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Acer K130 1280 x 800 300 ANSI Lumens (Standard), 240 ANSI Lumens (ECO) DLP Projector with Speaker 10,000:1

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  • 1280 x 800
  • 300 ANSI Lumens (Standard), 240 ANSI Lumens (ECO)
  • 10,000:1
  • 17" ~ 100" (43cm ~ 254cm)

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Now you can share best ideas that happen outside the boardroom with Acer Travel Series K130 projectors. Discuss concepts and motivate others, even without a PC, wherever you go. With  only 1.6” in height, the world of self-expression is in your pocket.

  • newegg Easy go Project your concepts anywhere, anytime. However long or deep your presentations, they can fit in a pocket -- or your palm. Be PC-free: Access your files straight from a USB drive or SD Card or even an iPhone. Explore your thoughts in detail by connecting via an HDMI port to high-definition sources.
  • newegg Radiant Text is crisp and graphics are clear even from far away thanks to fine contrast ratios. Your ideas will pop with the high brightness of LED technology, creating vibrant visuals and delivering consistent color saturation. With Acer ColorSafe technology, those colors retain their natural look even after prolonged projector use.
  • newegg Practical Get right to your point: Select models immediately detect signals from multiple sources, are compatible with preferred presentation software, and offer multi-format support. User interfaces are intuitive so you can concentrate on your thoughts, not your actions, and the quality of your presentations is enhanced with an available integrated speaker.
  • newegg Earth kind Let your ideas and the planet both blossom. LED lamps' extended lifespan saves replacement costs and ensures long projector use, as does eco mode. The absence of hazardous mercury or halogen gases means safer use, and a fan-less design cuts costs while maintaining a quiet that keeps attention on you.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Joshua F.
  • 8/30/2013 1:36:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswatching bright 70in movies on the wall!

Pros: Excellent manual focus, bright on old roller blinds set up for garage movie night or white wall indoors, and great for preparing presentations while on the go. Plug in an android stick for movies and web, and a proper laptop for work presentations. Auto keystoning works very well.

Cons: fan a little loud when close by

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/9/2013 8:09:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome little projector

Pros: Very nice little projector, small size, dlp, capable of 120hz, and with that it becomes "3d ready". Currently have this set as my 3rd monitor at 1280x720 with a refresh rate of 120hz, and i have found this to be the best for watching movies, and games. It has to be manually set in my driver settings, but once active at 120, there really is a noticeable difference in quality, I was almost disappointed with it until I got this mode to work. At 60hz I see a noticeable rainbow and streaking effect in movies, when set at 120 these issues almost go away (some may still see rainbow effect, but this is more prominent for some, not for me).

What also drew me to this was the life of the bulb, which will basically outlast the usability of the unit..

Cons: Does get pretty warm, but never so hot where I would be worried about the small form factor, they seem to have the cooling done properly with 2 interior fans acting as intake and exhaust.

300 lumens can be too low for some, and i must say I wish it was a little brighter when I use it and it's not dark outside yet.

One caveat of having it set at 120hz is that the fans will be at max always, which can be annoying, but my speakers cover the sound so it isn't really a bother.

Also being "3d ready" doesn't mean you can hook up a 3d bluray player out of the box, you either need a converter (which many claim do not work with this unit) or you have to buy the proprietary nvidia 3d system (emitter and glasses). I managed to get an older hacked driver to work with the unit and a pair of optoma DLP glasses, which use a signal from the dlp image itself to sync. It worked, but since it's an old driver many games don't work, and it really wasn't THAT good of an experience either. Don't get me wrong, it WILL do 3d perfectly, but it really isn't worth all this hassle, and it still probably wouldn't work with new 3d blurays, as it is not a fully enabled 3d projector.

They could really make 3d easier to get into, but all this media DRM stuff is kinda wrecking it. Any monitor/projector that can do 120hz can potentially do 3d in most cases, but they just don't want it to be that easy apparently.

TLDR- 3d works, but is a hassle and not worth it.

Other Thoughts: Really pleased with this for the price, should be on sale soon for 300 or less this next holiday season, but even at 400 it is one of the best units for the money.

