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Benq MX522 Projector

$560.13
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 32dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $63.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Not reliable
9 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 12 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq data projector is 86 out of 100. 3 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,989 expert and user reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews 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.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers considered that it was easy to carry around. Pcmag.com gave this projector a rating of 8 stars and mentioned “It weighs just 5 pounds 2 ounces, making it easy to carry if you need to; it's bright enough, with a 3,000-lumen rating” in their review of this projector.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Jairo mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Quiet while in use”.


Design

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the Benq MX522 reckoned that it was good looking. Jairo mentioned “The projector is pretty bright does great in a well lit room”.

Good Quality

One person considered that this projector was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Picture Quality Hdmi” in their review of this projector.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX522 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

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Not Reliable

One person mentioned that this projector was not reliable. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Benq MX522 “Long Term Reliability” .


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this projector thought it had good features. Mike mentioned in his review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “Nice image and features for the $$$$$”.


Works With Blu-Ray for 3D

One owner said in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Three years ago Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Works with Blu-ray for 3D” in their review of the Benq MX522 but even so they only rated the product 1 stars.

One person who bought this projector wrote that it had good picture quality.

One person said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Jairo wrote “I was going to return it til i tried the same video on HDMI what a difference it made the colors and shadows were spot on dark” in their review of the Benq MX522.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the Benq MX522 mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Low-Volume Sound System

One person said in their reviews that this projector did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Benq MX522 three years ago “Low-volume sound system” .


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX522 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq MX503, and the Optoma DS330 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX522 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MX522 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq MX819ST ($691.51) (32dB).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX522 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the Benq MX522 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1011 ($806.62).

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MX522 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in April 2017.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX522 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MS619.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the TW526E (3,200 ANSI lumens), the MW526 ($395) (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the MX768 ($1,495) (4,000 ANSI lumens) all from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046028732, 04718755050657, 05054484576075, 05054533882102, 08400460287324

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