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Benq MX850UST

Benq MX850UST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Aug 2012
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
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Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,085 expert and user reviews, Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D

The MX850UST supports 3D. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX850UST also support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX850UST, the MX850UST has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX850UST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this spec and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX850UST the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Very Big Offset

With an offset of 150 percent, the Benq MX850UST has a very big offset compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX850UST. The offsets of data projectors of this age and type range from 100% to 160%.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The MX850UST has one of the higher RMS rated powers (20 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX850UST the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MX850UST is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX850UST only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The MX850UST has one of the bigger bulb powers (230 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of projectors of this age and spec is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX850UST is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 27 decibels, the MX850UST has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The MX850UST does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX850UST also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MX850UST does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The MX850UST has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The dimmest projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the MX850UST is £107 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 79 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Low Number of Colours

Projectors of this type and age have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 780M. The MX850UST has a fairly low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX850UST.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The MX850UST has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,500 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX850UST have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h.

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Heavy

13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg. At 5.3 kilograms, the Benq MX850UST is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX850UST

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the MX850UST has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX850UST.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
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
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
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
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.87
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £106.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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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

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