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Benq MU686

£667.02
£619.35 £47.67 cheaper than 29 days ago
An average value for money and 1 year old 20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Yes 31dB Aug 2016
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£619.35
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£897.58
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£942.26
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£968.21
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Benq MU686 Review

Released just 11 months ago but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Benq MU686 number 993 across all projectors.
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Good
53
Average Features
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12 Months Old
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£116 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
58
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Benq, this data projector features some of the latest data projector technology. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £116 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp

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 £667.02 to £619.35 in the last 29 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 67% 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.

Benq MU686 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,098 expert and user reviews (including 275 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has very good reviews specifically within its data projectors range. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this projector has an average price compared to other data projectors. We checked 1,099 data projectors and they range in price from £106 to £17,495.

Price Has Gone Down by £48 (7%)

The price has dropped from £667.02 to £619.35 in the last 29 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 MU686 and the United Kingdom price of £619.35 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $699.00 (£910.24).

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Features

Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Benq MU686 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. The best resolution of all data projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MU686 has a fairly typical projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MU686 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Benq MU686 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 31 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The average noise level of data projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Benq MU686 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MU686 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released 12 Months Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since August 2016.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MU686 is £116 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046034948, 04718755064609
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