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Benq MX618ST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jan 2013
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good Brand

Benq has good average ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who purchased the Benq MX618ST mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Image quality suitable for typical business” in their review of this projector. Itproportal.com rated this projector 70 out of 100 and said also three years ago “The BenQ MX618ST is a short-throw data projector in the same family as the BenQ MS616ST, offering a slightly better image quality as befits its higher resolution” in their review of the Benq MX618ST.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag three years ago “It is portable, 3D ready” in their review of the Benq MX618ST.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the Benq MX618ST wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote in their review of the Benq MX618ST “Has a good set of connectivity choices”.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MX618ST supports 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think the ES500, and the MS504 ($308.99) both from Benq or the Acer X1373 ($293.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the MX618ST, the MX618ST has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the MX703, or the MW817ST both from Benq which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The Benq MX618ST has one of the higher numbers of colours (1,070 million) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX618ST have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The MX618ST is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX618ST, the MX618ST does not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the MS504 ($308.99), or the MX505 both from Benq or the Optoma DH1011 ($806.62) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MX618ST does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Benq MW817ST is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the MX618ST has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX618ST have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens.

We compared all the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MS517 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the ES500 (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the MS504 ($308.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq or the Acer X123 (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors of this age and type have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the MX618ST has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The MX618ST is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX618ST

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MX618ST over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq MX618ST has a fairly average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the MS502, the MX850UST, or the MX520 all from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
3 September 2013

The BenQ MX618ST's data image quality is no match for the ViewSonic PJD6383s, an XGA short-throw projector that boasted considerably sharper text. The ViewSonic's video, however, had more rainbow...

Short, throw projector
Decent price
Good port selection
Can run presentations from a USB stick
Short throw
Mediocre data and video image quality
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX618ST projector provides portability, a short throw distance, 3D readiness, and image quality suitable for typical business and classroom presentations...

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.58
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.36
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0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx618, benq mx618s, benq mx618st, benq 9hj8g7713, benq 9hj8g7713e
Barcodes 00172302796759, 00840046026523, 04718755035685, 04718755039867, 08400460265230
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