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Benq MW851 Projector

$1,175.00
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $83.58 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good picture quality
Easy to use
Average expert reviews
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Reviews

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 1,989 expert and owner reviews (including 66 verified purchases), Benq has good reviews for its data projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

This projector received a score of 67% from expert review website alphr.com.


Design

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it thought it was good quality. Expert review site Alphr.com gave this projector a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of this projector five years ago “Good picture quality and ease of use make this a great ceiling-mounted projector”.


Good Picture Quality

One owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW851 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the MS502, the MX620, and the MW523 ($613.99) all from Benq is also worth considering.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Benq MW851 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the projector brightnesses range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. The Benq MW851 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

Alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might also want to consider include the MX850, or the W770ST both from Benq or the Acer H5370 which has better reviews.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the X122 (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the X133 (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Benq ES500 (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MW851 has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MW851 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW851 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

We compared all the other 33dB noise level projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the MS502, the MS504 ($308.99), and the TW526E all from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MW851 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 230 Watts, the Benq MW851 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector. Similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MW851 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of this age and type is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW851 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

Other multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the MS512, the MW665+, or the MX806 all from Benq which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MW851 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not have a DVI port.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by 46% (46%)

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw851ust

Other Projectors to Consider

Benq MS504 vs Benq MW851

Benq MS504 vs Benq MW851
Benq MS504 Benq MW851
$ 308.99 $1,175.00
$866 Cheaper
3.5kg Lighter
A Lot Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
23% Longer Lamp Service Life
One Less Built-In Speaker
Lower RMS Rated Power
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