A number of people who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector on expert review site PC Mag “The BenQ MS517%displayPrice% at %seller% is a solid, low-resolution budget data projector geared for classroom use” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned “A brighter alternative to 500-lumen LED projectors for portable use, or an inexpensive option for home use”. Itreviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “The BenQ MS517 is a solid, low-resolution budget data projector geared for classroom use” in their review of this projector however they scored the product 60 out of 100.
A number of Benq MS517 owners agreed that this projector was good value for money. Gadgetreview.com mentioned in their review of the Benq MS517 “The BenQ M 517 is a data projector geared to classrooms that provides solid image quality at low cost” . Expert website Projectorreviews.com mentioned “It is competitively priced with a MSRP of $409.00” in their Benq MS517 review.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this projector “It's bright enough to stand up to a good deal of ambient light”.