop.
- Easy to set-up
- 3000 lumens = Really Bright!
- Good Connectivity: HDMI, 2 VGA’s, and an MHL port
- Light-weight and portable
- ACER eco-projection technology = low power consumption
- Comes with a carry case and remote
- Great Value for money.
- Getting the optimum light/contrast setting can take some time.
- Speakers are not the greatest.
Size and Design: The projector is smallish and compact. Weighing only 4.4 pounds, the device is reasonably portable with quick plug-and-play. When buying online from Amazon it comes with a decent quality carry case as well. The connectivity on the projector is great as it has 2 x VGA ports, 1 x HDMI port, and 1 x USB port. While the connectivity options are aplenty, the projector ships with only 1 SVGA cable, and other HDMI cables need to be bought separately.
Performance: Once you use the P1173, one of the first things you will notice is the high brightness of the device. The 3000 lumens of color brightness reall make a difference here. The images produced should suffice all small rooms and offices and the brightness is high enough for all except bright sunlight. The projector is also very quiet and does not heat up after prolonged use. Overall, the images are never grainy or uneven and we were surprised to see how well the projector performed in varying conditions.
Price: This device will provide users with a great introduction to projectors and other features like 3D. If you are bored of watching flicks on your laptop or television, a projector would make a exciting new gadget to try. The P1173 is powerful enough to project images onto a wall so there’s no need to buy a screen. A basic VGA cable also comes included in the package for easy connection to your laptop or DVD player. For about $300, it is a great value for money projector from a reputed company.
Like most DLP projectors, one can use the device for everything from watching movies to playing games to giving presentations. Given how bright the device lamp is, the Acer p1173 is particularly well suited for classrooms and the outdoor environments. It also features on our list of the best outdoor projectors for a low budget. This is not to say that the projector will function outside on a bright sunny day, but it can provide reasonably good projections in brightly lit areas.
We realize that our ACER P1173 projector review reads more like a sales pitch but we really could not find anything wrong with the device. It delivers well for all that it promises and we couldn’t ask for a better 3D-DLP projector under $400.