New Acer K520 Hybrid Laser-LED Projector Displays Vibrant Imagery With an Extended Lifecycle

New Acer K520 Hybrid Laser-LED Projector Displays Vibrant Imagery With an 
Extended Lifecycle 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 --  
Editor's Summary: 

--  Excellent choice for commercial users such as educators wanting a low
    maintenance projector with a long life span
--  High brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio
    project crystal clear images
--  Exceptional color fidelity with up to 85 percent color saturation
--  Up to 20,000 hours of lamp life lowers cost of ownership(2)
--  Mercury and halogen-free laser/LED lamp enables up to 90 percent power

Acer America Corp. today announced the Acer K520 hybrid laser-LED
projector for commercial users in the U.S. This new projector
leverages hybrid laser-LED technology that has an exceptionally long
life span, reducing maintenance and lamp replacement costs. It offers
great picture quality, a high contrast ratio and excellent color
saturation, and is ideal for users in education and other commercial
Hybrid laser-LED technology, a system of LED light and lasers,
provides superb color fidelity that far exceeds that of a standard
mercury light projector. Its wide color gamut and up to 85 percent
color saturation NTSC(1) create deep color tones for brilliant,
life-like imagery. It also delivers a high brightness of 2,000 ANSI
lumens (standard) and 1600 ANSI lumens (ECO mode) to project clear
images. Visuals are displayed in the native 4:3 aspect ratio and the
high 100,000:1 contrast ratio produces razor sharp images with deeper
darks and brighter whites, rendering vibrant graphics for slide
presentations, film and video, and making projected text easier to
read. Boasting XGA resolution, this new projector displays the latest
content in vivid detail and can also project up to 300-inch images.  
"The K520 projector is ideal for business meetings and classroom
environments with its long lamp life of 20,000 hours that provides
years of usage with little to no maintenance," said Chris White,
senior director of product marketing, Acer America. "Its instant
on/off capability enables users to power the projector on and off
automatically without having to wait for it to cool down, which saves
time and enables it to be packed immediately after use."  
Acer hybrid projector color technology offers flexible color settings
and a wider color gamut. Users can select the color settings by RGB
(red/green/blue) sequence in three display modes including bright,
standard and movie. This provides more color flexibility than the
color wheel system and dramatically reduces ghost images and rainbow
effects. Leveraging Acer's eColor Boost II+ technology and wall-color
compensation, the Acer(R) K520 makes colors pop on any surface, even
tinted walls. Plus, ColorSafe II prevents color decay, such as the
yellow and green tint displayed by some projectors that have been
used for extended periods of time.  
The Acer(R) K520 supports 3D image output, and when paired with
either Acer 3D or DLP 3D glasses, it can be used to enjoy lifelike 3D
content for educational and commercial demonstrations. It also
provides keystone correction for projecting a rectangular image even
when the projector isn't placed perpendicular to the screen. 
Excellent Connectivity
 The Acer(R) K520 comes with a range of
outputs to provide users with several options for accessing content.
These include analog RGB/component video, composite, S-video, PC
audio and HDMI. With multiple-PC source input, several PCs can be
connected to the projector at the same time, offering more flexible
connectivity with instant switching between devices.  
Intuitive Design, Easy to Use 
 The Acer(R) K520 features a sleek,
intuitive design with a control pad embedded on the sleek gray and
metal surface. An appealing look and feel sports a white and gray
color scheme and rounded contours. It weighs 8.9 pounds and measures
12.6-inches x 9.1-inches x 3.4-inches.   
This hybrid laser-LED projector also comes with Acer SmartFormat
Technology that provides multi-format support for instant projection.
It automatically syncs with wide-format displays without requiring
resolution adjustments from a PC.  
An Instant Resume feature enables the projector to recommence
projection immediately after it has been turned off without requiring
users to wait for it to cool down.  
Eco-Friendly Features Save Power
 Mercury and halogen-free, this
hybrid laser-LED projector is environmentally-friendly and delivers a
long lamp life of 20,000 plus hours,(2) reducing lamp replacement
costs for a lower cost of ownership. To save power and prevent
overheating, it also has an internal mechanism that shifts the
projector into standby mode if an input signal isn't present. Called
Acer ExtremeEco projection, this mode provides up to 90 percent power
savings when compared to bright mode, extending the lifespan of the
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
 The Acer(R) K520 hybrid laser-LED
projector is available now for customers in the United States for a
manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,599.99. It is
backed by a one-year warranty.(3) 
About Acer
 Established in 1976, Acer is an information and
communication technology company dedicated to the research, design,
marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance
people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally
friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones
-- tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience
more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally(4). Acer employs 8,000
people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visit for more information. 
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1) Color gamut is the range of color a display can reproduce and is
commonly expressed as a percentage of NTSC. Although NTSC stands for
National Television System Committee, which developed television
standards for North America, in this instance, the percentage of NTSC
refers to the full range of color that can theoretically be
 2) Lamp life depends on a variety of factors including
brightness and can be maximized via Acer EcoProjection Technology,
which allows the user to customize power-saving configurations. 
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Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. 
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