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Benq MX520 Review
Why Has it Scored This?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available.
The running costs of this projector of £98 over 1 year are typical compared to the other 77 recently released projectors that we have compared it to.
Benq MX520 In-Depth Analysis
Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews
We checked 2,034 owner and expert reviews (including 71 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector, the Benq MX520 does not support full HD.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq MX520 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX520 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
XGA (1024x768) Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many latest comparable spec multimedia projectors.
Average Noise Level
The Benq MX520 has a pretty typical noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Benq MX520 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors do not have a zoom capability.
The Benq MX520 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.
Has a DVI Port
The Benq MX520 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector which do not have a DVI port.
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
The Benq MX520 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Benq MX520 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
The Benq MX520 has one of the longer service life of lamps (4,500 hours) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was August 2013 when Benq released the MX520.
OK Running Costs
The MX520 has an average running cost of £98 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 77 recently released projectors.
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Benq MX520 Review Sources
To prepare this Benq MX520 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,545 product attributes, 16,109 projector reviews and 2,517,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.