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Benq MX720 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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The BeQ MX720 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3500 ANSI lumens and 13,000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX720 also offers... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this data projector on average 80 out of 100. Projector experts are not sure about this multimedia projector.

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good 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

Some Benq MX720 owners said in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Has good data and video image quality” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Benq MX720 “Offers good image quality for both data”. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review of the Benq MX720 “Though audio was loud, quality could have been better”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “It is portable, 3D ready” in their review of this projector. It Reviews.com said in their review of this projector “3D capable” .

Robust

A few Benq MX720 owners considered that this projector was well made.

Good Connectivity

A few Benq MX720 owners who purchased the Benq MX720 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcmag.com said “Has a solid set of connectivity choices, though it” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. C. Hanna mentioned “Speaking of bulbs, given past experience I did a quick check before committing to buy”.

Good Remote Control

One Benq MX720 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good remote control. C. Hanna mentioned “The remote works fine, they even threw in the batteries for it” in their review of this projector.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX720 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX720.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX720 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 comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX720. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq projector. This projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX720 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX720 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX720 the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX720 have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. At 240 Watts, the Benq MX720 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MX720.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq MX720 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the MX720 which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Benq MX720 does not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000[plb_2168955_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MX720 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are High

The MX720 has an average running cost of £124 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 79 projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Offset

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago the offsets range from 100% to 160%. The Benq MX720 has a fairly small offset (only 110 percent) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX720 range from 2,000h to 20,000h. The Benq MX720 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the Benq MX720 is one of the heavier data projectors that came out more than two years ago amongst data projectors of this age. The weights of similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the MX720 range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX720

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MX720 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX720 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
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
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

15 September 2013

The BenQ MX720 projector is bright, portable, and offers good image quality for both data and video...

Bright
Good data and video image quality
Portable
3D capable
Good lamp life
Lacks port for USB thumb drive
Though audio was loud, quality could have been better
13 September 2013

The BenQ MX720 projector is bright, portable, and offers good image quality for both data and video...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 3 July 2015 by C. Hanna
(Verified Purchase)

This projector was specifically bought for a conference room seating up to 100 people which has a large roof light and therefore a lot of natural daylight. The output from its predecessor was a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £120.18
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £123.87
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00033584164462, 00172302797336, 00740617068818, 00840046024970, 04718755035661, 08400460249704

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