I worked in a computer retail company before that is an authorized distributor/ service center for Acer. I had given the chance to attend some training and seminars conducted by Acer and learn much of their product offerings. Comparing it with other brand, one good thing I've noticed about ACER is their competitive price considering the innovations, unique design and features of its product from desktop, notebook, projectors to servers.
I really like the glossy black surface, slim compact appearance and stylish design. It weighs just around 2.3kg. With Advanced Acer ColorBoost II technology, this projector really give a satisfying vivid, sharp image output with 2000 ANSI Lumens brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio which projects a crystal clear images from a long distance on a large screen and Native SVGA (800 x 600) resolution. Comes with a detachable remote control with features like Acer ePower Management, Acer eView Management, and Acer eTimer Management. Also features the Acer SmartFormat technology for a less complicated resolution setting. I remember when we first use this projector, we simply plug it in on a laptop and it automatically detects the resolution settings. That means, its completely plug and play.
Acer also boast this power management or power saving feature called Acer EcoProjection technology which cuts of as much as half the power consumption when on standby mode. With up to 4000 hours of lamp life. Another feature is called the Acer InstantPack technology which disables the cooling period thing, so you can immediately unplug and pack it up after turning it off. Other significant features includes Digital zoom and PIN security. Acer projector supports a 2 year carry-in warranty and 90 days warranty on lamp. The package contents are: Power Cable, VGA Cable, Lens Cap, CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide and Security Guarantee Card. Acer Projector uses the so called DLP (Digital Light Processing), a technology developed by Texas Instruments which results a sharper contrast and higher contrast ratio projection. I have seen other projector output before but not as vivid, clear and sharp as this product. You won't definitely fail to notice this. Considering the technology, the innovation, the design and the feature? Acer is definitely a brand to consider. Excellent for either presentation or video viewing.
I specifically recommended this projector in my church and right is now Acer X1160Z has replaced our old overhead projector.
For complete list of features and specs, check out global.acer.com/products/projector/x1160Z.