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Benq MX600
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Benq MX600 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Oct 2013
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The BeQ MX600 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3200 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX600 also features... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 80 out of 100.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors built by Benq have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Benq also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX600 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Benq MX600 had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Delivers both a bright, high-quality data image and surprisingly good video, along with 3D and MHL support”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX600 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX600.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq MX600 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq MS619.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX600 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightness of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq MX768 (£916.61) (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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Very Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX600, the Benq MX600's lamp power in economic mode of 10,000 Watts is one of the brightest. Across all the similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX600 the lamp powers in economic mode range from 3,000W to 10,000W.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The Benq MX600 has one of the higher numbers of colours (1,070 million) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The numbers of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 720M.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years the RMS rated power range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W. At 10 Watts, the Benq MX600 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX600.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Benq MX600 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MX600. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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Narrow

The Benq MX600 is one of the narrower 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX600 (only 287.3 millimeters) amongst data projectors of this age. The average width of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MX600 is 300mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 340mm.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “Only a little more expensive than the BenQ MX522$451.01 at Amazon” yet they gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Benq MX600 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MX600 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX600 is 4,600h. With a lamp service life of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX600 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX600

Running Costs Are Average

The MX600 is typical compared to the other 72 projectors of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MX600 will cost £98 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Benq released the MX600.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX600 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MS502 (£270.88) (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
3D Glasses Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 February 2014

The BenQ MX600 projector offers a 3,200-lumen rating, XGA (1024 by 768) resolution, and a claimed 10,000 hour lamp life...

Bright
High-quality data and video
MHL enabled
Works with Blu-ray for 3D
Lamp life rated at up to 10 000 hours
Although it shows fewer rainbow artifacts than most DLP projectors, it's not entirely rainbow free
21 February 2014

The BenQ MX600 projector is light enough to carry easily, at 5.1 pounds, and delivers both a bright, high-quality data image and surprisingly good video, along with 3D and MHL support...

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.90
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.59
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00041113967668, 00045555917427, 00163121424626, 00168141610592, 00617407467789, 00840046026080, 00971501573914, 08400460260808

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