Acer X123PH vs Benq MS524

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Acer X123PH
Benq MS524

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
10% longer service life of lamp Edit
Acer X123PH is 5,000h lamp service life. That's 500h longer than the Benq MS524 (4,500h).
Full HD Edit
The Acer X123PH supports full HD, but the Benq MS524 does not. 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.

4dB quieter noise level Edit
The Acer X123PH has a noise level of 28dB, whereas the Benq MS524 is a 32dB noise level projector (4dB 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.

£59 cheaper
The Acer X123PH is £59.40 cheaper than the Benq MS524.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £14.91
The Acer X123PH is £14.91 cheaper to run than the Benq MS524 over five years. Read more
8 Reasons For
Hugely brighter projector brightness Edit
Benq MS524 is 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Acer X123PH is only a 300 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,900 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Higher horizontal synchronization (max) Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 102kHz maximum horizontal synchronization projector. That's 2kHz higher than the Acer X123PH (102kHz).
Higher vertical synchronization (max) Edit
Benq MS524 is 120kHz maximum vertical synchronization. That's 119.88kHz higher than the Acer X123PH (120kHz).
A lot longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Acer X123PH is only a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (4,000h shorter).
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Benq MS524 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Acer X123PH only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
A little quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MS524 has a noise level (economic mode) of 30dB, however the Acer X123PH is a 31dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (1dB louder).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker(s), however the Acer X123PH does not. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

600g lighter Edit
Benq MS524 is 1.9kg heavy, but the Acer X123PH is a 2.5kg heavy projector (600g heavier).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Ten times dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 300 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 2,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MS524 (3,200 ANSI lumens).
Marginally lower horizontal synchronization (max) Edit
The Acer X123PH has a horizontal synchronization (max) of 100kHz, however the Benq MS524 is a 102kHz maximum horizontal synchronization projector (2kHz higher).
119.88kHz lower vertical synchronization (max) Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 0.12kHz maximum vertical synchronization projector, whereas the Benq MS524 is a 120kHz maximum vertical synchronization projector (119.88kHz higher).
67% shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Acer X123PH has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,000h. That's 4,000h shorter than the Benq MS524 (10,000h).
Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Acer X123PH is one, but the Benq MS524 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
4% louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
Acer X123PH is 31dB noise level (in economic mode). That's 1dB louder than the Benq MS524 (30dB).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer X123PH does not have a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Benq MS524 does. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

600g heavier Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 2.5kg heavy projector. That's 600g heavier than the Benq MS524 (1.9kg).
7 Reasons Against
12% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MS524 has a service life of lamp of 4,500h, however the Acer X123PH is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Benq MS524 does not support full HD, but the Acer X123PH supports full HD. 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.

Louder noise level Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 32dB noise level projector. That's 4dB 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.

More expensive by £59
The Benq MS524 is £59.40 more expensive than the Acer X123PH.
Not as many stockists
The Benq MS524 is only stocked by 2 stores, however the Acer X123PH is stocked by 7 retailers. 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 six months
The Benq MS524 is six months older than the Acer X123PH.
£14.91 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Benq MS524 costs £90.22 to run which is £14.91 more to run than the Acer X123PH. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

25 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 75.31
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 75.31
Purchase price £ 299.99
Total cost of ownership £ 375.30
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 359.39
Total cost of ownership £ 449.61
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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 (typical)
 13000:1
BEST
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
300 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 40
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -40
Vertical Synchronization (min)
0.02kHz 23kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
100kHz 102kHz
BEST
Vertical Synchronization (max)
0.12kHz 120kHz
BEST
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
15kHz 15kHz
Zoom Ratio
 1.1:1
 1.1:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1 - 11.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Screen Size Compatibility
23 - 300 36 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h 10,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 OSRAM
 OSRAM
Bulb Power
190W 190W
Service Life of Lamp
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 (F-F)
2.41 - 2.55 2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.79 - 23.99 21 - 23.1
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
28dB
BEST
32dB
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level (economic Mode)
31dB 30dB
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
235W 220W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
197W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 270W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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