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Benq MW712
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Benq MW712 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Nov 2012
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Featuring an impressive brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens, a ultra-high contrast ratio of 10000:1 and a WXGA resolution, the MW712 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,080 user and expert reviews for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MW712 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW712 do not support 3D image projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson EX6220.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW712 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW712.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq MW712 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of this spec and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. Across all projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW712 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MW712 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Benq MW712 has one of the quietest noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 28dB to 49dB.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 27 decibels, the Benq MW712 has a very quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW712. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MW712 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW712, the Benq MW712 does not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the NEC NP-M322 ($679.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MW712 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the MW712 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at including the PowerLite 1222 ($695.00), or the 1985WU ($1,888.56) both from Epson or the Benq W1500 which is also higher rated.

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Only One Audio Input

Most projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and three audio inputs, including the Benq MW712 which has one audio input.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW712

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MW712 has a relatively average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW712.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Epson EB-595Wi (3,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

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Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
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Lens System
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Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
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Typical Power Consumption
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AC Input Voltage
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Audio Input
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.21
Electricity cost when on standby $5.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $76.96
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MW712uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.49T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hj5p7713e, benq mw712
Barcodes 00001910140466, 00079531819856, 00840046023430, 08400460234304
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