Benq MS521
Benq MS521
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Benq MS521

A 4 year old 13000:1 800 x 600 projector with satisfactory reviews and passable features
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 33dB Jan 2014
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Benq MS521 Review

With average reviews and mediocre features,
8 Reviews
Average Features
3 Years Old
£1,709 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has not bad user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 57%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £1,709 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Energy Star certified
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power

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Benq MS521 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this data projector is 45% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT If all the projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this projector is in the bottom 1%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq multimedia projector is 80 out of 100.

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Benq Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

Based on 2,105 user and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS521 has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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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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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MS521 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS521 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MS521's noise level of 33dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MS521 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Benq MS521's bulb power of only 190W is fairly small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 7% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in January 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The MS521 has an average running cost of £1,709 over 1 year based on alright usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 1% of all 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj6l7733e, benq 9hjav7714e, benq ms521p
Barcodes 00840046028695, 02515111301574, 03609740138577, 04718755050640, 05054230146996, 08400460286952

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