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Small and simple, the Acer C120 LED DLP projector is a no-frills device that, while lacking some of the features of its competition, costs half as much. This projector, which can be found for as little as $229 at Amazon, can be powered by USB alone and has the barest of controls. But sometimes that's all you need.Click to EnlargeMeasuring 4.7 x 3.2 x 1 inches, the C120 is a bit smaller than other mini-projectors such as the ViewSonic PLED W200 (5.1 x 5 x 1.3 inches), and weighs just 6.4 ounces, far lighter than the W200 (14.6 ounces). Still, they're both pretty small and will disappear inside a bag.The C120 is an exercise in minimalism. The top is a glossy black plastic that's a fingerprint magnet. The sides have a number of ridges running horizontally, and the bottom is a matte black. On the left side is a small focusing wheel, and the right has ports for USB 3.0 and power. That's it. There's no on/off button, no menu buttons, nothing. Some may like this less-is-more approach while others lament the lack of features.One thing we wish Acer had included was an adjustable foot. All the C120 has is a small flip-out tab that barely elevates the image. However, given the absence of an anti-keystoning feature, you'll want to keep the C120 level with whatever surface you're projecting onto, anyway.Unlike other portable projectors, the C120 uses USB 3.0, not a VGA port, to connect to a notebook.
While most micro-projector makers these days are trying to fit as many ports for different connectivity sources as possible into their products' tiny frames, Acer took the opposite tack with its C120 Projector ($299.99 list). This pico projector connects via USB - and USB alone - to a computer, emulating whatever's on your computer screen. In that respect it resembles some budget projectors we've seen such as the 15-lumen Ray LiteRay Lite ($159 direct, 3 stars), but the Acer is considerably brighter and easier to set up (though not necessarily to run). The C120 is an LED-based DLP projector with a native WVGA resolution (854 by 480). Its rated brightness is 100 lumens, which puts it among the pocket projector elite. The only other 100-lumen pico projector we've reviewed is the Optoma Pico PK320 Pocket Projector ($450 street, 3 stars). The C120 is a handsome little projector, black (glossy on top) and rectangular with rounded corners. It fits in my pants pocket, but just barely. I weighed it on our postage scale at 6 ounces; adding the power adapter brought the total weight up to just 13 ounces. The focus wheel is on the side, next to the lens, which I find preferable to it being in front of the lens, at least for avoiding obstructing the light path with a stray finger.
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