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  • Peter B.
  • 5/14/2013 10:27:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsalmost 6 month later

Pros: This is a followup from my earlier review. The K130 is used daily and works great. I would not consider any other projector for the bedroom.

Cons: For the first 30 sec - 1 minute the display is a bit blurry. At first I was concerned but it apparently its a feature :-)

Other Thoughts: You can hear the cooling fan but its reasonable and stayed the same since day one. 3D works only with120Hz. The K130 does do 120Hz but only on lower resolutions. I use the projector with a Nvidia GT640 in a Windows 8 machine and the Windows Media Player with 4 tuners, Netflix and Hulu The combo work great for me. I'm also typing this review on this setup. The resolution is good enough for easy Internet browsing.

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  • Stefano M.
  • 3/19/2013 7:48:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood projector

Pros: Good resolution and image quality, inexpensive.

Cons: Difficult to have the whole screen in focus, somewhat slow menus.

Other Thoughts: I wish they just improved on the K11 with higher resolution and audio output. This has slower menus and it is more difficult to focus in the corners. It seems that the silver color around the lens diffuses more light but this is hard to tell.
The higher resolution, brightness and audio output still make this a better projector but it is also somewhat disappointing.

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  • Blake P.
  • 2/26/2013 10:52:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: Super portable. I like how you don't even need a computer to play stuff. You can watch slide shows, read word docs, play music(but why would you) and play videos right off of a usb drive. It's awesome.
As for the brightness of the projector: It's kind of hard to use with raw daylight shining onto the wall you're projecting on. However during the evening, the colors are brilliant and even the darker tones show up nicely. I'm really impressed with the tech that they packed into this little projector.
There is also an on-board speaker. This speaker isn't amazing, but it certainly gets the job done and it is loud enough to play audio over the sound of the fan (and I have high altitude mode enabled).

Cons: The universal I/O chord is a little bit for my liking, it's about threeish? feet long, but if you set up a little platform for your projector and plan to be playing stuff off your computer, I would suggest getting a HDMI chord or a VGA extension chord so that you don't have to accommodate for your computer on the shelf.

I have had it "Crash" on me a couple times, probably because I plugged in a 1TB HD of videos, music, and documents into the usb. Which did load, however it took a long time to load. But eventually something caused it to "crash" and basically just bring up a linux crash screen which was funny to see.
The other way my projector has "crashed" has been quite strange and happens rarely is when the projector has a "fan failure" and has to shut down. It's not horrible, but the projector does beep in warning and then shuts down like 30 seconds later. Fires right back up after that, but it's something worth noting.

I really wish that there was an audio port right on the projector so that I didn't have to carry around the universal I/O chord with it, but it's really not a big deal. I still give it 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: If you're conserned that there is no audio out, you just use the same chord that plugs into the universal I/O and there is a female end for an audio cable. It's pretty neat because this[audio port] works both as input and as output depending on what mode you are projecting in.

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  • William S.
  • 1/22/2013 5:45:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Projector

Pros: I upgraded to this projector from the K11 which I had for a couple of years and loved. This is a nice upgrade with better resolution and more lumens. You still need a darkened room for best effect but to me that is not much of a downside. The audio out is great although you have to plug in an additional cable. Throws up around a 120 inch picture at 13 feet. Looks really nice with my hd cable box and a blue ray player. I'm sure it doesn't look as good as a more expensive projector but for $350 it rocks. I am only throwing up the picture on a bedroom wall (non-white) so I am assuming it would look better with a screen. The only improvement I see now is more lumens but I can live with the 300 lumen setting.

Cons: Still need a darkened room and you need to plug in I/O adapter for audio out and VGA, but those are just minor things to me. No big cons so far.

Other Thoughts: 120 inch picture is about the limit I think. 100 does look better and you don''t have to set the projector back so far maybe 11 feet. I put this projector in the same spot as my K11 and it put up a much bigger picture 100 inches vs 120 inches. I am very pleased so far.

