Benq TW523P
Benq TW523
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Benq TW523P

A critically acclaimed and good value for money 13000:1 280 x 800 data projector
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 32dB Mar 2014
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Benq TW523 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Benq TW523 number 73 across all projectors.
122 Reviews
Very Good
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£81 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has fantastic expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 122 reviews. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of £81 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is easy to use and good picture quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The TW523 is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Not Energy Star certified
Quite small bulb power
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Benq TW523 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 100% from This puts this data projector in the top 2% of all the data projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent User Reviews

TW523 owners on average rated this projector 90%. 48 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

15 customers who purchased the Benq TW523 thought it was good value for money.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five people agreed that the Benq TW523 was easy to setup and four people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners concluded that this projector was noisy.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Seven people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

11 customers who purchased it thought it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five customers agreed that the product was good looking.

Benq Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

Based on 2,098 expert and user reviews (including 275 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has very good reviews specifically within its data projectors range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Two customers who reviewed this projector considered that it had good features.

Value For Money

Good Value

We think this data projector represents good value compared to other data projectors. We checked 1,099 data projectors and they range in price from £106 to £17,495.



The Benq TW523 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most of the other data projectors, the Benq TW523 is not Energy Star certified.

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The Benq TW523 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TW523 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW523 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq TW523 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq TW523 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq TW523 has a pretty average noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the TW523 in March 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the TW523 is £81, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq tw523p
Barcodes 04544438053949, 04718755049880, 04718755051531

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