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Benq I500

A cheap to run and 1 year old 100000:1 280 x 800 projector
100000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 30dB Aug 2016
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Benq I500 Review

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1 Review
48
Average Features
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12 Months Old
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£25 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Benq, this data projector features some of the latest data projector technology. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £25 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 4% of all 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite quiet noise level
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

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Benq I500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 2,098 expert and user reviews (including 275 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically for its data projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq i500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Benq i500 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the Benq i500 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst data projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq i500 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At only 500 ANSI lumens, the Benq i500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Supports AVI, MPEG and 3 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Benq i500 is more than most multimedia projectors. This Benq data projector supports an MPEG video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors. The video formats supported "AVI", "MPG", "MPEG1" and "XVID" are also supported by this Benq multimedia projector.

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Age

Released 12 Months Ago

Benq released the i500 in August 2016.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The i500 is one of the cheapest to run multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the i500 is only £25.

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