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  • Patrick W.
  • 1/2/2013 12:08:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdont get it for the 3d

Pros: i have this an Acer K130 dell m110 and a BenQ ms612st

quietest BenQ, Acer, Dell the Acer beat the dell by alot
brightest BenQ, Acer and Dell tie
Heat low to high Acer, Dell, BenQ

I have had the Acer and Dell for a while the dell went in for warranty 3 times and doesn't support ceiling mount

Cons: it doesn't like to be set at 120Hz so it wont do 3D

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  • Peter B.
  • 12/27/2012 1:38:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent & low power

Pros: If you are used to these monster projectors you will be skeptical when the UPS guy gives you the box. You will be in for a bigger surprise when you un-box the tiny projector. it almost fits in your hand.

However it will convince you that you did the right thing when you turn it on. The picture is sharp and the colors excellent. The unit allows you to select from a number of preset picture settings and a user setting. I use it with a Logitech Google TV and also with a Win8 PC with Media Center. I will add to the review once I finish my 3D setup.

I use the K130 in my bedroom. Keeping the room dark is no issue while I watch TV. My K130 with the Revue and a "low power" T amp setup lets my enjoy TV with using less than 100 watts. Something to consider compared to a good size Plasma and a 700 watt 7.1 receiver. That combo probably run 20x that specially considering that your AC has to do extra work.

6+/- feet distance produces a 62" screen. It works great in a white room when the lights are off since 300 lumen will not light up all white walls and ceiling.

How you set all settings make a lot of difference in the brightness and clarity of the picture. A good screen is important. A 50 degrees reflection is better than a 160 degrees in my bedroom situation since 50 reflects more light to just one or two persons. It also helps to reduce to light up the entire room. In this regard it is a good idea to mount the K130 on the ceiling. The unwanted light would reflect towards the floor and not as much to the usually white ceiling. Ambient light will reduce the contrast considerably. The K130 has an advertise ratio of 1:10000 far better than most (or all) 2000+ lumen units.

It offers HDMI, VGA, USB MicroSD. In my application I only use HDMI. I never tried the speaker and would not expect much.

I used the mount of a dead Trendnet webcam to mount it to the ceiling. A projector ceiling mount would be overkill.

Bottom line if you put the K130 in a perfect environment for it you will be very happy with it for a long time = +/- 10 lamp lives of its 2000+ lumen brothers.

Cons: really none for the $350.00 price tag. 500 lumen maybe even better but for $1.00 per extra lumen was not worth it to me.

Other Thoughts: Do not look at this projector as an all around solution. It shines in the dark but not so much in a lighted room.

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  • Allen W.
  • 12/2/2012 8:17:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Value!!

Pros: Much brighter than expected. This turned out to be great for a darkened theater like my own. I originally had an Optoma GT700 which was a pretty good performer until the pixels started going bad on it. This is a common problem with many projectors using that particular DLP chip, but it seems that the Optoma and Acer models that use this chip have been very prone to having these chips go bad. Mine started with a couple bad pixels, but then over the course of a few months I ended up with star constellations!! I of course was not a happy camper.

I waited and researched for months. I decided that I would prefer to take a shot at an LED based projector to minimize the rainbow effect and to avoid paying for costly lamps. I am not affected by the rainbow effect, but I've had a few friends over who do see it. The reviews that I've read on some of the LED projectors were pretty good in regards to RBE in most cases. Many LED projectors produce little or no RBE. I was eyeing the Acer K330 but when the K130 was released for much less it caught my attention. The slightly lower lumens rating but much lower price coupled with a considerably higher contrast ratio enticed me. Then I was fortunate to catch it on sale for just $349.99 here on Newegg which was an incredible deal so I took the plunge. Man this turned to be a great buy! It's so small and lightweight you would hardly believe the picture this puts out. Colors are vibrant with lots of pop. Resolution looks amazing for a 720p(800p) projector. There seems to be something to using the diamond shaped pixels that the DLP chip has. The screen door effect is virtually nonexistent. You have to get very close to see the individual pixels...I'm talking to within like 3' or less, and I'm projecting about a 76-78" picture. It's a remarkable feat. And even if you get close enough to see it it's not nearly as distracting as the traditional pixel layout we've become accustomed to. Very good work from Texas Instruments with this design as the SDE is much more noticeable with traditional 720p projectors. Also, the contrast is very good. Black levels are certainly not world-class, but very solid. I own a Pioneer Kuro KRP-500M so I'm a harsh critic when it comes to black levels. I must say that I'm pleased with what this projector can do. I liked my GT700 as it displayed an impressive picture for it's near $750 price tag at the time, but this projector is superior and for half the cost. I haven't tried 3D yet with this projector so I can't comment there yet. I hope it's good since the GT700 was excellent in this regard. I must note that the Auto Keystone feature works quite well and it's very handy when you have difficult mounting positions.

