Benq MS517
Benq MS517
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Overall Score

Benq MS517 Highly Rated
An award winning and cheap to run 13000:1 800 x 600 projector
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 32dB Nov 2012
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Benq MS517 Review

5 Reviews + 1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$66 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%.
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 $66 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The MS517 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power

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Benq MS517 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this projector was very good. gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC, PC Mag, IT and the average expert rating of this data projector is 75 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

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

Excellent Product Quality

Two people reckoned that the product was good quality.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq MS517 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS517 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MS517 has a relatively average noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS517 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS517 has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MS517 in November 2012.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the MS517 is $66 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 800x600, benq ms517h
Barcodes 00031113572641, 00168141610226, 00840046024949, 04718755035630, 05053973962047, 08400460249490