Benq MU686
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Benq MU686

A good value for money and fully featured 20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Yes 31dB Aug 2016
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Benq MU686 Review

Representing good value for money and with mediocre reviews, we have ranked the Benq MU686 number 311 across all projectors.
Good Features
$92 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 46?

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.
It has running costs of $92 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MU686 In-Depth Analysis


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 ratings. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Average Priced

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

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq MU686 and the United States price of $699.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £897.58 ($897.58).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MU686 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. At only 31 decibels, the Benq MU686 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MU686 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MU686 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MU686 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released 11 Months Ago

Benq released the MU686 in August 2016.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the MU686 will cost $92 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers


00840046034948, 04718755064609

Benq MU686 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MU686 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,989 product attributes, 16,166 projector reviews and 2,306,400 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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