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Benq MW826ST

Benq MW826ST
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
94
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Age
20 Months Old
92
Running Costs
£69 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very cheap and very economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a great spec. It has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D.
1280 X 800 (WXGA) 33dB High 3,400 ANSI Lumens Jul 2017
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Benq MW826ST Price History

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from £704.75 to £593.98 in the last 27 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MW826ST number 45 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
85
Brand Rating
85
Features
95
Value for Money
82
Age
93
Running Costs

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

Benq is an excellent projector brand.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available.
It has running costs of only £69 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 11% of all 1,400+ multimedia projectors that we have calculated running costs for.
This projector has some great features:
High contrast ratio
Multi-Touch & multi- screen drawing
Screen size adjustment
Centralized multiple display management
LAN control compatibility
Sharp details in dark scenes
Optimizing educational investment
Simple and convenient wireless dongle

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

High contrast ratio
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Has a built-in display
Has an Ethernet LAN
Ceiling mountable
Average noise level
Average projector brightness
Average service life of lamp
Only 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution
Smaller than average bulb power
Does not support full HD
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280x800, which is the most frequently found resolution on projectors. §.

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Average Noise Level
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The noise level of the MW826ST of 33dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 58% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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High Contrast Ratio

The MW826ST has a High contrast ratio which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. The worst contrast ratio of all projectors is Very Low and the best is Ultra High. A contrast ratio of between 10,000 and 100,000:1.

A contrast ratio of between 10,000 and 100,000:1.

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Average Projector Brightness
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The projector brightness of the MW826ST of 3,400 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 45% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D
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The MW826ST supports 3D, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp
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The service life of lamp of the MW826ST of 5,000h is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The MW826ST has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The MW826ST has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The MW826ST has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), unlike 86% of projectors which do not have a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL).

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The MW826ST's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 79% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Benq MW826ST does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-in Display

The MW826ST has a built-in display, unlike 95% of projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The MW826ST has an Ethernet LAN. 53% of multimedia projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ceiling Mountable

The MW826ST is ceiling mountable, unlike 58% of projectors which are not ceiling mountable.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A projector with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Benq MW826ST, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This projector is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Age

Benq MW826ST Release Date

July 2017

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When Are Most New Benq Data Projectors Released?

We couldn't see any clear trend in the release dates for new Benq data projectors over the last 3 years.

In September 2018, five new Benq projectors were released making it the biggest month that year for new Benq projector releases. September was also the biggest month in 2017 for new Benq projectors, with 15 new Benq projectors released that month. Five new Benq data projectors were released in March 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Benq data projector releases.

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How Fast Do Benq Projector Prices Drop After Release?

Benq data projectors tend to depreciate faster than most data projectors.

Most data projectors drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Benq multimedia projectors drop in price by 8% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £129 on a typical £1,570 new Benq multimedia projector by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Benq MW826ST Running Costs

The MW826ST is in the cheapest 11% of all 1,400+ projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the MW826ST will cost only £69 over 5 years to run.

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Benq MW826ST Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Software
Windows Operating System Supported
Performance
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Projector
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Colour Depth
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolution
Full HD
Supported Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (Network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
F-Number (Relative Aperture)

Product Identifiers

Barcodes

 00840046036980,  04718755068904

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