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Benq TW526E

£319.98
Benq TW526E
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A very popular and extremely cheap moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with very low running costs and great features
33dB 1280 X 800 13000:1 Yes Feb 2015
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Benq TW526E Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Benq TW526E number 33 in 3D projectors, number 34 across all projectors and number 49 in best selling projectors.
93
Reviews
72 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£52 Over 5 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 72 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of £52 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The TW526E is one of the best selling multimedia projectors currently on the market. View best selling multimedia projectors January 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and that it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Supports 3D

Benq TW526E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 72 owner reviews this multimedia projector has an overall owner rating of 89%. 48 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

23 owners reckoned that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Great Product Quality

16 customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus, three customers who bought it considered that it was easy to setup and two people who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to use.

  • These are the settings that work for me…
    S C (Amazon) - July 2015
  • The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating…
    Morgon (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Good picture for the price easy to use…
  • Easy to use…
  • The images from the projector can be adjusted through an easy on screen menu system, most of which didn't need any tinkering with for my viewing needs or tastes, its fair to say that you could use this projector in a room with ambient lighting or during the day with curtains closed…
  • Easy to set up and the remote control lights up as well…
    Krussel (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Easy to setup…
    DR. YOU (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Easy to set up…
    Alan B. (Amazon) - November 2015

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five owners who purchased the product concluded that it was noisy.

  • The projector is pretty loud.
    Chiara (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2016
  • The resolution is excellent, plays very well even in bright daylight, no noise as well! Great image on action movies…
  • Some reviews mentioned it was noisy, perhaps if you using it for a presentation.
  • Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio…
    Phil UK (Amazon) - December 2015
  • It is quite quiet to me…
    DR. YOU (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Picture is excellent, problem is that the fan is noisy…
    Tom (Amazon) - May 2016
  • The sound the projector makes is noticeable when nothing else is making noise and when its been on for a while it does get a little nosier when the fan speeds up…
    Supanova (Amazon) - November 2015

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Popular Choice

The TW526E is a popular choice amongst customers who bought multimedia projectors in the last 3 months.

Benq Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 2,379 owner and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good looking.

  • The projector is pretty loud.
    Chiara (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2016
  • The images from the projector can be adjusted through an easy on screen menu system, most of which didn't need any tinkering with for my viewing needs or tastes, its fair to say that you could use this projector in a room with ambient lighting or during the day with curtains closed and still get pretty amazing viewing.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was well made.

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Value For Money

Phenomenally Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £319.98 it is cheaper than 91% of projectors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TW526E is £52, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the TW526E in February 2015.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq TW526E's noise level of 33dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 58% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq TW526E's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is higher than 67% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq TW526E of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 53% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq TW526E has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Benq TW526E supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq TW526E has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq TW526E of 4,500h is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 55% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq TW526E's bulb power of only 203W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 27% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq TW526E supports full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

9hjd97734e tw526e, benq 9hjd97734e, benq tw526e

Barcodes:

04718755053726, 04718755058547

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