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Benq MX850 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £106.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,989 expert and owner reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Benq released the MX850.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX850 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include the Benq MX600 which has better reviews.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The MX850 has an average running cost of £107 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 80 projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of this spec and age is 800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX850 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

We compared this projector to all the other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the W770ST (£460.02), and the W750 (£427.98) both from Benq is also worth considering.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Acer X122 (£417.76) (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

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

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Benq MX850 does not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MX850 is HD-Ready. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector also are HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX850 is 3D-ready. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also are 3D-ready.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX850 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the MW526 (£353.09), or the MS504 (£420.69) both from Benq.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The Benq MX850 has a mounting brackets included, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX850 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX850 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MX850 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX850 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 4,600h.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 230 Watts, the Benq MX850 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx850ust
Barcodes 00840046022297, 00840046025649

Benq MX850 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX850 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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