Aug 06 2015

Product Review: Acer S1385WHne DLP Projector Lights Up Class

Display 3D and high-definition content in almost any higher ed classroom setting, connecting from almost any mobile device.

The Acer S1385WHne can deliver an impressive 100-inch (diagonal) image from a distance of only 3.4 feet, making it ideal for conference rooms or classrooms where longer throws are impractical.

An integrated 20-watt audio system is powerful enough for large classrooms and small auditoriums.

The S1385WHne provides 3,200 lumens of brightness, allowing this projector to display clearly in bright ambient light. A native display of 1280x800 (WXGA) and contrast ratio of 17,000:1 provide a clear, sharp picture at screen sizes up to the maximum diagonal size of 25 feet. Integrated 2X digital zoom allows users to easily resize the display from the included remote. An optional wireless module allows presenters to connect and project wirelessly, reducing setup time and allowing the presenter to move more freely.

Connect It All

The S1385WHne includes a number of features to support mobile projector users. Automatic vertical keystone correction can fix keystone issues up to 40 degrees in either direction, and a rapid-resume feature allows the projector to power up immediately after being shut down. A number of connection options are provided, including VGA, S-Video, composite video, USB and two HDMI ports, one of which supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), which allows powering and controlling mobile devices directly from the projector.

The S1385WHne integrates with the Acer Smart Pen to provide a compelling experience for classroom and conference room interaction. Two collaborators can simultaneously write and draw on the same screen. The Acer Smart Pen can also function as a remote control.

Technology support organizations will appreciate the maintenance and support features that the S1385WHne offers. A top-loading lamp provides easy replacement, and lamp life of 4,000 hours (standard mode), 6,000 hours (ECO mode) and 10,000 hours (Extreme ECO mode) help to keep operating costs at a minimum. Remote monitoring and control over a local network through Crestron RoomView or via dry contacts on the projector allow support organizations to integrate the S1385WHne into their facility monitoring and control systems.


PC3D-ready for DLP 3D content display


Acer Smart Pen-Compatible


Two integrated 10W stereo speakers

Acer S1385WHne Projector

Dimensions: 12.1x3.4x8.3 inches
Weight: 4.41 pounds
Brightness: 3,200 lumens
Resolution: 1280x800 native WXGA

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