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Benq MX618ST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jan 2013
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and itproportal.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 70%.

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who purchased the Benq MX618ST mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Image quality suitable for typical business” in their review of this projector. Itproportal.com rated this projector 70 out of 100 and said also three years ago “The BenQ MX618ST is a short-throw data projector in the same family as the BenQ MS616ST, offering a slightly better image quality as befits its higher resolution” in their review of the Benq MX618ST.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag three years ago “It is portable, 3D ready” in their review of the Benq MX618ST.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the Benq MX618ST wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote in their review of the Benq MX618ST “Has a good set of connectivity choices”.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the Benq MX618ST reckoned that it was good value for money. Three years ago Itproportal.com said in their Benq MX618ST review “Decent price”.

Supports 3D

The MX618ST supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MX666[pl_2298355_price], or the MX620[pl_2024732_price] all from Benq.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX618ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the DX346[pl_2212801_price], or the DS330[pl_1878570_price] both from Optoma or the Benq MS502[plb_1385309_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The MX618ST supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX618ST. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX618ST the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The MX618ST is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MX618ST do not support full HD. The MX618ST is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Benq MS512[plb_2290289_price], or the Acer S1283Hne[plb_3202253_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MX618ST does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX618ST also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price].

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The MX618ST has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX618ST. The shortest service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,000h and the longest is 20,000h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX618ST

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the MX618ST is £92 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 79 projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX618ST has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

We compared this projector to all the other 33dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MX850UST[pl_1454745_price], and the MX520[pl_1462832_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX618ST has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price].

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the ES500[pl_3258242_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the MS504[pl_2024728_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq or the Acer X122[plb_2731913_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Projection Distance
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Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
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
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
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Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
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Power Consumption (typical)
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AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
3 September 2013

The BenQ MX618ST's data image quality is no match for the ViewSonic PJD6383s, an XGA short-throw projector that boasted considerably sharper text. The ViewSonic's video, however, had more rainbow...

Short, throw projector
Decent price
Good port selection
Can run presentations from a USB stick
Short throw
Mediocre data and video image quality
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX618ST projector provides portability, a short throw distance, 3D readiness, and image quality suitable for typical business and classroom presentations...

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx618, benq mx618s, benq mx618st, benq 9hj8g7713, benq 9hj8g7713e
Barcodes 00172302796759, 00840046026523, 04718755035685, 04718755039867, 08400460265230

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