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Benq MX850UST

Benq MX850UST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,086 owner and expert reviews for Benq multimedia 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.

Supports 3D

The MX850UST supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma DX346, and the Benq MS504 ($308.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Benq MX850UST has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq MX522 ($560.13) which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data 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 similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Big Offset

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX850UST the offsets range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. The Benq MX850UST has a very big offset (150 percent) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX850UST.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Benq MX850UST has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MX850UST. The average RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX850UST is 7.5W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The MX850UST is a two number of built-in speakers data projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX850UST range from 190W to 310W. The Benq MX850UST has a fairly big bulb power (230 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX850UST.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq MX850UST has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 27 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 26dB, the loudest is 38dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq MX850UST does not support full HD.

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MX850UST does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX850UST also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The MX850UST has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq MX850UST has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX850UST. The numbers of colours of data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 730M.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the MX850UST has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX850UST is 4,600h.

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Very Heavy

The MX850UST is one of the heavier 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX850UST (5.3 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The weights of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX850UST

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MX850UST over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the MX850UST has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX850UST.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Benq MS502 (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
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)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
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
Colour of Product
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
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $77.90
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Total running cost over 5 years $80.69
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0.53T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer mx850, benq mx850, benq mx850u, acer mx850u, benq p148789, benq p178645, acer mx850us, benq mx850us, acer mx850ust, benq mx850ust, benq p148789p, benq p178645p
Barcodes 04718755027871, 04718755037016

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