Benq MW817ST
Benq MW817ST
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Benq MW817ST

A 5 year old 13000:1 280 x 800 data projector with not bad features
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 36dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MW817ST Review

With low running costs and good features, we have scored the Benq MW817ST as follows for Summary.
Good Features
5 Years Old
£96 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £96 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Does not support full HD
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Benq MW817ST In-Depth Analysis


Benq Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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


Has a Carrying Case

The Benq MW817ST has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Average Projector Brightness

The MW817ST's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 42% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the MW817ST of 36dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 64% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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The Benq MW817ST is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The MW817ST does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The MW817ST has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Benq projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Energy Star Certified

The Benq MW817ST is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 99% of data projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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The Benq MW817ST is HD-Ready. 79% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW817ST has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Benq released the MW817ST in July 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the MW817ST is £96 based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mw817st


00840046026202, 00851279430339, 04718755038648

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