By Andrew Gould 25 May 2009


If the Acer K10 projector were a boxer, it would certainly be a lightweight, weighing in at just over half a kilo. But is this, the smallest projector from Acer, a lightweight in performance?

Acer bills the K10 as their first PICO projector, but we\'re not really sure. This seems to be more marketing speak than an accurate description, as there are a number of smaller projectors out there. We prefer to call it a micro projector instead, micro being the prefix in the SI system denoting one million whereas pico denotes one trillion. So it’s really an argument about small versus really small.

This micro projector produces about 100 ANSI lumens of brightness and will give you fairly crisp images, up to 60\" (diagonal). The K10 implements the much heralded DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology from Texas Instruments and uses LEDs instead of the older incandescent bulbs. This means that bulb replacement is almost unnecessary as LEDs give you up to 20 000 hours of use.

The K10 also features automatic keystone correction. Keystone correction is what gives you good square projections. We found this to be both a great and not so great feature.  Sometimes, just when you think you\'ve got the projector nicely set up, it \"corrects\" the image over the edge of your projection screen or skews the image. Such corrections become very irritating, but when they work there is a no more rewarding feature.
We like the compact size of this small projector, but we think it\'s just a bit pricey for what is quite a basic product, as far as projectors go.

It weighs just more than half a kilo and it\\\'s and LED projector.
Keystone correction can prove irritating at times.

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