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Benq MW821ST Projector

£999.99
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £103.51 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq data projectors have good reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

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


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The MW821ST has an average running cost of £104 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 81 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was September 2012 when this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW821ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the MX822ST (£871.34), and the MW843 (£860.59) both from Benq and both of which are cheaper; or the Benq MX768 (£916.61) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector, the MW821ST does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1011 (£617.58) which is also higher rated.

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Price

Not Cheap

The cheapeast data projectors of this type and age that we found costs £230 and the most expensive costs £1,599. We think that this projector looks expensive for a similar spec data projector that was released more than two years ago.


Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The MW821ST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of this type and age is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the MW821ST has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq MX768 (£916.61) (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The MW821ST has a pretty average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Benq MX822ST (£871.34) (40dB) which is also cheaper.

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Features Noise Reduction

The MW821ST features noise reduction. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector also feature noise reduction.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The MW821ST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The MW821ST has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The MW821ST has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The MW821ST does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00163120650521, 00840046026479, 08400460264790

Benq MW821ST Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MW821ST 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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