Close

Loading image...
Benq MX850
5 Images

Benq MX850 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Designed for disruption-free learning in small-sized classrooms, the MX850UST offers a 81 XGA picture in only 0.74 meters with a 0.4 ultra short-throw ratio. Together with 13000:1 ultra-sharp... More
£106.56 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
PC World Business
Benq MX850 from PC World Business
£1,114.78
Checked 6 hours ago
Out of stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Amazon UK
Benq MX850 from Amazon UK
£250.00
Checked 15 hours ago
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

9 Reasons For

Good Brand

13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors built by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports 3D

The Benq MX850 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX505[plb_2024730_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX850 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX850 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 data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX850. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). The resolution of all comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX850 ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

Chart Edit

Very Big Offset

When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX850 that we have assessed, the offset of the Benq MX850 of 150 percent is one of the biggest. The average offset of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX850 is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 160%.

Chart Edit

Very High RMS Rated Power

The Benq MX850 has a fairly high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. The lowest RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX850 is 2W and the highest is 20W.

Chart Edit

Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MX850 is a two number of built-in speakers projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX850 only have one number of built-in speakers.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Benq MX850 has a quite big bulb power (230 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 210W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W.

Chart Edit

Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX850 range from 26dB to 38dB. The Benq MX850 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 27 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Chart Edit

8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX850, the Benq MX850 does not support full HD.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq MX850 does not support wi-Fi.

Chart Edit

Running Costs Are Very High

The average 1 year running cost of the MX850 is £107 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors of this age and spec.

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MX850 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years is 800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If this Benq data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Acer X133[plb_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Low Number of Colours

The Benq MX850 has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The lowest number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 770M.

Chart Edit

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX850 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX850. The shortest service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,000h and the longest is 20,000h.

Chart Edit

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq MX850 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the data projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h.

Chart Edit

Heavy

The weights of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg. At 5.3 kilograms, the Benq MX850 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX850.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX850

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Benq released the MX850.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX850 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We compared this data projector to all the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

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 have been on the market for more than two years.

Chart Edit

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
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
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
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
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

15 May 2012

Video review: BenQ'nun ultra k?sa mesafeli projeksiyon cihaz? MX850 UST, özellikle s?n?flar ve küçük salonlar için ideal. 74cm mesafeden 80 inç görüntü verebilen bu projeksiyon cihaz?,... Read more…

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £102.87
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years £106.56
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MX850uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.53T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer mx850, benq mx850, benq mx850u, acer mx850u, benq p148789, benq p178645, acer mx850us, benq mx850us, acer mx850ust, benq mx850ust, benq p148789p, benq p178645p
Barcodes 04718755027871, 04718755037016

Save Money with These Great Projector Vouchers & Offers

£50 Off
Voucher
£50 Off a £500+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £100
Valid 11 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17
£40 Off
Voucher
£40 Off a £400+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Benq MX850

Epson EH-TW5100 vs Benq MX850

Epson EH-TW5100 vs Benq MX850
Epson EH-TW5100 Benq MX850
£ 526.09 £1,114.78
£589 Cheaper
2.5kg Lighter
35% Cheaper to Run
One More USB 2.0 Port
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
A Lot Dimmer Projector Brightness

PowerLite Home Cinema 2000 vs MX850

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000 vs Benq MX850
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000 Benq MX850
£ 1,599.00 £1,114.78
1,068.93M Higher Number of Colours
83% Lighter
One More HDMI Port
Two Audio in Ports
£484 More Expensive
Lower RMS Rated Power

Benq MX768 vs Benq MX850

Benq MX768 vs Benq MX850
Benq MX768 Benq MX850
£ 916.61 £1,114.78
£198 Cheaper
Higher Number of Colours
Four USB 2.0 Ports
One More HDMI Port
Only One Built-In Speaker
43% Shorter Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Feedback