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Benq MW721

£543.79
Benq MW721
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A classic and fully featured moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with moderate running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
33dB 1280 X 800 13000:1 No Apr 2013
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Benq MW721 Review

With excellent features and very good reviews, we have scored the Benq MW721 as follows:
76
Reviews
2 Reviews
62
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Age
4 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£90 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £90 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Benq projector has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
World-Leading smarteco technology for a greener environment
Eco blank mode
SmartEco mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode

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Benq MW721 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 60%. This means that projector experts really don't rate this Benq data projector very highly.

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Very Good Brand

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

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two people said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 66% of projectors, it has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £543.79 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq MW721 and the United Kingdom price of £543.79 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.99 (£1,386.89).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MW721 is £90, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2013.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Data projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Benq MW721's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 33% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MW721 of 33dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MW721's projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 61% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MW721's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 68% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW721 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MW721 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq MW721 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq MW721 has a carrying case. 82% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MW721 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq MW721 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 98% of projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MW721 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Average Bulb Power

The Benq MW721's bulb power of 240W is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 59% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00045555961772, 00617407380521, 00840046024963, 04718755035647, 08400460249636

Benq MW721

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