Benq MX850
Benq MX850
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Benq MX850

A 4 year old 13000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with adequate features
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MX850 Review

With low running costs and average features,
Average Features
3 Years Old
£107 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £107 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Benq MX850 In-Depth Analysis


Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,105 user and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.



The Benq MX850 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq MX850 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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The Benq MX850 is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MX850 of 33dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 36% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX850 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX850 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The Benq MX850 has a mounting brackets included, unlike 97% of projectors which do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MX850's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 17% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since January 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the MX850 is £107 based on satisfactory energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx850ust
Barcodes 00840046022297, 00840046025649
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