Benq MX850UST
Benq MX850UST
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Benq MX850UST

A 5 year old 13000:1 1024 x 768 projector with alright features
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 33dB Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MX850UST Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Benq MX850UST as follows for Summary.
Average Features
5 Years Old
£107 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £107 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Does not support full HD
Quite dim projector brightness

Benq MX850UST In-Depth Analysis


Benq Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

Based on 2,105 expert and owner reviews (including 276 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.



The Benq MX850UST is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.

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The MX850UST is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX850UST has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Average Noise Level

The MX850UST's noise level of 33dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 36% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq MX850UST does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the MX850UST of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX850UST has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Benq released the MX850UST in August 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on fine energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MX850UST is £107, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mx850ust


00840046022297, 00840046025649, 04718755037016

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Marginally quieter noise level
Smaller bulb power
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1h longer service life of lamp
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Smaller bulb power