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Benq MS521

Benq MS521
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A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level SVGA data projector, with good features
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Jan 2014
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Benq MS521 Review

With low running costs and very good reviews, we have ranked the Benq MS521 number 772 in 3D projectors.
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Reviews
8 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£59 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 57%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £59 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 3D
Quieter than average noise level
Saving more on power consumption with beq's smarteco technology
Smart eco mode
LampSave mode
Eco blank mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode
Blu-ray full HD 3d supported
Audio pass through
Upper lamp door for easy lamp access
Quick installation
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Smaller than average bulb power

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Benq MS521 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this projector on average 45 out of 100. This puts this Benq multimedia projector in the bottom 2% of all the projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average owner rating of 80 out of 100 based on 6 owner reviews.

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Benq Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,379 user and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the MS521 is £59 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in January 2014.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Benq MS521 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Benq MS521 of only 32dB is in the quietest 28% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MS521 of 13,000 is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 64% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MS521 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 64% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS521 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MS521's service life of lamp of 4,500h is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is longer than 47% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS521 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS521 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MS521 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq MS521 of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq MS521 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq MS521 has a 3D glasses included, unlike 97% of multimedia projectors which do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Energy Star Certified

The Benq MS521 is Energy Star certified, unlike 99% of projectors which are not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ms521p

Barcodes:

00840046028695, 02515111301574, 03609740138577, 04718755050640, 05054230146996, 08400460286952

Benq MS521

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