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Benq SW921 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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Combining precise picture quality, stunning brightness, absolute reliability and flexible operation for professional users and installers. Sleekly styled in a streamlined brushed-metallic design,... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Multimedia projector expert review website PC Mag scored this projector 80 out of 100.

Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,086 owner and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its data projectors range.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SW921 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the SW921.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the GT5000, and the X320UST both from Optoma which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Optoma W320UST ($1,265.14) is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Benq SW921 supports 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at including the GT5000, or the X320UST both from Optoma which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma W320UST ($1,265.14).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the SW921 is 37 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 8,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. The Benq SW921 has a quite bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq SW921 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). Across all multimedia projectors of this spec and age the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Benq SW921 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. Projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SW921 have RMS rated powers of between 1.5W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq SW921 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the SW921. This data projector is a two number of built-in speakers projector compared to most of the comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SW921 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Benq SW921 has one of the bigger bulb powers (370 Watts) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that have been around for more than a year the bulb powers range from 50W to 380W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SW921 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the SW921 also do not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the Optoma GT5000 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors of this type and age, the Benq SW921 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Benq SW921 has one of the louder noise levels (36 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the SW921 have noise levels of between 22dB and 39dB.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors of a similar age and spec to the SW921 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,500h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,900h. The service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Benq SW921 of only 2,500 hours is one of the shortest amongst projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SW921 has a very short service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the SW921. The service life of lamps of data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SW921 range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,300h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most projectors of a comparable age and spec to the SW921 have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, including the Benq SW921 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Heavy

The Benq SW921 is one of the heavier projectors of a similar age and type to the SW921 (4.9 kilograms) amongst data projectors of this age. The weights of similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the SW921 range from 9.7g to 18kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq SW921 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) (33 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. Across all the data projectors that were released one year ago the noise level (economic mode)s range from 21dB to 36dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq SW921

Released Over a Year Ago

This Benq projector has been on the market for over a year.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 April 2016

The BenQ SW921 projector can throw a suitably sized, bright image for a medium to large room, with a native WXGA resolution and near-excellent quality for data images...

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Electricity cost when switched on $119.25
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $122.05
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p236651, benq p236651p, benq 9hjdr7715, benq 9hjdr7715e, special 9hjdr7715, special 9hjdr7715e
Barcodes 04718755058011, 05057103007417

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