Benq SW916
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Benq SW916

£1,781.60 Recommended
A 3 year old 7500:1 280 x 800 data projector with average features but a price that represents poor value for money
7500:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 42dB Feb 2014
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Benq SW916 Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features, we have scored the Benq SW916 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£136 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has received a "Recommended" award from Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £136 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:
Quite big bulb power
Quite bright projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Benq SW916 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector. This was from who gave it an "Recommended".

Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

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

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,781.60 it is more expensive than 81% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq SW916 and the United Kingdom price of £1,781.60 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,399.00 (£1,820.94).

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Benq SW916 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This Benq data projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across similar types of data projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SW916 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Benq SW916's noise level of 42dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 3% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the Benq SW916 of 350W is in the biggest 12% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq SW916's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 18% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SW916 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq SW916 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the SW916 in February 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The SW916 is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on fine energy prices, we estimate the SW916 will cost £136 over 1 year to run.

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