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54

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Benq HC1200

$2,216.02
$830.67 $1,385.35 cheaper than 40 days ago
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
An award winning and good value for money 11000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
11000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 38dB Nov 2014
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Benq HC1200 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Benq HC1200 number 22 across all projectors.
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5 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good
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Good Features
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$97 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great expert reviews but below average user reviews. 50% of buyers recommended this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of $97 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The HC1200 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
1920 x 1080 resolution
Quite loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq HC1200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, examiner.com and projectorcentral.com this data projector has an overall expert rating of 83%.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 2,072 user and expert reviews (including 270 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has very good reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this data projector has an average price compared to other projectors. We checked 618 projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

Price Has Gone Down by $1,385 (63%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq HC1200 and the United States price of $830.67 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £2,213.32 ($2,213.32).

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Features

Has a Carrying Case

The Benq HC1200 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq HC1200 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq HC1200 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 38 decibels, the Benq HC1200 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 310 Watts, the Benq HC1200 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq HC1200 supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Benq HC1200 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors. The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the HC1200 in November 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the HC1200 will cost $97 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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