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alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Acer. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Acer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Acer


alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Acer from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the noise and reliability.

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reliability, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer X1160 - DLP Projector- 2000 ANSI Lumens - SVGA (800x600) - 4:3Acer X1160 - DLP Projector- 2000 ANSI Lumens - SVGA (800x600) - 4:3

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Despite its average picture quality in our tests, the X1160 is a suitable projector for the business person who frequently goes on the road to give presentations, or for the user who wants an inexpensive big-screen for a home theatre setup.

Compact size; strong brightness, which makes it easy to view in brightly-lit rooms; credit card-sized remote control

Lens can't be zoomed, contrast wasn't very good, some blotchiness was evident during our video tests

Jun, 2008

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Acer X1160P


The product is lightweight and portable, is compatable with both my computers starts on command and is compact enough to fit most small bags. I have never had one before yet had no problems getting it to work.

Indid not find any.

Mar, 2010

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Acer X1160P


Super value, easy to set-up and operate, light and easy to transport and store.

None yet

Jan, 2010

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Acer X1160P


size and weight (portability - I'm a trainer) Clarity of projection ease of set up

No case/cover provided

Nov, 2009

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Acer X1160P


Excellent picture, compact projector light enough for easy transport to different locations

so far, none

Nov, 2009

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Acer X1160PZ


Price/Value Easy to set up and operate

Image quality could be better but is acceptable at this price.

Nov, 2009

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Acer X1160P



Nov, 2009

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Acer X1160P


Very good overall

Bit too heavy and large to be portable

Oct, 2009

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Acer X1160P


Very good value, quiet, and more than adequate for a presentation to a boardroom meeting

A simple carry bag would be a useful addition.

Oct, 2009

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Acer X1160P


very easy to use and set up, does exactly what iI want it to do

cant really think of any - a great projector at a low price

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Acer X1160 is ideal for those who want to indulge in cinematic entertainment and high-intensity gaming in the comfort of their own home. The Acer X1160 SVGA (800x600) digital projector is designed to bring colors to life with its 2000 ANSI Lumens brightness and 2000:1 contrast ratio. Featuring a longer lamp life with up to 4000 hours of use and a 6-segment color wheel, this value projector utilizes Acer ColorBoost and SmartFormat technologies for rich, vibrant imagery and complete wide format support. The Acer SmartFormat technology features a simple set-up process, which allows for easy continuation between speakers for presentation use, complete widescreen format support that permits instant synchronization of wide-format without resolution adjustment from your notebook, and the Acer Top-Load Lamp Design to complete lamp replacement in a few simple steps.

Audio Output



Energy Star certified: Yes


Ceiling mountable: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display number of colours:16.78 million colours

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA/XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens/2400ANSI lumens/2800ANSI lumens/3100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1/2700:1
Max Image Size:7.49m / 749cm/7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:11.9m/12.2m/12m
Min Image Size:0.58m / 58cm/0.625m / 62.5cm/0.63m / 63cm/0.64m / 64cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m/1m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer/Acer PD


Bulb power:160 / 180 / 200
Lamp Type:OSRAM / P-VIP
Service life of lamp:3000 / 3500 / 4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):18.2 - 21.8 / 21.8 - 24
Throw ratio:1.60 - 1.92:1 / 1.95 - 2.15:1


Built-in speaker(s): No
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):267 x 187 x 80 / 267 x 80 x 187 / 269 x 206 x 96
F-number (relative aperture):2.41
Lens focal range:2.41 - 2.55
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V / AC 100-240V
Power Supply:255
Power supply type:100 - 240V
Projector picture size (diagonal):64 - 762 cm
Resolution:1440 x 900 / 800 x 600
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), EDTV (480p, 576p), SDTV (480i, 576i) / 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) / WXGA+ (1440 x 900), WXGA (1280 x 800, 1280 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), XGA (1024 x 768), SVGA (800 x 600), VGA (640 x 480)
Video/data systems:WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA; PC, Macintosh, iMac
Weight:5 / 5.1
Weight (imperial):5 / 5.1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:User's guide
Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:31 - 69 / 31.5 - 100 / 31.5 - 69
Noise Level:32 / 33
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
PC Audio in:No / Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


Power Consumption (Standby):5 / 8
Power consumption (typical):225 / 255 / 280


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1 / 2500:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/- 40 / +/-40 / -40/40 / 40 / ±40
Number of Colours:134 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Projection distance:1 - 11.9 / 1 - 12 / 1.0/9.8 / 1/11.9 / 11 / 11.9
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000 / 2400 / 2700
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600) / XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:14.7 - 193.5 / 16.3 - 193.5 / 584.2 - 7620 / 635 - 7620 / 660.4 - 7620
Zoom capability: Yes

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)/3000hour(s)/4000hour(s)
Bulb type:P-VIP/SHP/UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM K1 / SECAM L
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.3 / 2.5