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Benq MX505

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Benq MX505

£289.73
Benq MX505
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A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with good features
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 No Jan 2014
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Benq MX505 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Benq MX505 as follows:
93
Reviews
31 Reviews
74
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of £66 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is a good size and it is fairly priced.
The MX505 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a handheld remote control
Has a built-in speaker
Saving more on power consumption with beq's smarteco technology
Smart eco mode
Eco blank mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode
Audio pass through
Upper lamp door for easy lamp access
Teaching template
Quick installation
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Smaller than average bulb power

Benq MX505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this Benq projector on average 87%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Benq Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,379 user and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers reckoned that the Benq MX505 was compact.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who purchased the Benq MX505 agreed that it was good value for money.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the MX505 is £66 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX505 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MX505 of 33dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 63% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MX505 of 13,000 is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 65% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MX505 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 62% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MX505's service life of lamp of 4,500h is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 48% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX505 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq MX505's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 91% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq MX505 features noise reduction, unlike 98% of projectors which do not feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX505 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hj9s7714e, benq 9hj6f7713e, benq mx505

Barcodes:

00840046028565, 04718755046827, 05053959351544, 08400460285658

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