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Benq MX720

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Benq MX720

Benq MX720
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A classic and good spec moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector, with average running costs
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 No Jan 2013
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Benq MX720 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Benq MX720 as follows:
93
Reviews
3 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
59
Age
5 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£90 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of £90 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
The MX720 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
World-Leading smarteco technology for a greener environment
Eco blank mode
SmartEco mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very short service life of lamp

Benq MX720 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this projector on average 80%.

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Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 5 year running cost of the MX720 is £90 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since January 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX720 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq MX720's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is higher than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MX720's noise level of 33dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 61% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MX720 of 3,500 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 58% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MX720's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is in the shortest 31% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX720 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX720 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most other data projectors, the Benq MX720 is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq MX720 of 240W is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 43% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MX720 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX720 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX720 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mx720xga

Barcodes:

00009310844830, 00033584164462, 00087108674333, 00088021280045, 00163121204570, 00172302797336, 00740617068818, 00840046024970, 04718755035661, 08400460249704

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