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Benq I500 Projector

100000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 500 ANSI Lumens Aug 2016
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Wireless Streaming and Supersized Projection in One Simple Device Imagine streaming and projecting life-sized movies and videos on any wall. BeQ i500 LED smart projector comes with all of the... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average multimedia projectors made by Benq have good ratings from owners and experts.

Good Size

One Benq i500 owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned “Add to that a lightweight portable chassis and you've got a potenti” in their Benq i500 review.

Just Released Five Months Ago

This multimedia projector is one of the most recent projectors to be released.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other latest 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors, the Benq i500 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq i500 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector).

This data projector's resolution (1600 x 1200 (UXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the i500.

The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Supports Four Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the Benq i500 is more than most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year. This projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by data projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The video formats supporteds "MPEG1", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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MP3 Audio Formats Supported

This multimedia projector audio formats supported, which is typical of many recently released similar spec multimedia projectors.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Benq i500 is more than most new comparable spec data projectors. This Benq multimedia projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec projectors that have been around for the last year. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this multimedia projector.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq i500 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other latest similar spec multimedia projectors which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released in the last 12 months do not support full HD. The Benq i500 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq i500 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the i500 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been around for the last year the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,600 ANSI lumens. At only 500 ANSI lumens, the Benq i500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other newly released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq i500

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the Benq i500 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the i500.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

9 October 2016

THE BENQ I500 isn't the only Sub-$1000 Portable on the Market but it is Unique in its Offering of an LED Light-engine and a Smart Interface to Pull In Streamed Content From the Internet. At $749...

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Electricity cost when switched on $18.05
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Total running cost over 5 years $18.05
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.12 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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