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Benq ES500 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £80.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq has good reviews for its projectors
Supports full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Energy

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the ES500 will cost £81 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 80 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.


Reviews

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,989 expert and user reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the ES500 in April 2017.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq ES500 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq ES500 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Benq ES500 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq ES500 has a fairly typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

There are a number of alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the MS504 (£420.69), or the MX661 both from Benq.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Benq ES500 has a fairly standard noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

There are a number of other 32dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX819ST (£230).

Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the MW820ST (£459.99) (32dB), or the MS524 (£265.21) (32dB) both from Benq.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq ES500 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

At 5,000 hours, the Benq ES500 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector. Data projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 20,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755053788

Benq ES500 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq ES500 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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£ 431.81 £0.00
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21% Bigger Lamp Power
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Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £35.26
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