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Benq MS524A

£291.99
£255.70 £36.29 cheaper than 31 days ago
A bargain buy 13000:1 800 x 600 projector with satisfactory features and terrific user reviews
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 32dB Nov 2014
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Benq MS524 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MS524 number 110 across all projectors.
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23 Reviews
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
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£75 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
75
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of only £75 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 12% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
The MS524 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
HD-Ready
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

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 £291.99 to £255.70 in the last 31 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
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Benq MS524 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

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

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, MS524 owners rated this data projector 86%. 6 reviewers (84% 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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Very Good Brand

We checked 2,105 expert and user reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers concluded that the Benq MS524 was good value for money.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Three owners who purchased this projector agreed that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £255.70 it is cheaper than 92% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £36 (12%)

The price has dropped from £291.99 to £255.70 in the last 31 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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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 £255.70 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $291.98 (£380.10).

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Features

HD-Ready

The Benq MS524 is HD-Ready. 79% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Benq MS524 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MS524 of 32dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 28% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MS524's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 45% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS524 has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. In addition, this Benq projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq MS524's bulb power of only 190W is fairly small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the MS524 in November 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The MS524 has an average 1 year running cost of only £75 based on fine energy prices, which is in the cheapest 12% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro series 9hjcf7713e, code 9hjcf7713e, benq 9hjcf7713e, benq ms524a, benq ms524e
Barcodes 00012303512128, 00644535505755, 00840046030766, 04718755053306, 08400460307664

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