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Acer releases a portable LED Projector with the World’s First Auto-Portrait Mode

The Acer C250i is a Full HD portable LED projector designed to project smartphone content

Acer C250i Projector
Acer C250i Projector

Acer announced its C250i portable LED wireless projector with stand-free multi-angle orientation and the world’s first auto-portrait mode to provide users with a way to share smartphone content anytime, anywhere.

The Acer C250i is a super lightweight projector that packs a punch when it comes to multi-angle viewing, resolution, battery life, and overall ease of use.
“Acer continues to show innovation in the projector market with the C250i,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc. “It not only features a creatively designed form factor that allows multi-angle projection without a stand or tripod, but also a unique auto-portrait mode for smartphone content sharing.”

Acer C250i

Unlike other projectors limited to horizontal throws, the C250i supports stand-free multi-angle projection with to its unique twisted roll design. This design saves space while offering users flexibility in projecting their screen onto walls, ceilings, and any surface they desire – without requiring a stand or tripod.

Placed on its side, users can “roll” the projector to find the best angle for viewing content on the wall or ceiling; vertical orientation supports horizontal wall throws and activates the auto-portrait mode. This innovative auto-portrait mode lets users directly project portrait video chatting or live-streaming sessions (on Facebook or Instagram, for example) wirelessly, utilizing the full projection surface without black bars on the side.

Despite its compact size, the C250i supports 1080p imagery and a battery life of up to 5 hours from a single charge. Both Android and iOS users can connect to the C250i wirelessly for an effortless, cable-free experience at home or on the road. The C250i’s LED module offers up to a 30,000-hour lifespan, a wide color gamut that is 100% NTSC-compatible, 300 ANSI lumens brightness, and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio. The C250i also serves as a portable power bank to recharge phones on the go. The projector’s built-in Bluetooth speakers are rated at 5 watts for sound when watching movies or TV shows.

In addition to wireless connectivity, the Acer C250i also features a standard HDMI port for connecting and viewing content on a laptop or desktop computer. USB Type-C and Type-A ports support video-out for smartphones and PCs alike, and is 100% plug and play so no additional software or drivers are needed. The USB Type-A port allows direct multimedia playback from a USB drive for an incredibly sleek and PC-free projection experience.

PL1 Series


In addition to the C250i, Acer also announced the new PL1 series laser projectors, geared for medium-sized exhibition venues, events, tradeshows or meeting rooms. It is designed for 24/7, low-maintenance operation with an LED module that lasts up to 30,000 hours. The PL1 series projectors are ideal for projecting images wirelessly2 in business applications such as advertising, community notice boards, video playback in lobbies and more. For added durability they are IP6X-rated with a sealed optical engine and support 360-degree and portrait projection as well as 4-corner keystone image adjustment. 

CastMaster Touch

The Acer CastMaster Touch is a user-friendly wireless presentation system consisting of elegant stone shaped receivers and transmitters to replace cable installations. It is plug and play with no software needed and can switch signals between presenters in 0.1 seconds. It can be controlled by touch gestures and features a low latency of less than 100ms for responsive images. The CastMaster Touch works seamlessly with the PL1 series in meeting room settings.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer C250i will be available in January 2020 in EMEA starting at EUR 539; in North America starting at USD 489; and in China starting at RMB 3,299.

The Acer PL1520i will be available in November in EMEA starting at EUR 1,499; in North America starting at USD 1,299; and in China starting at RMB 12,999.