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Benq MX518

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Benq MX518

$741.29
Benq MX518
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A very economical to run and low cost moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector, with great features
32dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Feb 2013
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Benq MX518 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MX518 number 200 across all projectors.
85
Reviews
2 Reviews
91
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Running Costs
$50 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $50 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Benq projector has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Native XGA resolution (1024x768)
2800 ANSI lumens; 13,000:1 contrast ratio
SmartEcoTM power saving technology
Up to 6500 hours long lamp life
Instant restart & HDMI
Various 3d format for entertainment

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Benq MX518 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the MX518 is $50 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX518 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Benq MX518 of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 68% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MX518 of 13,000 is pretty average compared to most other data projectors. It is higher than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Benq MX518's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 76% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq MX518 of 4,500h is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 44% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX518 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX518 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX518 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq MX518's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 13% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MX518 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX518 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mx518

Barcodes:

00071090269080, 00086000558956, 00100177421087, 00115971220088, 00163120591145, 00766150038507, 00840046025311, 04718755035746, 05053959180052, 05711045535031

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