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Benq ES500
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Benq ES500 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Nov 2014
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Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly ES500 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,085 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ES500 which do not support full HD, the Benq ES500 supports full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Benq ES500 supports 3D. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the ES500 also support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the Benq MX600 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

When compared to other projectors of this type and age that we have checked, the Benq ES500's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,000h and the longest is 10,000h.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Benq ES500 has a fairly long service life of lamp (5,000 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the ES500. The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4,600h.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of projectors that are a similar age to the ES500 is 200W, the highest is 340W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 240W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 200 Watts, the Benq ES500 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Very Light

13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg. The Benq ES500 is fairly light (only 1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ES500.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the ES500 have a built-in speaker(s), however the Benq ES500 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to consider including the DX346, or the DS330 both from Optoma.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq ES500 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the ES500 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

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

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the ES500.

The best resolution amongst similar types of projector is WXGA (1280x800).

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ES500 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq ES500 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq ES500

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the ES500 will cost £81 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 79 projectors of this spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the ES500 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq ES500 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the MX505 (£135.00), or the MS504 (£436.24) both from Benq.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Benq ES500 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ES500.

Alternative 32dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include the TW519, the TW523, or the MX819ST (£536.48) all from Benq which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
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Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Design
Ceiling Mountable
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Weight & Dimensions
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.60
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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