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Benq MX850UST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
Designed for disruption-free learning in small-sized classrooms, the MX850UST offers a 81 XGA picture in only 0.74 meters with a 0.4 ultra short-throw ratio. Together with 13000:1 ultra-sharp... More
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10 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all multimedia projectors Benq is one of the better rated brands.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX850UST supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX850UST also support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to look at including the Benq MX522 ($560.13) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The MX850UST has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX850UST also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq MX522 ($560.13) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Big Offset

The offsets of multimedia projectors of this age and type range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of 150 percent, the MX850UST has a very big offset compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX850UST.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the data projectors of a similar type and age to the MX850UST the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the MX850UST has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one built-in speaker, however the MX850UST has two built-in speakers.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX850UST is 190W and the biggest is 310W. With a lamp power of 230 Watts, the Benq MX850UST has one of the bigger lamp power amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. At only 27 decibels, the MX850UST has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX850UST.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The MX850UST does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX850UST also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the MS504 ($308.99), or the MX505 both from Benq.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX850UST, the Benq MX850UST does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX850UST has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX850UST have projector brightness of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the DS325 ($382.27) (2,600 ANSI lumens), or the DX325 (2,600 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The MX850UST has a quite short lamp service life (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MX850UST. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have lamp service lives of between 2,500h and 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The MX850UST has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX850UST. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX850UST range from 1.3kg to 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. The Benq MX850UST is one of the heavier 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago (5.3 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX850UST

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the MX850UST has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX850UST.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including the Benq MX720 ($1,050.51) which has better reviews.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Benq MS502 (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
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
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
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
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
Mounting Brackets Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $80.13
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.00
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mx850u, mx850us, mx850ust, benq mx850, acer mx850, acer mx850u, benq mx850u, benq mx850us, benq p148789, benq p178645, acer mx850us, benq p178645p, acer mx850ust, benq mx850ust, benq p148789p
Barcodes 04718755027871, 04718755037016

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