Benq W1500
Benq W1500
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Benq W1500 5 Star Special Interest Award Highly Rated Best Buy
A multi award winning and fully featured 10000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 33dB Aug 2013
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Benq W1500 Review

22 Reviews + 7 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$99 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding 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 multimedia 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 $99 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The W1500 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq W1500 In-Depth Analysis


Seven Industry Awards

Amongst multimedia projectors, this multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at three expert review sites all liked this data projector. This projector received an "Best Buy" award and it received a "Recommended" award from review website Also, the expert at review site gave this data projector an "Excellent Package" award, confirming their endorsement. gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award, it received an "Special Interest Award" from and it received a "5 Star" award from

The author at one other expert review site said that this multimedia projector was very good. Les gave this data projector a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 21 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 78%.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 2,072 expert and owner reviews (including 270 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically within its projectors range. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

  • In testing this adapter worked well, creating a robust connection and maintaining the image integrity… December 2013
  • A compact build, easy to use… March 2015
  • It has all the essentials built just right… - February 2014

Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed the Benq W1500 concluded that it was good value for money.


Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq W1500 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Benq W1500 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This Benq multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Benq W1500 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,200 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD

The Benq W1500 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq W1500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1500 has a 3D glasses included, as do most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W1500 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors also have a carrying case.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the W1500 is $99, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj9e7718e
Barcodes 00708326845519, 00840046028077, 00840046029814, 04718755037542, 04718755044526, 04718755050459, 08400460280776

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