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Benq MX612

A 5000:1 800 x 600 projector with average reviews
5000:1 SVGA (800x600) No 29dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MX612 Review

With good reviews and low running costs,
64
1 Review
31
Missing Some Features
38
3 Years Old
63
£96 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
34
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £96 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector is missing some features:
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD
Quite dim projector brightness

Benq MX612 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Benq projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from parentesis.com.

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Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,098 user and expert reviews (including 275 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has very good reviews specifically for its data projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Small Bulb Power

Data projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W. When compared to other data projectors that we have assessed, the Benq MX612's bulb power of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MX612 has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX612 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX612 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MX612 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX612 is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors also are 3D-ready.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Benq MX612 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in January 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the MX612 will cost £96 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hj417714e, mx612st
Barcodes 04718755022814
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