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Benq MX520

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Benq MX520

$779.29
Benq MX520
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An affordable and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with good features
32dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Benq MX520 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MX520 number 347 across all projectors.
87
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
81
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $60 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 data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a handheld remote control
Smarter power saving for your classroom
World-Leading smarteco technology
Smart eco mode
Eco blank mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Benq MX520 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $779.29 it is cheaper than 62% of projectors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the MX520 is $60 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX520 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Benq MX520 of only 32dB is in the quietest 27% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq MX520 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is dimmer than 69% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX520 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX520 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX520 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq MX520 of 4,500h is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 54% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Benq MX520 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq MX520 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq MX520 of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 69% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MX520 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX520 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mx520

Barcodes:

00001910024780, 00001910772582, 00087108672636, 00100177440385, 00163120536955, 00163120857432, 00168141609954, 00172302796568, 00520116797651, 00755918565676, 00840046024895, 02503900001545, 04718755035708, 08400460248950

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