Benq MS521
Benq MS521
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Benq MS521

A fully featured 13000:1 800 x 600 projector
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 33dB Jan 2014
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Benq MS521
BenQ MS521 Blu-ray Full HD 3D HDMI Projector (Brand new, unopened)
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Benq MS521 Review

With average reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Benq MS521 number 374 across all projectors.
8 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$1,354 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

It has good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 57%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $1,354 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 1% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Energy Star certified
Supports full HD
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MS521 In-Depth Analysis


Poor Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 45%. This means that projector experts really don't rate this projector very highly.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 6 owner reviews this projector has an overall owner rating of 80%.

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Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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


Average Noise Level

The Benq MS521 has a relatively average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors is 250W. The Benq MS521 has a quite small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS521 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS521 has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Energy Star Certified

The Benq MS521 is Energy Star certified, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which are not Energy Star certified.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MS521 supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS521 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MS521 in January 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The MS521 is one of the less economic to run projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MS521 is $1,354.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hj6l7733e, benq 9hjav7714e, benq ms521p


00840046028695, 02515111301574, 03609740138577, 04718755050640, 05054230146996, 08400460286952

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