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Benq MS524 Projector

£291.99
£262.75 £29.24 cheaper than 30 days ago
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £74.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Very low running costs
Good product quality
14 Reviews
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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The MS524 has an average 1 year running cost of only £75 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most economic to run data projectors of this type and age.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Projector expert review site PC Mag scored this projector 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 22 owner reviews the average owner rating of this multimedia projector is 86 out of 100. 6 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,984 owner and expert reviews (including 65 verified purchases), Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £29.24 (10%)

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Low Price

Eight owners concluded that the product was good value for money. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector “Low price” . Adam M. wrote on expert review site Amazon “This makes a good cheap business projector for presentations”. Ben he mentioned on expert website Amazon three years ago “Bargain up-scaling projector”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “It provides good brightness and solid data-image quality”. Louis Allen he mentioned in his review of this projector “Great quality projector for the price”. Ben scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this projector on expert website Amazon “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs”.

Robust

Two people who reviewed it thought it was well made.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MS524 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when this Benq data projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the MS517 (£257.99), or the MX525 (£280.53) both from Benq or the Acer X1273 (£279.99) which all of have better reviews.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Benq MS524 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This data projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

Amongst similar types of data projector the best resolution is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS524 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of their better review scores, the MX525 (£280.53), or the TW526E (£319.98) both from Benq.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS524 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq TW526E (£319.98) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MS524 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also are HD-Ready.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Benq MS524 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 32 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 32dB noise level projectors currently available including the MS517 (£257.99), or the MX819ST (£517.17) both from Benq and both of which have better reviews; or the Benq MW519 which is cheaper.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS524 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS524 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector, the Benq MS524 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 210W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MS524 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012303512128, 00840046030766, 04718755053306, 08400460307664

Benq MS524 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS524 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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