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Benq SP840

£1,199.99
A 5 year old 3000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector with moderate reviews and passable features
3000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 38dB Jan 2013
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Benq SP840 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features,
62
3 Reviews
15
Poor
47
Average Features
27
4 Years Old
33
£146 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has exceptional user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 60%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £146 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker
Quite short service life of lamp
Quite loud noise level

Benq SP840 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This projector received an expert rating of 40 out of 100 from Expert Reviews. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

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Very Good Brand

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,199.99 it is more expensive than 69% of projectors.


Features

Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq SP840 of 4,000 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 72% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq SP840 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq SP840's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 4% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SP840 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Benq SP840 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Benq projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Benq SP840 of 38dB is quite loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq SP840 of 300W is quite big compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in January 2013.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The SP840 has an average 1 year running cost of £146 based on adequate energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq sku1286mpnsp840, benq 9hj2n77d6e
Barcodes 02002706642001, 04718755014284, 07330381844898

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