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Benq MX618ST
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Benq MX618ST Projector

1300:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Feb 2013
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Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average projectors made by Benq have good ratings from owners and experts.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who purchased the Benq MX618ST mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Image quality suitable for typical business” in their review of this projector. Itproportal.com rated this projector 70 out of 100 and said also three years ago “The BenQ MX618ST is a short-throw data projector in the same family as the BenQ MS616ST, offering a slightly better image quality as befits its higher resolution” in their review of the Benq MX618ST.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag three years ago “It is portable, 3D ready” in their review of the Benq MX618ST.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the Benq MX618ST wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote in their review of the Benq MX618ST “Has a good set of connectivity choices”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of this type and age which do not support 3D image projection, the MX618ST supports 3D image projection.

Alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to consider include the MW870UST, or the SX914 ($1,699.00) both from Benq or the Smart UF75W which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX618ST has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include the CP-S210 ($188.57), or the CP-X250 both from Hitachi or the Sony VPL-EW295 ($1,069.95) 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 frequently supported graphics resolution on similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Offset

With an offset of 120 percent, the MX618ST has one of the bigger offsets amongst data projectors of this age. The average offset of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX618ST is 98%.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 28 decibels, the MX618ST has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. Comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX618ST have noise levels in economy mode of between 22dB and 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX618ST, the Benq MX618ST does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at including the Panasonic PT-FX400U ($1,525.95), the Smart LightRaise 60WI, or the Benq SH963 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MX618ST does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the DELL M900HD ($410.00), the Gigabyte BRIX Projector, or the Epson EH-TW6600 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One HDMI Port

The MX618ST is a one HDMI port data projector.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the MX618ST have one audio in port, including the MX618ST which has one audio in port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX618ST

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

The MX618ST has a fairly typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX618ST.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The MX618ST has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the MX618ST has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX618ST.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Benq MW870UST (3,000 ANSI lumens), the 3M X66 (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Smart LightRaise 60WI (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

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3 September 2013

The BenQ MX618ST's data image quality is no match for the ViewSonic PJD6383s, an XGA short-throw projector that boasted considerably sharper text. The ViewSonic's video, however, had more rainbow...

Short, throw projector
Decent price
Good port selection
Can run presentations from a USB stick
Short throw
Mediocre data and video image quality
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX618ST projector provides portability, a short throw distance, 3D readiness, and image quality suitable for typical business and classroom presentations...

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.80
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mx618s, mx618st, benq mx618, benq mx618s, benq mx618st, benq 9hj8g7713, benq 9hj8g7713e
Barcodes 00172302796759, 00840046026523, 04718755035685, 04718755039867, 08400460265230
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