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Benq MX661

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Benq MX661

£952.77
Benq MX661
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A very economical to run and classic moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 No Mar 2013
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Benq MX661 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MX661 number 862 across all projectors.
89
Reviews
7 Reviews
66
Value for Money
Good
72
Features
Good Features
59
Age
4 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of £64 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The MX661 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Projection perfect for every occasion
Power saving, eco friendly
Hassle-Free projector maintenance
Thoughtful designs
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Benq MX661 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 2,379 expert and user reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MX661 is £64, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MX661 in March 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX661 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MX661 of 34dB is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 53% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MX661 of 13,000 is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 37% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MX661 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 26% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX661 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq MX661 of only 3,500h is shorter than 72% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX661 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Benq MX661 of only 210W is smaller than 66% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq MX661 has a carrying case. 82% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq MX661 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX661 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

advanced benq ec9hj8f7733ei, advanced benq 9hj8f7733e

Barcodes:

00132018210789, 00168141610653, 00616268572199, 00748434026844, 00840046027001, 00985913223268, 04718755041228, 08400460270012

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