ASUS F1 LED Projector Review : Full HD 1200 Lumens

ASUS F1 LED Projector is a portable short throw LED projector that has full HD and with brightness of 1200 lumens. It has autofocus and 2.1 speakers by Harman Kardon technology. It also features Wireless connectivity and wireless remote control.

Unboxing

Box is huge and able to accommodate the projector and it comes with a carry case.

The carrying case can fit the projector and the charge block. It also has space for HDMI cables and mouse.

A small quick start guide to use the projector.

Hardware

From the front we can see the bright 1200 lumen lens and a small camera sensor to be able to make use of the auto focus.

The lens cap comes off too easily but it’s good enough to protect it from dust when not in use.

At the bottom we can see the kickstand with 2 choices of tilt angle. I find it not enough and had to use other means to tilt the angle more. Just make sure the projector is on a flat surface

There is also a tripod thread to mount it on the ceiling.

ventilations on the sides with RGB trims.

At the rear we can find the ports for all connections with support for old VGA and 2 full HDMI ports. There is 1 USB for charging with 2A. This is useful for chromecast dongle.

3.5mm jack for using external speakers.

IR sensor for the remote control which is only located at the rear.

The speakers output comes from the rear sides which look like exhaust.

The F1 projector has a very edgy design as you can see and polished metal finishing feel.

There is no manual focus for this projector and only have to rely on the adjustment keystone.

There is 4 buttons on the top of the projector.

The most important button is the keystone button and the adjustment to get a sharp and focus image.

On/Off button and input source button too.

The remote control is easy to use but you need to aim it at the rear of the projector. The buttons has a lag and you’ll can’t press it too many times as it’s using IR and responses like one.

Usage

Finding a place to use the projector in my home is a quite tough, as this a short throw projector I need an empty space with a table or a side table for it and extension cord for power.

It’s good for when I need a bigger screen to play games and the speaker is located at the rear of the projector, so siting behind the sound is good enough for the room.

Turning on the projector take a little bit of time like about 30 seconds before the output appears on the wall.

Usually projector has a loud operating sound but I don’t hear it much when using it.

Even during game loading times the fan is not too loud and distracting.

The OSD on screen display is simple and easy to navigate and not too many options.

Image Quality

Up to Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels is supported by this projector with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. There is an option for 120 Hz but only at 720p

I find the sharpness of F1 good and accurate with minimal drop of sharpness at the edges. I believe the auto focusing camera sensor helps keep it sharp and crisps.

The brightness is good for a darkened room and still usable during the day time with curtains drawn.

Colour brilliance on the F1 is good for movies and gaming but it has a slight redness for faces but that’s typical for projectors.

Sound Quality

ASUS F1 comes with 2.1 stereo speakers with 3 watt on each side with 8 watt subwoofer. The speakers are made with Harman Kardon audio technology and I can feel it’s bass working with the subwoofer. It’s much better than the speakers on TV.

I find it’s good enough for casual gaming sounds and you can hear the stereo effects even when the speakers are so close together.

Final Thoughts

ASUS F1 projector has proven itself with it’s Full HD LED technology 1200 lumens projector and 2.1 stereo speakers. The stylish projector with high sharpness and depth with image quality good enough for gamers.

ASUS F1 projector

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8.5

Quality

9.0/10

Value

8.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Autofocus lens
  • 2.1 Stereo speakers
  • Image quality

Cons

  • OSD is not that great
  • Could be brighter
  • kickstand limited
  • remote is using IR

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