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Benq i500

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Benq I500

$589.99
$499.00 $91 cheaper than 44 days ago
Benq i500
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A remarkably economical to run and top-rated quiet 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with a stunningly high 100000:1 contrast ratio but representing only middle of the road value for money
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BenQ i500 Portable Home Theater Video Projector Wireless Streaming (Brand new, unopened)
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BenQ i500 Wireless LED Internet Portable Projector  (Brand new, unopened)
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NEW BenQ i500 Wireless DLP Portable LED Smart Video Projector (Brand new, unopened)
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$674.13
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BenQ WXGA Wireless LED Internet Portable Projector ( i500 ), DLP, Short Throw, 75inch @ 3.3ft, Bluetooth Speaker, Smart, Android, 3D, HDMI, USB , MHL, with Build-in Apps (YouTube, Kodi and more)
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Refurbished - BenQ i500 Portable Pocket Short Throw Smart Projector with Bluetooth 500 Lumens (Refurbished)
$429.00
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Refurbished - BenQ i500 Portable Pocket Short Throw Smart Projector with Bluetooth 500 Lumens (Refurbished)
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Used - BenQ WXGA Wireless LED Internet Portable Projector ( i500 ), DLP, Short Throw, 75inch @ 3.3ft, Bluetooth Speaker, Smart, Android, 3D, HDMI, USB , MHL, with Build-in Apps (YouTube, Kodi and more)
$500.00
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Refurbished - BenQ WXGA Wireless LED Internet Portable Projector ( i500 ), DLP, Short Throw, 75inch @ 3.3ft, Bluetooth Speaker, Smart, Android, 3D, HDMI, USB , MHL, with Build-in Apps (YouTube, Kodi and more)
$519.99
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Benq I500 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Benq i500 number 386 across all projectors.
84
Reviews
1 Review
57
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
97
Running Costs
$15 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only $15 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 3% of all 2,067 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Up-Close short throw
Natural and intuitive control
Perfect keystone alignment
Compact portability to fit your style
Music mode
Game mode
Movie mode
Sound that thrills you
Ultra-Realistic content
View entertainment and documents without a PC
Quieter than average noise level
Who needs wires
Photo sharing
Games
Music
Movies and shows
We have the apps
Instantly stream big-screen content without wires
Automatic updates
Does not support full HD
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Benq I500 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Benq i500 of £478.18 ($478.18) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $20.82.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the i500 is only $15, which is in the cheapest 3% of all 2,067 data projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on multimedia projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Benq i500's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 81% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq i500's contrast ratio (typical) of 100,000 is higher than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 5% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq i500 of only 500 ANSI lumens is very dim compared to most other data projectors. It is dimmer than 96% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq i500 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Benq i500's service life of lamp of 20,000h is longer than 93% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq i500 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Supports AVI, MPEG1 and 2 More Video Formats Supported

The Benq i500 has a greater number of supported video formats than most data projectors. The most commonly supported video formats supported is VC-1, but this video formats supported is not supported by this Benq projector. The video formats supported AVI, MPG, MPEG1 and XVID are also supported by this projector.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq i500 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of data projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq i500 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq i500

Barcodes:

00840046033590, 04718755061448

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