Benq MX518
Benq MX518
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Benq MX518

A cheap to run 13000:1 1024 x 768 data projector
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 32dB Feb 2013
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Benq MX518 Review

2 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$66 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

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 projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $66 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MX518 In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and the average expert rating of this projector is 70 out of 100.

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Benq Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 2,072 expert and user reviews (including 270 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who reviewed the Benq MX518 thought it was good value for money.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MX518 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MX518 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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The Benq MX518 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors, the Benq MX518 does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors is 250W. The Benq MX518 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX518 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX518 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since February 2013.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The MX518 is typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MX518 is $66.

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Product Identifiers

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