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Benq MW523

$613.99
A classic and cheap to run 13000:1 280 x 800 projector
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 32dB Oct 2013
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Benq MW523 Review

With low running costs and very good reviews, we have ranked the Benq MW523 number 527 across all projectors.
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3 Reviews
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Good Features
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$64 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 57?

It has terrific user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%.
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 $64 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The MW523 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MW523 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this projector on average 65 out of 100.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 2,072 owner and expert reviews (including 270 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq 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.


Value For Money

Average Priced

Multimedia projectors range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this data projector has an average price compared to other multimedia projectors.

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Features

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW523 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MW523 has a fairly average noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW523 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors also 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 typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The Benq MW523 has a quite small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW523 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when Benq released the MW523.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The MW523 is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW523 is $64.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00087944331018, 00319763443017, 00840046028756, 04718755047527, 08400460287560

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