Cons: As with most LED based projectors focusing can be an issue. It's really minor in the case of this projector. The manual focus can give you a rather sharp picture, but it can be a little difficult getting uniform sharpness across the entire picture. You can end up with a slight softness at the top or the bottom of the picture, so you have to take your time with the manual focus. Also, it may take a few minutes after turning the projector on to get a fully sharp picture since the LED's have to warm up. It's pretty quick though...maybe 2-3 minutes. I've read that many other models have considerably longer warm-up times so I would say that this is a very minor issue.

Other Thoughts: If you have difficult placement options the Auto Keystone feature is very useful. If you ceiling mount the projector like I did then you find the need to disable the Auto Keystone feature once you've gotten it placed and setup. The reason is that the Keystone feature will randomly adjust slightly if left engaged. I noticed this after about a week or so. Once you disable the Auto Keystone setting the current Keystone level will remain so you won't need to adjust it. You may need to slightly adjust the focus once in awhile, but I've noticed that as the projector has been breaking in the need to adjust it has become a rarity. It seems that once you've put enough hours on it and get the LED's well broken it that you will eventually not need to adjust the focus again with a permanent mount setup. Of course this a highly portable projector so this doesn't apply if you use it for that purpose. Signals sync very quickly unlike my last projector which seemed to take forever to sync with sources. I can't say enough about this projector. I only hoped that I would get close to the picture quality of the GT700 but I find this projector to be better. It took more adjusting and tweaking but the end result is indeed better. The only thing that could be worse or better which depends on one's needs or wants is that the throw is not as short as the GT700 and because of my mounting constraints I ended up with a smaller picture than the 84" picture that I got from the GT700. No big deal though and depending on your personal mounting situation this can be a good or a bad thing. Overall I can say that this is an excellent projector.

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  • Gift R.
  • 11/2/2012 8:02:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: Small, HDMI input, VGA input, fairly bright, WXGA, much bigger than a flatscreen, fans aren't too loud.

Cons: Not bright enough, but that's to be expected, no audio out, slight focus issue, weak speaker, keystone not exact

Other Thoughts: WXGA looks pretty good even though it's not quite 1080p. Square diamond pixels.
The brightness is pretty good, but the blacks get pretty washed out, though I am projecting onto a light yellow wall. The color correction feature works very well. With the lights on, presentations/cartoons still look nice, but dark colors are pretty awful. This could be because I don't have a screen yet though.
The keystone is slightly off a lot of the time, it's not too noticeable, but the sides are still slightly off most of the time with the auto keystone.
No audio out, so the input has to have audio out if you want good sound, which shouldn't be a problem with a laptop, but the Xbox I have doesn't have any other audio out, so I have to use the projector speaker through HDMI. It's bad quality, but it gets the job done if you're not an audiophile and there's not too much ambient noise.
Had all the lights out, a 96" image looks great on a textured yellow wall. With the light on in my room, which makes the room pretty bright and is shining on the wall space I use as a screen, a 6 foot image is still very good if you don't need lots of dark colors. Cartoons look very nice, as would presentations. With the sun coming in, it doesn't perform very well, but if you get an LED it should be because you want energy efficiency, not for the brightness.
I didn't really notice the fan even with the projector right next to me. One issue I did have, however, was one of the LEDs, I think the red one, powering off at one point. This triggered the unit to shutdown, and it was perfectly fine on restart. :) That's good! I had it with the back near a wall, with the HDMI cable input separating it from the wall, so that might have caused it to overheat, we'll see if it happens again in the future.

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