The Acer S1386WHN's left side is an open grille, allowing for a large amount of cool room air to enter the projector for cooling.
The front of the Acer S1386WHN houses a large, bulbous lens, IR receiver for the remote control, and part of the hot air exhaust in the left corner. The only adjustable foot is located front and center of this model.
The right side of the Acer S1386WHN houses the remainder of the hot air exhaust, and a grille covering a tunnel that leads to the single 16 Watt speaker.
The rear of the Acer S1386WHN is where all connectors and inputs are located.
The top of the Acer S1386WHN houses the control panel, and a large, easily manipulated lens focus wheel, as well as the door for lamp changes.
The Acer S1386WHN is a short throw projector intended for the business and education market. Measurements are not available for this projector on any published specifications pages or documents, so using my handy-dandy tape measure, I came up with 12.3 inches wide, by 10.0 inches deep, and 4.3 inches high. It weighs in at just 6.83 lbs.
This short throw projector supports front and rear projection, both table-top and ceiling mounted. We use the table-top, front projection method when reviewing projectors, thus the descriptions appearing here will be as if standing in front of the projector while it is sitting on a table.
The front of the projector features a large, bulbous lens that protrudes from the front of the projector, as well as the IR sensor for the remote control, and part of the hot (and I mean HOT) air exhaust on the far left. The left side of the projector continues the hot air exhaust on the front corner, and an audio channel for the single 16.0 W speaker.
The rear of the projector features a healthy amount of inputs and connectors, which we will detail in the next section. The right side of the S1386WHN is almost entirely open as the cool, room air intake. The top of the projector features a large door for accessing the lamp for ease of replacement, as well as the control panel, indicator lights, and lens focus control wheel.