Benq MW526 vs Benq MX525
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Benq MW526vsBenq MX525

Benq MW526

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Benq MW526

$742.14
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and highly rated moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with very good features and very low running costs
96
Reviews
17 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
33dB 1280 X 800 13000:1 Yes Apr 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Apr 2015
Benq MX525

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Benq MX525

$499.99
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with a reasonable price and great features
90
Reviews
42 Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Running Costs
$46 Over 5 Years
80
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 MW526

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Benq MW526

$742.14
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and highly rated moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with very good features and very low running costs
96
Reviews
17 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
33dB 1280 X 800 13000:1 Yes Apr 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Apr 2015
Benq MX525

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Benq MX525

$499.99
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with a reasonable price and great features
90
Reviews
42 Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Running Costs
$46 Over 5 Years
80
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 MW526 Benq MX525
Amazon US
BenQ DLP Video Projector - WXGA Display, 3200 Lumens, 13,000:1 Contrast, HDMI, 3D-Ready Projector (MW526)
$742.14
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eBay
BenQ MW526 WXGA DLP Projector - White (Brand new, unopened)
$937.49
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2 Prices from 2 Stores | $742.14-$937.49
Amazon US
BenQ DLP Video Projector - XGA Display, 3200 Lumens, HDMI, 13,000:1 Contrast, 3D-Ready Projector (MX525)
$499.99
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eBay
BenQ MX525 XGA DLP Projector - White (Brand new, unopened)
$662.49
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eBay
BenQ MX525US MX-525US FULL HD 1080 FULL 3D HD HIGH DEFINITION PROJECTOR (Brand new, unopened)
$2,899.99
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Reasons For

Benq MW526 Benq MX525
3 Reasons For
7% Bigger Bulb Power
The Benq MW526 is a 203W lamp power projector. That's 13W bigger than the Benq MX525 (190W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Full HD
The Benq MW526 supports full HD, however the Benq MX525 does not.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

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$2 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Benq MW526 is $2 cheaper to run than the Benq MX525 over five years.
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$242 Cheaper
The Benq MX525 costs $242.15 less than the Benq MW526.
User Reviews Are Better
The average user review score of the Benq MX525 is 92%, however the average rating of the Benq MW526 is 86% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

Benq MW526 Benq MX525
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Benq MW526 Benq MX525
No reviews found
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 MX525 has better user reviews than the Benq MW526. The average user reviews score for the Benq MX525 is 92% based on 36 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq MW526 is 86% based on 10 reviews.
Benq MW526 Benq MX525
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
2 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

Date Released

Benq MW526 Benq MX525
34 months old Best 35 months old

Key Features

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Full HD

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Best
Yes
No

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 MW526
Benq
MW526
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Benq MX525
Benq
MX525
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Noise Level 33dB 33dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 28dB 28dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Projector Native Resolution
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
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
1.2:1
 1.2:1
1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 6,000h
BEST
10,000h
Bulb Power 203W
BEST
190W
Service Life of Lamp 4,500h 4,500h
 
 
 
Lens System Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Offset 125%
BEST
120%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Colour Modes
sRGB Cinema
Dynamic Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
sRGB Cinema
Dynamic Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq MW526 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 2 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 MW526 Benq MX525
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq MW526 Benq MX525
RMS Rated Power 2W 2W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 253W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 212W
BEST
220W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 280W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Weight 1.9kg 1.9kg
Height 111.8mm 95mm
Depth 221.8mm 222mm
Width 302.8mm 283mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq MW526 Benq MX525
Cables Included
AC VGA
 AC
 VGA
AC VGA
 AC
 VGA

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