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Acer X123PH vs Benq MS524

Acer X123PH vs Benq MS524

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Acer X123PH
Benq MS524

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Reasons For

2 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).
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.

5 Reasons For
Moderately brighter projector brightness Edit
Benq MS524 is 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Acer X123PH is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens dimmer).
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.

Cheaper by £33
The Benq MS524 costs £265.20, whereas the Acer X123PH is £298.05.
2 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£1.11 cheaper to run
Over five years the Benq MS524 only costs £74.20 to run whereas the Acer X123PH costs £75.31 to run (1% more). Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
7% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MS524 (3,200 ANSI lumens).
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.

£33 more expensive
The Acer X123PH is more expensive than the Benq MS524 by £32.85.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Acer X123PH, but 5 shops sell the Benq MS524. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
1% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Acer X123PH costs £75.31 to run which is £1.11 more to run than the Benq MS524. Show assumptions.
3 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).
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.

Older by over one year
The Benq MS524 is 14 months older than the Acer X123PH.

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Date Released

16 months Ago 30 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 75.31
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 75.31
Purchase price £ 298.05
Total cost of ownership £ 373.36
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 70.51
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 74.20
Purchase price £ 265.20
Total cost of ownership £ 339.40
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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.
0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 13000:1
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,000 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
Native Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
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
 Full HD
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
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 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 3
BEST
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
28dB
BEST
32dB
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
 Operating systems supported (Mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
 Operating systems supported (Windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level (economic Mode)
31dB 30dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 23 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

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

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Colour
 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 (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220W
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
 120
 120 - 230
 230
 100
 100 - 240
 120
 120 - 230
 230
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 80 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

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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