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Benq MW821ST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Sep 2012
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A wide array of connectivity options plus PointDraw and QDraw interactive features make the MW821ST a complete classroom projector solution. An ultra short-throw ratio, 13000:1 ultra-sharp... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Supports 3D

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago, the MW821ST supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] which has better reviews; or the Benq MW843[plb_2417382_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Benq MW767[plb_1538553_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the MW821ST, the Benq MW821ST has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper data projector such as the Benq MW843[plb_2417382_price] or you might consider a higher scoring data projector such as the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price].

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Benq MW767[plb_1538553_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the MW821ST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). The best resolution of all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW821ST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW821ST.

The worst resolution across comparable types of data projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The MW821ST has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW821ST. Most of the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW821ST only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this Benq multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite High Number of Colours

Projectors that came out more than two years ago have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the Benq MW821ST has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW821ST is 2W and the highest is 20W. The MW821ST has a quite high RMS rated power (10 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW821ST.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 26 decibels, the Benq MW821ST has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MW821ST. Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW821ST the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 38dB.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW821ST does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MW821ST does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Pricey

We think this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of a comparable age and type. We checked 23 projectors of a comparable age and type and they range in price from £199 to £1,836.

Very Small Offset

The offsets of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. The MW821ST has one of the smaller offsets (only 110 percent) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Heavy

Comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW821ST have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the Benq MW821ST is one of the heavier multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MW821ST amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW821ST

Average Running Costs

The MW821ST is typical compared to the other 78 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MW821ST will cost £104 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MW821ST over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The MW821ST has a fairly average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MW821ST.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the MW821ST has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW821ST.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £103.51
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00163120650521, 00840046026479, 08400460264790

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