Close
Benq i500
Benq i500
10 Images + 3 Videos
Share on

Loading image...

49

Overall Score

Benq I500

$749.00
$699.00 $50.00 cheaper than 5 days ago
A cheap to run 100000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector
100000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 30dB Aug 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
shopbenq
i500
$699.00
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
1 Price from 1 Store | $699.00
Get Price Alerts
eBay
i500
$549.99
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
1 Price from 1 Store | $549.99
Get Price Alerts
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Benq I500 Review

With very low running costs but good reviews, we have ranked the Benq i500 number 317 across all projectors.
64
1 Review
54
Average
50
Good Features
94
$20 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Benq, this data projector features some of the latest data projector technology. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only $20 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 3% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports AVI, MPEG and 3 more video formats supported
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $749 to $699 in the last 5 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 84% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
shopbenq $699.00 Go to Store

Benq i500 Video Reviews


Benq I500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Benq projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

View all expert reviews

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,072 expert and owner reviews (including 270 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews. We also found that Benq has very good reviews specifically within its projectors range. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

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

Price Has Gone Down by $50 (7%)

The price has dropped from $749 to $699 in the last 5 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

Chart Hide Chart View full price history

Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Benq i500 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The average noise level of projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

What does "noise level" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports AVI, MPEG and 3 More Video Formats Supported

The Benq i500 has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors. This multimedia projector supports an MPEG video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by projectors. The video formats supported "AVI", "MPG", "MPEG1" and "XVID" are also supported by this projector.

What does "video formats supported" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 500 ANSI lumens, the Benq i500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

What does "projector brightness" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq i500 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

What is full HD? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

What does "supported video modes" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Benq i500 has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

What does "service life of lamp" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq i500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

What is a built-in speaker? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors.

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Age

Released 11 Months Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since August 2016.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The average running cost of the i500 is only $20 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 3% of all 1,756 projectors.

Calculate your own running costs

$38 Cheaper
50% brighter projector brightness
34% longer service life of lamp
Three months older
$220 Cheaper
4% quieter noise level
166 times dimmer projector brightness

Feedback