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Benq MX522 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 32dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £80.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Good size
9 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this projector on average 80%.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this projector is 86% based on 12 user reviews. 3 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,984 user and expert reviews (including 65 verified purchases), Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The MX522 has an average running cost of £81 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 81 projectors that came out more than two years ago.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “If you're looking for an inexpensive XGA (1,024 by 768) projector, add the BenQ MX522$451.01 at Amazon to your list of possibilities” in their review of this projector. Three years ago expert review site Itreviews.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “If you’re looking for an inexpensive XGA (1,024 by 768) projector, add the BenQ MX522 to your list of possibilities”. Moody Daddy wrote in their Benq MX522 review on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Overall a great value as far as I am concerned”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “It weighs just 5 pounds 2 ounces, making it easy to carry if you need to; it's bright enough, with a 3,000-lumen rating”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since January 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX522 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq MX503 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX522 does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1011 (£617.58) which is also higher rated.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX522 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors to this projector and we think the Benq MS619 (£403) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Benq projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the TW526E (£319.98) (3,200 ANSI lumens), the MW526 (£348.69) (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the MX768 (£916.61) (4,000 ANSI lumens) all from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MX522 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the MS517 (£257.99) (32dB), or the MX819ST (£549.63) (32dB) both from Benq.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX522 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX522 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also are ceiling mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX522 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector is 210W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. The Benq MX522 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 1024x768
Barcodes 00012304878421, 00115971618397, 00132018210758, 00163121424633, 00168141610486, 00804067182460, 00840046028732, 04718755050657, 05054484576075, 05054533882102, 08400460287324

Benq MX522 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX522 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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