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Benq W700+
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Benq W700+ Projector

720p (1280x720) 31dB 2,300 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including, and the average expert rating of this data projector is 77%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this data projector is superb based on 11 owner reviews.

Good Brand

Benq projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq W700+ reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. said “Impressive 3D performance”.

Easy to Use

One Benq W700+ owner who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle. mentioned in their review of this projector three years ago “Very good motion handling”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type which do not have a built-in speaker, the Benq W700+ has a built-in speaker.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include the Optoma HD25[plb_1883129_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Benq W700+ supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], and the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq W700+ supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this Benq multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). Across all projectors that came out more than two years ago the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very Big Offset

The smallest offset of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W700+ is 0.03% and the biggest is 140%. With an offset of 136 percent, the Benq W700+ has one of the biggest offsets amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Benq W700+ is a two audio in port data projector. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and three audio in ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that it was not noisy. mentioned “Fans and colour wheel are noisy” and gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Inferior Picture Quality

One person reckoned that the Benq W700+ did not have good picture quality. said in their review “Limited shadow detail”.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq W700+ does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq W700+ does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Very Small Lamp Power

The lamp power of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W700+ range from 140W to 420W. The Benq W700+ has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of projectors of this spec and age is 1M and the highest is 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq W700+ has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W700+.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq W700+

Running Costs Are Average

The W700+ is typical compared to the other 102 projectors of this type and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W700+ is £91.


Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the W700+ over three years ago.

720p (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq W700+ is 720p (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the Benq W700+ has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq W700+ has a relatively typical projector brightness (2,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W700+.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the 5020UB[pl_1992731_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EH-TW9200[pl_2826896_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Epson.

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Expert Reviews

22 January 2013

It never ceases to amaze us how far your hard earned money will stretch in terms of consumer electronics these days. It seems the life cycle of a new format lasts a matter of months before finding... Read more…

Excellent greyscale outofthebox
Very good motion handling
Impressive 3D performance
Good video processing
Bright images
Lower resolution
Poor blacks
Limited shadow detail
Some noise in the image
Rainbow artefacts
10 September 2011

The BenQ W700 sells at a market operating price of Rs. 52,000. The projector is mainly designed for home use and with a price point as such we get back to the debate of whether one should pick up...

29 November 2011

Gerade einmal 700 Euro sind heute notwendig, um einen flexibel einsetzbaren, ausreichend hellen und überraschend heimkinotauglichen Projektor zu erwerben, der wirklich die komplette Familie...

User Reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2013 by Johnnara
(Verified Purchase)

Well out of the box it is a nice projector the image is crisp but there are many limitations. You cannot really correct the distance throw it is really limited also there is no image correction... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2013 by Tclzy
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector! bright enough even with the light on. easy to set up, great colour, nice look. It's the best projector you can get in this price range. (Buy from amazon warehouse deal, like new... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2012 by SB
(Verified Purchase)

O.M.G !!!! what a machine !! i was blown away with the quality of picture just on a white wall.this is my first projector and iam over the moon with it ,iam running a panasonic blu ray and... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2013 by Amie mcginnigle
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely fantastic, would not go for any other projector, the picture is amazing. We are using it in a domestic home and its spot on. thankyou :)...

Reviewed 7 December 2013 by Mr. A. Wilkinson
(Verified Purchase)

This is a fantastic machine! I've never owned a projector before and the price can vary so greatly on these things, that making a decision on which to chose can be pretty daunting. I believe that... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.69
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq W700+uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00840046022471, 04718755034817

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