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Benq MS524

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Benq MS524

£307.89
£239.99 £68 cheaper than 3 days ago
Benq MS524
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A bargain price and classic moderate noise level SVGA projector, with very low running costs and good features
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
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£239.99
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£297.20
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BenQ MS524 SVGA 3200 Lumens HDMI 3D Business Data Projector (Brand new, unopened)
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BENQ 9H.JCF77.13E PROJECTOR MS524 DLP SVGA BENQ [1] (Epitome ProGrade)
£557.32
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
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Benq MS524 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Benq MS524 number 159 in 3D projectors and number 222 across all projectors.
87
Reviews
61 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£54 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has superb user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this projector to others. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of £54 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good picture quality and that it is easy to use.
The MS524 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 3D
Eco blank mode on 30% lamp power
Vibrant, true-to-life colors:
Razor-Sharp clarity with ultra-readability:
After new lamp installed
Timeless image quality:
Blu-ray full HD 3d supported
0.5W in standby mode
Full power on 100% lamp
Quieter than average noise level
No source detected mode
LampSave mode
Normal mode
SmartEco mode
EcoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly beq products are!
Smaller than average bulb power
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £307.89 to £239.99 in the last 3 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Benq MS524 Video Reviews

Benq MS524 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 70% from PC Mag.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this data projector is brilliant based on 60 user reviews. 34 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven customers wrote that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers who bought it said that it had good picture quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners who bought it thought it was quiet.

Benq Has Very Good Projector Reviews

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

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Five customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality.

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £239.99 it is cheaper than 92% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £68 (22%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq MS524 and the United Kingdom price of £239.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $599.64 (£831.76).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MS524 is £54, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since November 2014.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Benq MS524 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MS524 of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 74% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MS524 of 13,000 is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MS524 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 54% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MS524's service life of lamp of 4,500h is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 54% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS524 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS524 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Benq MS524's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 6% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MS524 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS524 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pro series 9hjcf7713e, code 9hjcf7713e, benq 9hjcf7713e

Barcodes:

00012303512128, 00644535505755, 00745734232647, 00765042398828, 00782386096920, 00799198097304, 00799198235881, 00801947314751, 00804067335897, 00804904200661, 00809396057311, 00840046030766, 04544438054175, 04718755053306, 08400460307664

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