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Benq ES500 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Nov 2014
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Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly ES500 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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7 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq data projectors and also specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good ratings.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD projection, the Benq ES500 supports Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq ES500 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the Benq MX522 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Benq ES500 has a very long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the ES500. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 3,000h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,100h.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of 5,000 hours, the Benq ES500 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest lamp service life of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ES500 is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h.

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Narrow

The narrowest data projector of a similar spec and age to the ES500 is 260mm wide, the widest is 340mm, and the average width is 300mm. With a width of only 285 millimeters, the Benq ES500 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the ES500.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq ES500 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the ES500 is 2.8kg.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other projectors of this type and age have a built-in speaker, however the Benq ES500 does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq MX522 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the ES500 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq ES500 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq ES500 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the ES500. The average number of colours of projectors of this type and age is 720M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the ES500 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Benq ES500 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq ES500

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the ES500 is £81 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 72 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the ES500 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq ES500 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the ES500.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MX661 is also worth considering.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq ES500 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 32dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq TW519 (£426.97).

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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq ES500 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Storage
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.60
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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