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Benq MW529E Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Featuring a brightness of 3300 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MW529 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors produced by Benq.

Supports 3D

The Benq MW529 supports 3D. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW529 also support 3D.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq MS527 ($329.99) which is cheaper.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this data projector and we think the Ms524A ($299.00), or the TW529 both from Benq is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW529 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think cheaper data projectors such as the Benq MS527 ($329.99) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Ms524A ($299.00), or the TW529 both from Benq.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MW529 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW529. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector.

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all recently released multimedia projectors.

Across similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW529 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW529.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW529 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 28dB and 32dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 28 decibels, the Benq MW529 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MW529 is one of the lighter latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors amongst data projectors of this age. The average weight of latest multimedia projectors is 2.7kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW529 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Ms524A ($299.00), the TW529, or the MX528E all from Benq is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last 12 months do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MW529 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW529 range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. At only 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW529 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW529.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Benq MS527 ($329.99) which is cheaper.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq MW529 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other new similar spec data projectors. The bulb powers of recently released similar spec data projectors range from 3.5W to 240W, and the average bulb power is 180W.

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Very Small Offset

The average offset of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW529 is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 120%. The Benq MW529 has one of the smaller offsets (only 100 percent) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most latest projectors have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq MW529 which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW529

Released Twelve Months Ago

This Benq projector was released twelve months ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW529 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Benq MS527 ($329.99).

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the MX528 ($379.99) (33dB), or the TW529 (33dB) both from Benq.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $63.92
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.64
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p235108, code 1280x800, benq 1280x800, benq p235108p, yes 9hjfd7713, benq 9hjfd7713, yes 9hjfd7713e, code 9hjch7713, benq 9hjch7713, code 9hjfd7713, benq 9hjch7713e, benq projector3, code 9hjfd7713e, benq 9hjfd7713e, code 9hjch7713e, benq projector3d, special 9hjfd7713, listing 9hjfd7713, special 9hjfd7713e, listing 9hjfd7713e
Barcodes 04718755053337, 04718755063305

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