Benq MX522
Benq MX522
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Benq MX522

A classic 13000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with average features and very low running costs
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 32dB Jan 2014
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Benq MX522 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs,
14 Reviews
Average Features
3 Years Old
£81 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of £81 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The MX522 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power

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Benq MX522 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 12 owner reviews this data projector has an overall owner rating of 86%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 2,105 user and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX522 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MX522 of 32dB is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 30% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MX522 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 42% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX522 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Benq MX522's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 7% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MX522 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since January 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The MX522 has an average running cost of £81 over 1 year based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hjaw7713e, benq 1024x768, benq mx522p
Barcodes 00012304878421, 00115971618397, 00132018210758, 00163121424633, 00168141610486, 00804067182460, 00840046028732, 04718755050657, 05054484576075, 05054484882107, 05054533882102, 08400460287324
50W bigger bulb power
1h shorter service life of lamp