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Benq SW921

£1,229.66
£1,190.05 £39.61 cheaper than 9 days ago
A 2 year old 5000:1 280 x 800 projector with average reviews and adequate features
5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 36dB Sep 2015
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Benq SW921 Review

With good reviews and at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Benq SW921 number 546 across all projectors.
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1 Review
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Good
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Average Features
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1 Year Old
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£161 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £161 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 15% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big bulb power
Quite bright projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp

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Benq SW921 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received a score of 80% from projector expert review website PC Mag.

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Benq Has Very Good Projector Reviews

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


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £1,190.05 it is more expensive than 69% of projectors.

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Features

Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq SW921 of 370W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SW921 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq SW921's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is quite bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Benq SW921's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is fairly short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 8% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Benq SW921 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Amongst comparable types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SW921 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq SW921's noise level of 36dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 65% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Benq data projector has been on the market since September 2015.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The SW921 is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on fine energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the SW921 will cost £161 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hjdr7715e, benq 1280x800, benq p236651p
Barcodes 04718755058011, 05057103007417

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