Benq MX522
Benq MX522
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Benq MX522

A classic and cheap to run 13000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 32dB Jan 2014
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Benq MX522 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MX522 number 96 across all projectors.
14 Reviews
Very Good
Good Features
$64 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of $64 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The MX522 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Supports full HD
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MX522 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 12 owner reviews this Benq projector has an overall owner rating of 86 out of 100. 3 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Benq Has Very Good Projector Reviews

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

Value For Money

Good Value

We think this data projector represents good value compared to other multimedia projectors. The cheapest multimedia projector that we found costs $149 and the most expensive costs $24,000.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX522 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MX522 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq MX522 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MX522 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do 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 the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX522 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX522 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Benq released the MX522.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The MX522 has an average running cost of $64 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hjaw7713e, benq 1024x768, benq mx522p
Barcodes 00012304878421, 00115971618397, 00132018210758, 00163121424633, 00168141610486, 00804067182460, 00840046028732, 04718755050657, 05054484576075, 05054484882107, 05054533882102, 08400460287324

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