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Benq MX850

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Benq MX850

Benq MX850
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An economical to run and good spec moderate noise level XGA projector
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Jan 2014
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Benq MX850 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MX850 number 815 in 3D projectors.
75
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

Epson data 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £77 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.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Quieter than average noise level
Ultra-Sharp images in a short distance
World-Leading smarteco technology for a greener environment
Eco blank mode
SmartEco mode
No source detected mode
LAN control with crestron and pj-link
Built-in 20w big audio power
Microphone input support
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Benq MX850 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Benq Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The MX850 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MX850 is £77.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since January 2014.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX850 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most 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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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Benq MX850's noise level of only 33dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 33% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq MX850 of 13,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 34% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq MX850 of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 85% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX850 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX850 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Benq MX850 of only 3,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 31% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX850 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Benq MX850's bulb power of 230W is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 47% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MX850 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Benq MX850 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

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

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The Benq MX850 has a mounting brackets included. 96% of projectors do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer mx850ust, benq mx850ust

Barcodes:

04718755027871, 04718755037016

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