Benq MW526 vs Benq MX525

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Benq MW526
Benq MX525

Top Prices

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Amazon US
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
7% bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 203W lamp power projector. That's 13W bigger than the Benq MX525 (190W).
4% bigger offset Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 125% offset projector. That's 5% bigger than the Benq MX525 (120%).
8W lower power consumption (economy mode) Edit
The Benq MW526 has a power consumption (economy mode) of 212W, however the Benq MX525 is a 220W power consumption (in economy mode) projector (8W higher).
$194 cheaper
The Benq MW526 costs $402.74, whereas the Benq MX525 is $596.87.
$4.05 cheaper to run
The Benq MW526 is $4.05 cheaper to run than the Benq MX525 over five years. Read more
5 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Benq MX525 is 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode. That's 4,000h longer than the Benq MW526 (10,000h).
3dB quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MX525 is a 28dB noise level (in economic mode) projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Benq MW526 (28dB).
22% lighter Edit
The Benq MX525 has a weight of 1.9kg. That's 400g lighter than the Benq MW526 (1.9kg).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are marginally better
The Benq MX525 has an average user review score of 91%, however the Benq MW526 has an average rating of 88% (based on 13 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
67% shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 4,000h shorter than the Benq MX525 (10,000h).
10% louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MW526 has a noise level (economic mode) of 31dB. That's 3dB louder than the Benq MX525 (28dB).
Heavier Edit
Benq MW526 is 2.3kg heavy. That's 400g heavier than the Benq MX525 (1.9kg).
Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Benq MW526, however 3 stores sell the Benq MX525. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Benq MW526 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Benq MX525 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 16 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller bulb power Edit
Benq MX525 is only 190W lamp power. That's 13W smaller than the Benq MW526 (190W).
Smaller offset Edit
The Benq MX525 is a 120% offset projector. That's 5% smaller than the Benq MW526 (120%).
A little higher power consumption (economy mode) Edit
The Benq MX525 is a 220W power consumption (in economy mode) projector, whereas the Benq MW526 is a 212W power consumption (in economy mode) projector (8W lower).
$194 more expensive
The Benq MX525 is more expensive than the Benq MW526 by $194.13.
More expensive to run over five years by 6%
The running costs of the Benq MX525 are $67.05 which is $4.05 more than the Benq MW526 over five years. Show assumptions.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

31 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 60.26
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 63.00
Purchase price $ 402.74
Total cost of ownership $ 465.74
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 64.31
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 67.05
Purchase price $ 596.87
Total cost of ownership $ 663.92
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 13000:1
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -40 - 40
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
BEST
 1.2:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.13 - 12.47
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 36 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h 10,000h
BEST
Bulb Power
203W
BEST
190W
Service Life of Lamp
4,500h 4,500h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.49 - 1.79:1
 1.49 - 1.79:1
Offset
125%
BEST
120%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.59 - 2.86 2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 25.6 21 - 23.1

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
33dB 33dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
31dB 28dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 23 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 TUR
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 TUR
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Presentation
 Bright
 3D
 Custom
 Dynamic
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Presentation
 Bright
 3D
 Custom
 Dynamic

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 2W
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
253W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
212W
BEST
220W
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 1500 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.3kg 1.9kg
BEST
Height
111.8mm 95mm
Depth
221.8mm 222mm
Width
302.8mm 283mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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