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Benq MW843UST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Aug 2014
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Designed for disruption-free learning in small-sized classrooms, the MW843UST offers a big screen in short distance with a 0.37 ultra short-throw ratio. Together with 13000:1 ultra-sharp contrast... More
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Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors manufactured by Benq.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq MW843 supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the Benq MW821ST[plb_1521593_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW843, the Benq MW843 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] which has better reviews; or the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price] which is cheaper.

Other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Benq MW821ST[plb_1521593_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MW843 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW843 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MW843 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all projectors of this age and spec.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across similar types of multimedia projector.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW843 is 7.5W. The RMS rated power of the Benq MW843 of 20 Watts is one of the highest amongst multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW843.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MW843 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW843. Most of the similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one number of built-in speakers, however this Benq data projector has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Very Big Offset

The Benq MW843 has a quite big offset (147 percent) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MW843. The offsets of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW843 range from 100% to 160%.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW843 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. The Benq MW843 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MW843.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Benq MW843 has one of the bigger bulb powers (240 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW843 the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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9 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £161.80

The MW843 has increased in price by £161.80 in the last 53 days.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW843 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW843 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW843 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the MW843 is £110 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 78 data projectors of a similar spec and age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW843 is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB. At 36 decibels, the Benq MW843 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW843.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] (33dB and higher rated).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors of this age and spec range from 2,000h to 20,000h. The Benq MW843 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

The lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio projector that was launched more than two years ago is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. When compared to other data projectors of this type and age that we have assessed the weight of, the Benq MW843's weight of 5.4 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we found costs £199 and the most expensive costs £1,836. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive for a multimedia projector of this spec and age.

2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW843

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MW843 has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW843.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Specification

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Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
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Lamps Quantity
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
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
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Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £109.45
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw843, benq mw843u, benq mw843us, generic mw843, visipax mw843, benq mw843ust, generic mw843u, visipax mw843u, generic mw843us, visipax mw843us, visipax prmw843, visipax mw843ust, visipax prmw843u, generic mw843ust, visipax prmw843us, visipax prmw843ust
Barcodes 00062134692384, 00670033437717, 00779184207993, 00840046022266, 04718755053177

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