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Should You Buy a Benq Projector?

Matthew
Updated 11 September 2020
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should you buy a Benq Projector?

Benq is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, digital cameras and camcorders.

We've collated all the key information on Benq projectors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 690+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors to impartially compare each projector brand.

Benq are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $275 for the MS535 which has a noise level of 32dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and go up to $10,000 for the LU951ST which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Benq projector is $1,384.

Benq are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors.

Is Benq the Best Projector Brand?

So are Benq projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Benq is ranked the No. 4 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Benq is the 4th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,577 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
581 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,811 reviews
#4
Taiwan
93%
93%
4,658 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
787 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
87%
87%
986 reviews
#8
83%
83%
171 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
712 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
291 reviews
#12
75%
75%
39 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
344 reviews
#15
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#16
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#17
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#18
Kodak
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
50 reviews
#20
Anker
66%
66%
45 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#24
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
Nebula
64%
64%
18 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Irulu
62%
62%
5 reviews
#31
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#32
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#33
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#37
Maxell
55%
55%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Benq projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Benq Projectors

There's a wide selection of Benq projectors available compared to other projector brands, with over 70 Benq projectors currently on the market in the US. Benq also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Benq projector being 80%.

The average review score for a Benq projector is 80%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Benq projector is $18 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

Benq projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,384
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
Price Distribution of Benq Projectors

What Do the Benq Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Benq projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Benq and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Benq logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
169
4 stars
218
3 stars
50
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Benq logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,682
4 stars
602
3 stars
223
2 stars
157
1 star
231
Benq has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Benq projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Benq projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, nicely designed and robust. Their projectors have also won 120+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Benq projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
61%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
71%
5 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
192 reviews
71%
83 reviews
69%
92 reviews
72%
102 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
427 reviews
78%
265 reviews
80%
216 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Benq Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 129 industry awards for Benq projectors. This means that Benq has more awards for its projectors than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Benq to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Benq has more awards for its projectors than any other brand.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
Other Expert Sites
35
10
33
12
10
Total
129
78
109
43
102

How Reliable Are Benq Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Benq projectors. over 180 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Benq projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think Benq projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Benq projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Benq projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

the BenQ GP10 is certainly built for the comforts of your room
chip.com.my
the BenQ MH733 is sturdy all around
projectorreviews.com
That's not to say the built in ones are bad
videogamesuncovered.com
The BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector is an immensely well made
hitechcentury.com
It is very sturdy feeling
amazon.co.uk
In my case it boiled down to wanting a solidly built reliable projector to primarily play my huge dvd collection through my high end 720p upscaling players
Amazon.com
durable for shipping overseas
Bhphotovideo.com
has a built in 10w speaker
Amazon
No Built in Bluetooth/WiFi
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

My only issues are the shiny (easily scratched) finish
Amazon.com
it is not rugged for a lot of rough travel
Amazon
Either I have a broken projector or somehow found a much better projector for a third of the price
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Benq Projector?

Benq EH600

$899.00
Adorama
Benq EH600
Buy Now
Benq EH600
33dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $899 is the Benq EH600, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports full HD

A fully featured and very economical to run 1080p average noise level multimedia projector, with a reasonable price. It supports 3D, full HD and Wi-Fi and has a built-in speaker.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the EH600 in the US is $899.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Benq Projector?

Benq W2700

$2,190.00
eBay
Benq W2700
Buy Now
Benq W2700
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
30dB
2,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
10,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
245W
LAMP POWER
$71
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Benq projector then the Benq W2700 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $2,190.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (30000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Built-in speaker
Long service life of lamp (10,000h)
Supports 3D

A fully featured and very economical to run quiet high contrast ratio data projector. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
81
Running Costs
$71 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the W2700 in the US is $2,190.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Benq Projector?

Benq MW535A

$320.00
eBay
Benq MW535A
Buy Now
Benq MW535A
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$52
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $320 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Benq MW535A makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A fully featured and sensationally economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports 3D and is ceiling mountable.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the MW535A in the US is $320.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Benq Projector?
Is Benq the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Benq Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Benq Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Benq Projectors?
What is the Best Mid-Range Benq Projector?
What is the Best High End Benq Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Benq Projector?

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