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Benq MX520

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Benq MX520

Benq MX520
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An economical to run and fully featured moderate noise level XGA projector
32dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Benq MX520 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MX520 number 791 in 3D projectors.
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£71 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £71 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,026 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a handheld remote control
Has a built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Smarter power saving for your classroom
World-Leading smarteco technology
Smart eco mode
Eco blank mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode

Benq MX520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 2,342 owner and expert reviews (including 312 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the MX520 will cost £71 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,026 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since August 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX520 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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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 MX520 of only 32dB is quieter than 68% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq MX520 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 74% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX520 has a handheld remote control. 80% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX520 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX520 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq MX520 of 4,500h is pretty average compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 51% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Benq MX520 has a DVI port. 89% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX520 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq MX520 of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 31% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MX520 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of data projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX520 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mx520

Barcodes:

00001910024780, 00001910772582, 00087108672636, 00100177440385, 00163120536955, 00163120857432, 00168141609954, 00172302796568, 00520116797651, 00755918565676, 00840046024895, 02503900001545, 04718755035708, 08400460248950

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