Acer X123PH vs Benq MS514

Acer X123PH
Benq MS514

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A little longer lamp service life Edit
The Acer X123PH has a lamp service life of 5,000h, but the Benq MS514 is only a 4,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
Full HD projection Edit
The Acer X123PH supports Full HD projection, but the Benq MS514 does not support Full HD projection. Read more

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.

4% quieter noise level Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 31dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Benq MS514 (32dB). Read more

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.

Slightly quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
Acer X123PH is 28dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Benq MS514 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB louder).
23 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £14.91
Over five years the Acer X123PH only costs £75.31 to run however the Benq MS514 costs £90.22 to run (20% more). Read more
5 Reasons For
Marginally brighter projector brightness Edit
Benq MS514 is 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Acer X123PH is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens dimmer).
1,070M higher number of colours Edit
The Benq MS514 is a 1,070M colour projector. That's 1,070M higher than the Acer X123PH (1,070M).
Vastly bigger offset Edit
The Benq MS514 has an offset of 120%, however the Acer X123PH is only a unknown% offset projector (120% smaller).
Vastly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq MS514 has an RMS rated power of 2W, however the Acer X123PH is only a unknownW RMS rated power projector (2W lower).
600g lighter Edit
Benq MS514 is 1.9kg heavy, but the Acer X123PH is a 2.5kg heavy projector (600g heavier).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
A bit dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Benq MS514 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).
600g heavier Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 2.5kg heavy projector, whereas the Benq MS514 is a 1.9kg heavy projector (600g lighter).
7 Reasons Against
12% shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq MS514 has a lamp service life of 4,500h, however the Acer X123PH is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
Does not support Full HD projection Edit
The Benq MS514 does not support Full HD projection, but the Acer X123PH supports Full HD projection. Read more

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.

4% louder noise level Edit
The Benq MS514 is a 32dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Acer X123PH (32dB). Read more

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.

A bit louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The Benq MS514 has a noise level in economy mode of 30dB, however the Acer X123PH is a 28dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB quieter).
Not as many stockists
The Benq MS514 is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Acer X123PH is stocked by 25 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Older by seven months
The Benq MS514 is seven months older than the Acer X123PH.
£14.91 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Benq MS514 are £90.22 which is £14.91 more than the Acer X123PH. Show assumptions.

Date Released

21 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 75.31
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 75.31
Purchase price £ 196.30
Total cost of ownership £ 271.61
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 13000:1
 13000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
Maximum Analog Resolution
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -40 - 40
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
24kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.1:1
 1.1:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1 - 11.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
23 - 300 36 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,000h 6,000h
Lamp Type
 OSRAM
 OSRAM
Lamp Power
190W 190W
Lamp Service Life
5,000h
BEST
4,500h

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.1x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 120%
Aperture Range
2.41 - 2.55 2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range
21.79 - 23.99 21 - 23.1
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
BEST
 Full HD projection
Video Colour Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 1
Microphone Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone input
Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
31dB
BEST
32dB
Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level in Economy Mode
28dB
BEST
30dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 23 - 120
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
235W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 220W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.5kg 1.9kg
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 95mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 222mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 283mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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