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Benq MX704WI
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Benq MX704WI Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 31dB Feb 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews as do all projectors manufactured by Benq.

Supports 3D

The MX704WI supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX704WI also support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors, the MX704WI has a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year is 3,000 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other newly released 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the MX704WI of 4,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX704WI supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution amongst all comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX704WI.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq MX704WI is more than most latest projectors. This data projector supports a Cinema video colour modes, which is the most frequently supported video colour modes supported by similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The video colour modess "Dynamic", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this projector.

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Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)

The average vertical synchronization (max) of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for the last year is 44kHz, and the vertical synchronization (max)s range from 0.092kHz to 120kHz. With a vertical synchronization (max) of 120 kilohertz, the MX704WI has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX704WI.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors that came out around the same time as the MX704WI range from 31dB to 38dB. At only 31 decibels, the MX704WI has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the MS517H (£223.99) (33dB), or the MX704 (£463.45) (31dB) both from Benq.

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Very Big Offset

The average offset of recently released similar spec projectors is 120%, and the offsets range from 110% to 120%. When compared to other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX704WI, the offset of the MX704WI of 120 percent is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX704WI is 180W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 240W. When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MX704WI that we have assessed the bulb power of, the MX704WI's bulb power of 240 Watts is one of the biggest.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MX704WI does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Ricoh PJ WX4152NI (£1,859.16).

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX704WI do not support full HD. The MX704WI is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the MS517H (£223.99), the Ms524A (£316.60), or the MS527E (£322.36) all from Benq.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Benq MX704WI has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year. Across all the multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MX704WI the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 2x.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The MX704WI has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other new data projectors. Recently released projectors have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 4,000h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 9,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of new projectors is 6,400h, and the service life of lamps range from 3,000h to 20,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the MX704WI has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Benq MX704WI is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX704WI, the MX704WI's power consumption (PowerSave) of 261 Watts is one of the highest. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of newly released multimedia projectors is 220W.

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High Running Costs

The average running cost of the MX704WI is £116 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors that have been on the market for the last year.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX704WI

Released Twelve Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released twelve months ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.86
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0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mx704w, mx704wi

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