Benq MS524 vs Benq MX525
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Benq MS524vsBenq MX525

Benq MS524

95

Overall Score

95

Overall Score

Benq MS524

$319.75
$292.74
Our Verdict:
An spectacularly cheap and classic moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with features and breathtakingly low running costs
97
Reviews
61 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
95
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2014
Benq MX525

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Benq MX525

$662.49
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with great features and a reasonable price
93
Reviews
42 Reviews
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Mar 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2015
Benq MS524

95

Overall Score

95

Overall Score

Benq MS524

$319.75
$292.74
Our Verdict:
An spectacularly cheap and classic moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with features and breathtakingly low running costs
97
Reviews
61 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
95
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2014
Benq MX525

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Benq MX525

$662.49
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with great features and a reasonable price
93
Reviews
42 Reviews
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Mar 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2015

Top Prices

Benq MS524 Benq MX525
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Brand New Sealed BENQ MS524 DLP Projector 3300 Lumens 3D Ready HDMI MS524e (Brand new, unopened)
$319.75
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BenQ MS524 SVGA DLP Projector - White (Brand new, unopened)
$612.49
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BenQ DLP Video Projector - SVGA Display, 3200 Lumens, HDMI, 13,000:1 Contrast, 3D-Ready Projector (MS524)
$599.64
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BenQ DLP Video Projector - XGA Display, 3200 Lumens, HDMI, 13,000:1 Contrast, 3D-Ready Projector (MX525)
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$499.99
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BenQ MX525 XGA DLP Projector - White (Brand new, unopened)
$662.49
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Reasons For

Benq MS524 Benq MX525
2 Reasons For
Slightly Quieter Noise Level
The Benq MS524 has a noise level of 32dB, however the Benq MX525 is a 33dB projector (1dB louder).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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$343 Cheaper
The Benq MS524 costs $342.74 less than the Benq MX525.
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Benq MS524 and the Benq MX525 have identical average expert review scores. For both projectors the average expert review score is 70%.
Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Benq MS524 and the Benq MX525 have identical average user review scores. For both projectors the average user review score is 92%.
Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Best
5 stars
34 reviews
4 stars
12 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
25 reviews
4 stars
7 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Benq MS524 than the Benq MX525 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 31.6% recommend the product, based on a total of 57 reviews for the Benq MS524 and 57 reviews for the Benq MS524.

PC Mag Review Score

Benq MS524 Benq MX525
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Business and schools on a tight budget should consider the BenQ MS524 ($359). As a low-resolution data projector with few frills, it provides good brightness and solid data-image quality. This DLP-based projector has an SVGA (800-by-600) native resol...
Low price
Bright
Lightweight
Good lamp life
Can project 3D content
Weak audio
Modest set of connection choices
The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector......
Nov 2014
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The BenQ MX525 data projector ($469) comes in at a low price, but offers good brightness and solid data-image quality. It's a good choice as a budget projector for a classroom or business. The DLP-based MX525%displayPrice% at %seller% has an XGA (1,0...
Bright
Good lamp life
Low price
Can project 3D content
Good text quality
Ample connection choices
Strong audio
Subpar video
Weak audio
Rainbow effect in video
Excessive graininess in some video
The BenQ MX525, a budget XGA-resolution data projector, offers good brightness and solid data-image quality......
Nov 2014

Date Released

Benq MS524 Benq MX525
39 months old 35 months old Best

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq MS524
Benq
MS524
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2
Benq MX525
Benq
MX525
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Noise Level 32dB
BEST
33dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 30dB 28dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Projector Native Resolution
1024 x 768 (XGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
1024 x 768 (XGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio
13000:1
 13000:1
13000:1
 13000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Minimum Vertical Synchronization 23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization 102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization 120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization 15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h 10,000h
Bulb Power 190W 190W
Service Life of Lamp 4,500h 4,500h
 
 
 
Lens System Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Offset 120% 120%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq MS524 Benq MX525
RS-232 Port 1 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 3 3
 
 
 
Storage Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq MS524 Benq MX525
RMS Rated Power 2W 2W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 220W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 220W 220W
Maximum Power Consumption 270W 280W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Weight 1.9kg 1.9kg
Height 95mm 95mm
Depth 222mm 222mm
Width 283mm 283mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq MS524 Benq MX525
Cables Included
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC

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