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Benq I500 Projector

100000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 500 ANSI Lumens Aug 2016
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Wireless Streaming and Supersized Projection in One Simple Device Imagine streaming and projecting life-sized movies and videos on any wall. BeQ i500 LED smart projector comes with all of the... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Projectors built by Benq are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Reasonably Priced

One Benq i500 owner who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com said “At $749 it's a Compelling Value”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was lightweight. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned “Add to that a lightweight portable chassis and you've got a potenti” in their review of this projector.

Just Released Six Months Ago

This projector is one of the newest data projectors to be released. This means it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older data projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq i500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the i500 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq i500 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 100000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the i500. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq projector.

This projector's resolution (1600 x 1200 (UXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all data projectors that are a comparable age to the i500.

The worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Supports Four Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the Benq i500 is more than most similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This multimedia projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by recently released projectors. The video formats supporteds "MPEG1", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this projector.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £23.41

In the last 32 days the i500 has increased in price by £23.41.

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq i500 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the i500 which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most latest similar spec projectors do not support full HD. The Benq i500 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio projectors, the Benq i500 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 500 ANSI lumens, the Benq i500 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the i500. Across all the 100000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the i500 the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,600 ANSI lumens.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Benq i500 is more than most similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This data projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the i500. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Benq projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq i500

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the i500 is £25, which is typical compared to the other 5 new comparable spec projectors.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that came out in the last year.

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Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the Benq i500 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

9 October 2016

THE BENQ I500 isn't the only Sub-$1000 Portable on the Market but it is Unique in its Offering of an LED Light-engine and a Smart Interface to Pull In Streamed Content From the Internet. At $749...

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Total running cost over 5 years £24.04
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.12 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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