Benq MW851
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Benq MW851

A 4 year old 13000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with average features
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MW851 Review

With low running costs and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Benq MW851 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£107 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £107 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

Benq MW851 In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

Based on 2,105 expert and user reviews (including 276 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW851 does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW851 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Benq MW851 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MW851's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MW851 of 33dB is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 37% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since January 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The MW851 is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on fine usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MW851 will cost £107 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 5jj4v05001, benq mw851ustr, brand mw851ust


00520636362537, 00614992115132, 00840046022280, 00840046025632, 04718755029202

34% brighter projector brightness
1h longer service life of lamp
15% cheaper to run
Smaller bulb power
Expert reviews are marginally better
34% brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
50% shorter service life of lamp
Vastly better expert reviews
2h longer service life of lamp
12% cheaper to run
Vastly dimmer projector brightness