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Benq I500 Review
|12 Months Old|
|£25 Over 1 Year|
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
Expert Reviews Are Good
This projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.
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.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq i500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Released 12 Months Ago
Benq released the i500 in August 2016.
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.