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Benq MX850 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jan 2014
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Designed for disruption-free learning in small-sized classrooms, the MX850UST offers a 81 XGA picture in only 0.74 meters with a 0.4 ultra short-throw ratio. Together with 13000:1 ultra-sharp... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all data projectors produced by Benq.

Supports 3D

The Benq MX850 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including the Epson EH-TW5100 which has better reviews; or the Benq MX518 which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX850 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX850 also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Benq MX518.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Acer S1283 ($453.51).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on data projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Big Offset

The offsets of projectors of this type and age range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of 150 percent, the Benq MX850 has a very big offset compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Benq MX850 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The RMS rated powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 2W to 20W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MX850 is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the MX850 only have one number of built-in speakers.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Benq MX850 has one of the bigger bulb powers (230 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The bulb powers of projectors of this age and spec range from 190W to 310W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of projectors of a similar age and type to the MX850 is 29dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 38dB. The Benq MX850 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 27 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX850 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX850 also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Benq MX518; or the Epson EH-TW5100.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX850, the Benq MX850 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX850 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MX850. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX850 is 800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq MX850 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years. Projectors of this type and age have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 730M.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MX850 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX850 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. The Benq MX850 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 5,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Heavy

Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg. With a weight of 5.3 kilograms, the Benq MX850 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX850.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX850

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MX850 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX850 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the MX850.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Benq MX518 (32dB and cheaper); or the Epson EH-TW5100 (37dB and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

15 May 2012

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Electricity cost when switched on $77.65
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $80.43
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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