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on August 20, 2012
I purchased this projector from another retailer, but wanted to share my review on it. This is a high quality Pico projector that is compact, lightweight, and actually bright enough for dim lit rooms. I'm a huge fan of the Asus brand since I've had a long history with their computer components, so I was expecting this product to meet my high quality expectations.

1. Small footprint which makes it easy to carry and travel with the included carrying case. The case is a soft case that has two zippered compartments which both have soft lining inside to protect the lens.
2. The resolution is better than most Pico projectors available and the image quality of text is very good for its 200 ANSI Lumens rating.
3. Easy setup with either the flip up leg to set it on a flat surface or the tripod mount which I have used a few times already.
4. Fast powerup/power down time
5. The ability to use most recent Asus laptop power adapters as a power source if you only want to carry one set of power cables.
6. Keystone adjustment is excellent and easy to use to set a perfect size.
7. Use of LED bulb and lower cost for future replacements.

1. VGA/component video inputs only (Wish it had an HDMI input, but an adapter can always be purchased)
2. No lens cover (I know most Pico projectors do not include one, but it would be nice to have a simple lens cover)
3. Proprietary cable with VGA/Composite Video input (If you lose it, you have to directly purchase one from Asus)
4. The weight of the propreitary input cable could damage the pins through extended use.
5. The power cables do not fit properly in one of the pockets. I wish Asus would have made one of the pockets of the carrying case a little larger to accomodate this. I felt that if they had added one more inch of space, it would fit the video adapter and power cables and power brick properly.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the performance, portability, and quality of this projector. My main reason for deducting it one star is because of the lack of additional inputs. If it had an HDMI input, I would easily give it five stars. The rest of the cons are really just little things that would have made it that much better, so I'm not deducting any stars for them. I plan on traveling more with it for providing training slides and videos. When I'm home, I will be mounting it to a wall mount tripod adapter (type of small wall mount used for mounting IP cameras) to project the image to my ceiling so I could watch movies while lying in bed. With such a small footprint, it really isn't noticeable and is so fast and easy to mount and unmount to take everywhere. I will update this as time goes on and if there are any other things worth noting.
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on March 5, 2014
Really loved this projector when we first got it. Unfortunately, after only a few months of use, we started getting a magenta hue - clear sign of a faulty cable. Problem .... the cable is proprietary, only manufactured for this projector, and no longer in production or available. No worries - the projector is still under warranty, so I can get an RMA replacement, right? Wrong ... ASUS support says their cable, which they manufacture, which is proprietary and specifically designed for this projector, is not covered under the warranty. Really? A cheap, poorly manufactured cable that only works with this projector has now rendered the projector useless, and it's not covered? Awesome. Poor customer service experience. Will not recommend ASUS products to anyone in the future.
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on January 27, 2013
Extremely easy to set up and use for CPR/First Aid training videos and powerpoint demos. Very portable - slips inside my laptop case between training sessions. The picture is very clear and bright enough for a conference room that cannot be fully darkened due to emergency lighting.

It is true that the soft case that comes with the P1 is not large enough to fit both ends of the power supply, but I just store it with the power cords for my laptop.

I love this little projector and have gotten a lot of use out of it in the last 6 months. I am looking for a replacement lamp as I am not sure how long the lamp will last, and I would hate to get caught off guard when I am about to start a training. I have not been able to find a replacement bulb. I will update this review if I do find one.
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on July 11, 2013
I love everything about this projector except that it doesn't do what it says it's supposed to.
Great brightness, short-throw but auto keystone setting ruins the entire projector. When I turn this function off it is instantly turned back on every time I restart the projector. Contacted ASUS (worst technical support I've ever experienced) Couldn't find anyone who had even heard of this projector then I finally found someone who read me the manual over the phone. Misleading manual, misleading product.
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Dear Gabe,

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on June 5, 2013
OK there is no USB port and HDMI port, but otherwise it is bright and simple and does the job really well. A robust little projector at an affordable price.
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on May 30, 2013
I bought this 10 days ago and have had it for a week.
The picture is very good and easily adjusted.
It is small and light like it advertises.
I have used it for presentations and for entertainment and its been great!
30,000 hours of life in the bulb ends up at about 3 and half years strait of life.
Oh and the Image gets a a lot bigger and is still clear. I wanted to know size specs before I bought it because they kept advertising the short throw, and I don't need a small picture but a medium picture.It gets 80 inches and bigger across.

Although I haven't experienced any I can only say that it is simple
and does not have a ton of bells and whistles. but it is a lot cheaper than most of the others and it simply works for what I need it for which is presenting.

Over all buy it! its great for movies too just use external speakers!
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on March 6, 2014
I am a teacher that travels to different buildings during the school day and was in need of something that was portable and easy to set up. This little projector does a good job meeting those needs.

The projector itself is very small. About the size of a CD case and a couple of inches thick. It comes with a vinyl case that would be great except that the power cord and block are substantial. Combine that with the adaptor cord and it is hard to get it all into the case. The projector has a height adjustment but only one. It would be nice to have a better ability to adjust the height.

The functionality of the unit works great. It does a great job in a dark room and a good job in a dimly lit room. Presenting in room with windows or full lights will be a challenge. The picture is clear and the colors are bright. The focus is right on the lens so a quick adjustment is easy. You do have to make sure you are lined up straight otherwise the picture is angled funky. One really neat feature is the auto adjust on the keystone. Depending on the height, the keystone adjusts automatically which is very nice and works great. I would suggest setting up the projector about 4 feet from your screen or wall and you will get about a 50" display. And a display that will work well. You can get a larger display area but that's when you will need to start considering adjustments to your lighting.

If you are looking for a quality portable projector this unit will not disappoint. While it may not do as good of a job as it's larger competitors, it is great when portability is of the utmost importance.
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on September 9, 2013
Excellent projector. The only challenge is that it needs a fairly dark room to show a good image. I use it for work and to project movies in the backyard on summer nights.
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on October 6, 2012
This is perfect for business travel, when you need basic PPT projection, but don't want to take up tons of luggage space.
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on August 17, 2013
Delivers as promised. Very small, easy to take anywhere. The only drawback is that it (like ALL pico projectors) is not as bright as the bigger models. But that is the tradeoff you make - size vs. illumination. It still more than does the job, is simple to use and offers the very convenient/helpful "lift." I would recommend it.
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