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Benq MX600
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Benq MX600 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
The BeQ MX600 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3200 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX600 also features... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector on average 80%.

Good Brand

We checked 2,084 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the Benq MX600 concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Benq MX600 three years ago “Delivers both a bright, high-quality data image and surprisingly good video, along with 3D and MHL support”.

Supports 3D

The Benq MX600 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX600.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MX600, the Benq MX600 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX600 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX600. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX600 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

With a lamp power (economic mode) of 10,000 Watts, the Benq MX600 has one of the brighter lamp power (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The lamp power (economic mode)s of similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX600 range from 3,000W to 11,000W, and the average lamp power (economic mode) is 6,700W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the MX600 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Benq MX600 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of multimedia projectors of this age and type range from 2W to 20W. The Benq MX600 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (10 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq MX600 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the MX600. The average noise level (economic mode) of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 29dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 38dB.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of Benq MX600 owners wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “Only a little more expensive than the BenQ MX522$451.01 at Amazon” however despite that they gave the Benq MX600 a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX600 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the Optoma DH1011.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MX600 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX600 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX600

Running Costs Are OK

The MX600 is typical compared to the other 78 data projectors of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the MX600 will cost £98 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX600 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the MX600.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the MW724 (£668.19) (3,700 ANSI lumens), or the MW769 (£1,834.12) (4,200 ANSI lumens) both from Benq.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX600 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX600.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
3D Glasses Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 February 2014

The BenQ MX600 projector offers a 3,200-lumen rating, XGA (1024 by 768) resolution, and a claimed 10,000 hour lamp life...

Bright
High-quality data and video
MHL enabled
Works with Blu-ray for 3D
Lamp life rated at up to 10 000 hours
Although it shows fewer rainbow artifacts than most DLP projectors, it's not entirely rainbow free
21 February 2014

The BenQ MX600 projector is light enough to carry easily, at 5.1 pounds, and delivers both a bright, high-quality data image and surprisingly good video, along with 3D and MHL support...

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.90
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.59
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00041113967668, 00045555917427, 00163121424626, 00168141610592, 00617407467789, 00840046026080, 00971501573914, 08400460260808

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