Benq SX914 vs DELL S520

Benq SX914
DELL S520

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
49% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq SX914 has a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens. That's 2,900 ANSI lumens brighter than the DELL S520 (3,100 ANSI lumens).
Higher maximum horizontal synchronization Edit
The Benq SX914 has a maximum horizontal synchronization of 102kHz, but the DELL S520 is only a unknownkHz maximum horizontal synchronization projector (102kHz lower).
Vastly higher maximum vertical synchronization Edit
The Benq SX914 has a maximum vertical synchronization of 120kHz, however the DELL S520 is only a unknownkHz maximum vertical synchronization projector (120kHz lower).
Bigger lamp power Edit
The Benq SX914 is a 350W lamp power projector. That's 70W bigger than the DELL S520 (280W).
One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Benq SX914 is two, but the DELL S520 only has one HDMI port.
1dB quieter noise level Edit
The Benq SX914 has a noise level of 35dB, however the DELL S520 is a 36dB noise level projector (1dB louder). 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.

7% quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The Benq SX914 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector. That's 2dB quieter than the DELL S520 (32dB).
Lighter Edit
The Benq SX914 has a weight of 6.2kg. That's 2.3kg lighter than the DELL S520 (8.5kg).
11 Reasons For
Vastly bigger matrix size Edit
The DELL S520 has a matrix size of 0.65", however the Benq SX914 is only a unknown" matrix size projector (0.65" smaller).
Vastly bigger uniformity Edit
The DELL S520 is an 85% uniformity projector. That's 85% bigger than the Benq SX914 (85%). Read more

Defines in percentage the harmonious spread of the projection

2,500h longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The DELL S520 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 4,500h, whereas the Benq SX914 is only a 2,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2,500h shorter).
1,500h longer lamp service life Edit
The DELL S520 has a lamp service life of 3,000h, however the Benq SX914 is only a 1,500h lamp service life projector (1,500h shorter).
Vastly bigger offset Edit
The DELL S520 has an offset of 125%, however the Benq SX914 is only a unknown% offset projector (125% smaller).
One more audio in port Edit
The DELL S520 is a two audio in port projector, whereas the Benq SX914 only has one audio in port.
WiFi connectivity Edit
The DELL S520 supports WiFi connectivity, however the Benq SX914 does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Vastly larger internal storage capacity Edit
The DELL S520 has an internal storage capacity of 2GB, however the Benq SX914 is only a unknownGB internal storage capacity projector (2GB smaller).
10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The DELL S520 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Benq SX914 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (10W lower).
89mm narrower Edit
The DELL S520 is a 357mm wide projector, whereas the Benq SX914 is a 446mm wide projector (89mm wider).
£57.69 cheaper to run
Over five years the DELL S520 is £57.69 cheaper to run than the Benq SX914. Read more

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2x shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq SX914 is a 2,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 2,500h shorter than the DELL S520 (4,500h).
1,500h shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq SX914 is a 1,500h lamp service life projector. That's 1,500h shorter than the DELL S520 (3,000h).
Only one audio in port Edit
The number of audio in ports on the Benq SX914 is one, but the DELL S520 only has two audio in ports.
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Benq SX914 does not support WiFi connectivity, however the DELL S520 does. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Does not support HDCP Edit
The Benq SX914 does not support HDCP, but the DELL S520 supports HDCP. Read more

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SX914 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 10W lower than the DELL S520 (20W).
Wider Edit
Benq SX914 is 446mm wide. That's 89mm wider than the DELL S520 (357mm).
Over one year older
The Benq SX914 is older than the DELL S520 by 13 months.
50% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Benq SX914 are £171.94 which is £57.69 more than the DELL S520. Show assumptions.
8 Reasons Against
2,900 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
DELL S520 is only 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SX914 is a 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,900 ANSI lumens brighter).
70W smaller lamp power Edit
The DELL S520 has a lamp power of 280W, whereas the Benq SX914 is a 350W lamp power projector (70W bigger).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The DELL S520 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Benq SX914 only has two HDMI ports.
Louder noise level Edit
The DELL S520 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Benq SX914 (36dB). 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.

2dB louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The DELL S520 has a noise level in economy mode of 32dB, however the Benq SX914 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB quieter).
HDCP Edit
The DELL S520 supports HDCP, but the Benq SX914 does not. Read more

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.

A lot heavier Edit
DELL S520 is 8.5kg heavy, but the Benq SX914 is a 6.2kg heavy projector (2.3kg lighter).
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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 168.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 171.94
Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 114.25

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.85T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 8000:1
 8000:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
Projector Brightness
6,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,100 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Vertical Keystone Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data +/- 20
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 85%
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
 1.6:1
BEST
 1.6:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.517 - 0.759
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 70 - 100
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
2,000h 4,500h
BEST
Lamp Power
350W
BEST
280W
Lamp Service Life
1,500h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 125%
Focal Length Range
21.70 - 34.94 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio input
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio output
D-Sub PC in Port
 D-Sub PC in port
 D-Sub PC in port
Microphone Input
 Microphone input
 Microphone input
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 2
BEST
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB

Performance

Noise Level
35dB
BEST
36dB
Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Noise Level in Economy Mode
30dB
BEST
32dB
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
2 2

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
525W 345W
BEST
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 285W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
6.2kg
BEST
8.5kg
Height
152mm
BEST
231mm
Depth
336mm
BEST
367mm
Width
446mm 357mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Brackets Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting brackets included
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 USB
 AC
 DC
 VGA
 USB
 AC
 DC

Other Features

S-Video Port
 S-Video port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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