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Benq MX518 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 32dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- Native XGA Resolution (1024x768)- 2800 ANSI Lumens; 13,000:1 Contrast Ratio- SmartEcoTM Power Saving Technology- Up to 6500 Hours Long Lamp Life- Instant Restart & HDMI- Various 3D Format for... More
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BenQ MX518 XGA Projector Review (HD)
BenQ MX518 2800 Lumen XGA DLP Smarteco Projector Quick Review

14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and itproportal.com this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews as do all multimedia projectors manufactured by Benq.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers mentioned that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq MX518 reviewers who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned three years ago “With good brightness, easy portability, data image quality good enough for typical presentations” in their review of this projector. In the same month Itproportal.com wrote in their review of the Benq MX518 “A data image quality suitable for typ” and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

Some Benq MX518 owners who bought the Benq MX518 mentioned that it was well made. Expert website Itproportal.com wrote “All three of the new budget BenQ data projectors are capable of handling the demands of a classroom, providing multiple connection choices, solid data image quality” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX518 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago expert review site Itproportal.com said “They're 3D capable, with eco”.

Easy to Use

One Benq MX518 reviewer thought this projector was easy to handle.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq MX518 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX518 do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MX819ST ($596.99), the Acer X1373 ($318.99), and the Epson EH-TW5100 is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX518 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the X1373 ($318.99), or the P1283 both from Acer or the Benq MX819ST ($596.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX518 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MX518 also have a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider include the X1373 ($318.99), or the P1283 both from Acer or the Benq MX819ST ($596.99) which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Benq MX518 is a two audio in port projector.

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Quite High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Benq MX518 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The lowest number of colours of comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the MX518 is 1M and the highest is 1,100M.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of this spec and age.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MX518 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Data projectors of this age and spec have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 30 decibels, the Benq MX518 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX518

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Benq released the MX518.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MX518 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Other 32dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq MS517.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MX518 has a fairly standard projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX518.

Alternative 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq MS517.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the MW820ST (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the MX819ST ($596.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the TW523 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Benq.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

(2)
17 May 2013

All three of the new budget BenQ data projectors are capable of handling the demands of a classroom, providing multiple connection choices, solid data image quality, and good enough video for...

Very portable
3D ready
Long lamp life and power saving features
Eco-friendly, with long lamp life and power-saving features
Some rainbow effect in video
Feeble audio
Lacks carrying case
15 May 2013

With good brightness, easy portability, data image quality good enough for typical presentations, the BenQ MX518 is a solid choice for a budget educational projector...

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Electricity cost when switched on $60.76
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Total running cost over 5 years $63.61
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046025311, 04718755035746, 05053959180052, 05711045535031

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Benq MX819ST vs Benq MX518

Benq MX819ST vs Benq MX518
Benq MX819ST Benq MX518
$ 596.99
Hugely Higher RMS Rated Power
Newer by Three Months
Moderately Quieter Noise Level in Economy Mode
Slightly Brighter Projector Brightness
One Less Audio in Port
300g Heavier
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