Acer X123PH vs Benq MS514

Acer X123PH
Benq MS514

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A little longer service life of lamp Edit
Acer X123PH is 5,000h lamp service life, but the Benq MS514 is only a 4,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
4% quieter noise level Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 31dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Benq MS514 (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.

Slightly quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
Acer X123PH is 28dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Benq MS514 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB louder).
9 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £14.91
Over five years the Acer X123PH only costs £75.31 to run however the Benq MS514 costs £90.22 to run (20% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
Marginally brighter projector brightness Edit
Benq MS514 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 MS514 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 MS514 is 1.9kg heavy, but the Acer X123PH is a 2.5kg heavy projector (600g heavier).
Cheaper by £41
The Benq MS514 costs £256.78, whereas the Acer X123PH is £298.00.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A bit dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Acer X123PH is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Benq MS514 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer X123PH does not have a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Benq MS514 has a built-in speaker(s). 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, whereas the Benq MS514 is a 1.9kg heavy projector (600g lighter).
More expensive by £41
The Acer X123PH is £41.22 more expensive than the Benq MS514.
6 Reasons Against
12% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MS514 has a service life of lamp of 4,500h, however the Acer X123PH is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
4% louder noise level Edit
The Benq MS514 is a 32dB noise level projector. That's 1dB 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.

A bit louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MS514 has a noise level (economic mode) of 30dB, however the Acer X123PH is a 28dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB quieter).
Not as many stockists
The Benq MS514 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Acer X123PH is stocked by 10 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 seven months
The Benq MS514 is seven months older than the Acer X123PH.
£14.91 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Benq MS514 are £90.22 which is £14.91 more than the Acer X123PH. Show assumptions.

Date Released

23 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 75.31
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 75.31
Purchase price £ 298.00
Total cost of ownership £ 373.31
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 256.78
Total cost of ownership £ 347.00
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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
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
Maximum Analog Resolution
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -40 - 40
Vertical Synchronization (min)
24kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (max)
120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
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
 16:9
 4:3
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 6,000h
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)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
31dB
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)
28dB
BEST
30dB
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
 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
 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)
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
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 White
 White
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
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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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