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Benq MW721 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Mar 2013
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The BeQ MW721 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring WXGA resolution with 3500 ANSI lumens and 13,000:1 high contrast ratio, the MW721 also offers... More
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13 Reasons For

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings as do all data projectors built by Benq.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Benq MW721 owners concluded that the Benq MW721 had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq MW721 reviewers who purchased the Benq MW721 reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “It offers good data image quality and usable video”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Provides good data image quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “It is 3D ready” although they scored it 60 out of 100. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com four years ago “3D capable” in their review of this projector.

Good Connectivity

Several Benq MW721 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said “Has a decent range of connectivity choices, though it lacks a USB type A port for connecting to a USB thu”.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW721, the Benq MW721 supports 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq ES500[plb_3258242_price], or the Optoma DX346[plb_2212801_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW721, the Benq MW721 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the MX723[pl_2818905_price], or the MX522[pl_2029720_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the MW721 the projector brightnesss range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. The Benq MW721 has a fairly bright projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX720[plb_1477160_price], or the Acer P1276[plb_1563560_price].

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the MX723[pl_2818905_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens), or the MW769[pl_2298075_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens) both from Benq which is also higher rated.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MW721 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW721.

Amongst comparable types of data projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW721 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors of this age and spec. This data projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector compared to most of the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW721 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW721 range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. With a bulb power of 240 Watts, the Benq MW721 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector has an overall expert rating of 60%. That puts this Benq projector in the bottom 12% of all the projectors of a similar age and type.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW721 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW721 also do not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the MS504[pl_2024728_price], or the MX505[pl_2024730_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MW721 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MW721 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MW721 is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MW721 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Heavy

At 2.9 kilograms, the Benq MW721 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MW721. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq MW721 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW721 is 6,100h.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq MW721 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) (30 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW721. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MW721 is 26dB and the loudest is 38dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW721

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

The Benq MW721 has a relatively average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MW851UST[pl_1517049_price], or the MX850UST[pl_1454745_price] all from Benq which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

28 September 2013

The BenQ MW721 is portable yet bright, and provides good data image quality...

Bright
Good data image quality
Portable
Loud audio
3D capable
Lacks port for USB thumb drive
Wi-Fi unavailable, even as an option
26 September 2013

The BenQ MW721 is portable yet bright, and provides good data image quality...

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Total running cost over 5 years $94.75
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00045555961772, 00617407380521, 00840046024963, 04718755035647, 08400460249636
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