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Benq MW826ST

Benq MW826ST
79
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
69
Value for Money
Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£69 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a built-in display and supports 3D.
Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Has a built-in display
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
£69
OVER 5 YEARS
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Benq MW826ST Price History

Should You Buy it Now?

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 £704.07 to £574.33 in the last 2 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

There is a 88% chance that the price of the Benq MW826ST will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will increase by up to £116 over this period.

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With very low running costs and excellent features, we have ranked the Benq MW826ST number 159 in 3D projectors and number 269 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
80
Brand Rating
88
Features
69
Value for Money
83
Age
93
Running Costs

80

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

Benq is a very good 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At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available.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+ 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 built-in display
Ceiling mountable
Has an Ethernet LAN
Has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
ok noise level
ok projector brightness
ok service life of lamp
Only 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution
Does not support full HD
Smaller than average bulb power
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280x800, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Edit
High Contrast Ratio

The MW826ST has a high contrast ratio of 20000:1 which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a contrast ratio of between 3000:1 and 10000:1. Across all projectors the worst contrast ratio is 1000:1 and lower and the best is 1000000:1 and higher. A high contrast ratio is a ratio of between 10,000:1 and 100,000:1.

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

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The MW826ST's noise level of 33dB is ok compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 42% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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The MW826ST's projector brightness of 3,400 ANSI lumens is ok compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 46% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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

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The MW826ST's service life of lamp of 5,000h is ok compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 57% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The MW826ST has a built-in speaker. 77% of data 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 data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Built-in Display
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The MW826ST has a built-in display. 95% of data projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW826ST does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Ceiling Mountable
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The MW826ST is ceiling mountable. 57% of data projectors are not ceiling mountable.

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

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 740W. The MW826ST's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 82% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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

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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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Value for Money of Similar Projectors

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Age

Benq MW826ST Release Date

July 2017

Newer Projectors Worth Considering

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£566.96
15 months newer
Better Kagoo Score
One more award

76

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£583.98
11 months newer
Newer by 11 months
10% quieter noise level

82

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£586.80
8 months newer
Better brand
Twice as high resolution

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2 months newer
Better brand
Higher resolution

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£556.68
3 months newer
Better Kagoo Score
Higher resolution

79

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£599.00
4 months newer
One more award
Twice as high resolution

When Are Most New Benq Projectors Released?

We couldn't see any obvious trend in the release dates for new Benq 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 multimedia projector releases. Also the biggest month in 2017 for new Benq multimedia projector releases was September, with 15 new Benq multimedia projectors released that month. Five new Benq data projectors were released in March 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Benq multimedia projector releases.

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How Fast Do Benq Data Projector Prices Drop After Release?

Most multimedia projectors drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release, however Benq projectors tend to depreciate faster.

On average Benq multimedia projectors drop in price by 7% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £117 on a typical £1,567 new Benq 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+ data projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MW826ST will cost only £69 over 5 years to run.

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Benq MW826ST Specification

Features
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Software
Windows Operating System Supported
Projector
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Scan Range
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Scan Range
Matrix Size
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
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
Zoom Ratio
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolution
Full HD
Supported Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
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
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
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
RS-232 Port
F-Number (Relative Aperture)

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

9hjge7713e mw826stwxga, benq mw826stwxga, benq 9hjge7713e, benq mw826stdlp

Barcodes

 00840046036980,  04718755068904

Benq MW826ST - Other Projectors Worth Considering

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(3 reviews)
£ 566.96
Better Kagoo Score
One more award
14 months newer

£ 582.97
Better brand
Better Kagoo Score
Higher resolution

£ 565.32
Better brand
15% bigger bulb power
Cheaper to run by £6 over five years

(1 review)
£ 583.98
Newer by 11 months
10% quieter noise level
Full HD

£ 586.80
Better brand
Twice as high resolution
Newer by eight months
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