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Benq MX518 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 32dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £82.21 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Reasonably priced
Inferior sound quality

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and itproportal.com the average expert rating of this projector is 70%.

Good Brand

We checked 1,989 user and expert reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MX518 is £83, which is typical compared to the other 80 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three people who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. Itproportal.com said “A good price for the resolution” in their review of this projector. Four years ago Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The BenQ MX518 is a solid choice for a budget educational projector” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com also wrote “Respectable brightness; a good price for t” in their review.


Inferior Sound Quality

One owner who reviewed the Benq MX518 reckoned that it did not have good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

Three owners reckoned that the Benq MX518 had good picture quality.

3D Ready

Two customers said in their reviews that the Benq MX518 had a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago Itproportal.com said “3D ready”. Itproportal.com also said “They're 3D capable, with eco” in their review.


Design

Good Product Quality

Three customers considered that the product was good quality. Expert website Itproportal.com wrote in their review of this projector four years ago “A data image quality suitable for typ” . Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “With good brightness, easy portability, data image quality good enough for typical presentations”. Itproportal.com also mentioned “All three of the new budget BenQ data projectors are capable of handling the demands of a classroom, providing multiple connection choices, solid data image quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle.

Robust

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of power usage.


Features

Long Lamp Life and Power Saving Features

Two owners considered that the product had good features. Itproportal.com wrote “Eco-friendly, with long lamp life and power-saving features” in their Benq MX518 review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX518 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Benq MW526 (£353.07), and the Optoma DX346 (£369.00) which has better reviews; or the Benq MX570 (£378.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX518 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the TW526E (£319.98), or the MW820ST (£459.99) both from Benq or the Acer S1283 which is also higher rated.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MX518 is HD-Ready. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Projector

XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX518 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the MW820ST (£459.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the MS504 (£420.67) (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq or the Optoma EX556 (£300.30) (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Benq MX518 has a fairly typical noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX518 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX518 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MX518 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046025311, 04718755035746, 05053959180052, 05711045535031

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