Benq MX842 vs Sony VPL-SW235

Benq MX842
Sony VPL-SW235

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
30W bigger lamp power Edit
The Benq MX842 has a lamp power of 240WW, whereas the Sony VPL-SW235 is only a 210WW lamp power projector (30W smaller).
20% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq MX842 has an RMS rated power of 20WW, however the Sony VPL-SW235 is only a 16WW RMS rated power projector (4W lower).
One more built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Benq MX842 is two, but the Sony VPL-SW235 only has one built-in speaker.
3 Reasons For
A lot longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has a lamp service life of 6,000hh, whereas the Benq MX842 is only a 3,500hh lamp service life projector (3h shorter).
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony VPL-SW235 is two, but the Benq MX842 only has one USB 2.0 port.
23% lighter Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has a weight of 4.4kgg, however the Benq MX842 is a 5.4kgg heavy projector (1g heavier).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq MX842 has a lamp service life of 3,500hh, however the Sony VPL-SW235 is a 6,000hh lamp service life projector (3h longer).
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Benq MX842 is a one USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-SW235 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
Heavier Edit
Benq MX842 is 5.4kgg heavy, but the Sony VPL-SW235 is a 4.4kgg heavy projector (1g lighter).
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4 Reasons Against
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has a lamp power of 210WW, but the Benq MX842 is a 240WW lamp power projector (30W bigger).
4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has an RMS rated power of 16WW, whereas the Benq MX842 is a 20WW RMS rated power projector (4W higher).
One less built-in speaker Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has one built-in speaker, however the Benq MX842 only has two built-in speakers.
Older by six months
The Sony VPL-SW235 is six months older than the Benq MX842.

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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Vertical Keystone Correction
-15 - 15 +/- 10
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59"
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 Fixed
 Fixed
Supported Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
60 - 300 57 - 103
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
7,000h
BEST
10,000h
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
240W
BEST
210W
Lamp Service Life
3,500h 6,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 0.46:1
 0.46:1
Offset
153% Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,075BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 47 - 93
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 VIE
Preset Mode
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
Other Supported Operating System
 Android
 iOS
 Android
 iOS

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Built-In Speaker
2
BEST
1

Design

Form Factor
 Portable
 Desktop
 Portable
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 White
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
330W 251W
BEST
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Unknown - Click to provide data 219W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 315W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.4kg 4.4kg
BEST
Height
236.9mm 138.7mm
Depth
322.8mm 310mm
Width
339mm 365mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

F-Number / Relative Aperture
2.53 Unknown - Click to provide data
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