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Benq MW526A Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Mar 2016
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Incorporating BeQ's renowned SmartEco lamp saving Technology, the MW526A provides great energy savings while continuing to deliver amazing picture quality through this innovative technology.... More
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Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,084 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors, the Benq MW526A supports 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Benq Ms524A[plb_3423911_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW526A has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq Ms524A[plb_3423911_price] is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW526A has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

The worst resolution across comparable types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW526A is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Very Light

The Benq MW526A is one of the lighter projectors that came out in the last year (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the MW526A the weights range from 1.9kg to 5.5kg.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW526A does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other new similar spec projectors also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Ms524A[pl_3423911_price], the MS517H[pl_3346531_price], or the TW529[pl_3287890_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW526A does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that were released in the last year also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4152NI[plb_3952642_price] is also worth considering.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most latest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq MW526A which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW526A

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MW526A is £91 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 13 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

Released Ten Months Ago

This 13000:1 contrast ratio projector was released ten months ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MW526A has a fairly average projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4152NI[plb_3952642_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens), or the Benq 9H.JCJ77.13W[plb_3740792_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MW526A has a relatively typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW526A.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the MS517H[pl_3346531_price] (33dB), the TW529[pl_3287890_price] (33dB), or the Ms524A[pl_3423911_price] (33dB) all from Benq.

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Specification

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Design
Ceiling Mountable
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Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
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Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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