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Benq MX518

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Benq MX518

Benq MX518
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A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with good features
32dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Feb 2013
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Benq MX518 Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Benq MX518 number 739 in 3D projectors.
81
Reviews
2 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£60 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
Native XGA resolution (1024x768)
2800 ANSI lumens; 13,000:1 contrast ratio
SmartEcoTM power saving technology
Up to 6500 hours long lamp life
Instant restart & HDMI
Various 3d format for entertainment
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Benq MX518 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this projector is 70 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and itproportal.com.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 2,379 expert and owner reviews (including 316 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

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

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The MX518 has an average 5 year running cost of £60 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector was released in February 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX518 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Benq MX518 of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 68% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MX518 of 13,000 is pretty average compared to most other data projectors. It is higher than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Benq MX518's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 76% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq MX518 of 4,500h is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 44% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX518 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX518 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 MX518 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq MX518's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 13% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MX518 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX518 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mx518

Barcodes:

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

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