Benq MX518
Benq MX518
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Benq MX518

An economical to run 13000:1 1024 x 768 projector with moderate reviews and satisfactory features
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 32dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MX518 Review

With low running costs but good reviews,
2 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
£83 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £83 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MX518 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this data projector is 70% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,105 user and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money.


Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq MX518's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 13% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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The Benq MX518 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX518 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Benq MX518 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MX518 of 2,800 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 26% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MX518's noise level of 32dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 28% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX518 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. This Benq data projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in February 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the MX518 is £83 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00071090269080, 00086000558956, 00100177421087, 00115971220088, 00163120591145, 00766150038507, 00840046025311, 04718755035746, 05053959180052, 05711045535031

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