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Benq MX850UST

74

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Benq MX850UST

£478.80
Benq MX850UST
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A bargain price and good spec moderate noise level XGA projector, with low running costs
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 Yes Aug 2012
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Benq MX850UST Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Benq MX850UST number 276 across all projectors and number 838 in 3D projectors.
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Value for Money
Very Good
75
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £77 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,068 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia 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 MX850UST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,424 user and expert reviews (including 344 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £478.80 it is cheaper than 81% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq MX850UST and the United Kingdom price of £478.80 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,327.53 (£1,844.60).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The MX850UST has an average 5 year running cost of £77 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,068 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Benq released the MX850UST in August 2012.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The MX850UST has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. Across all data 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 quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the MX850UST of only 33dB is in the quietest 35% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The MX850UST's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is higher than 67% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The MX850UST's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 18% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The MX850UST supports 3D. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the MX850UST of only 3,500h is shorter than 69% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX850UST has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The MX850UST has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the MX850UST of 230W is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is bigger than 48% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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3D-Ready

The MX850UST is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MX850UST is HD-Ready. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX850UST does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer mx850ust, benq mx850ust

Barcodes:

04718755027871, 04718755037016

Benq MX850UST

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