Benq W1500
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Benq W1500 5 Star Special Interest Award Highly Rated Best Buy
A multi award winning 10000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with a best buy award from one expert review website
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 33dB Aug 2013
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Benq W1500 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have scored the Benq W1500 as follows for Summary.
23 Reviews + 7 Awards
Average Features
4 Years Old
£124 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has not bad expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received seven awards including a "Best Buy" from and a "Recommended" from Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The W1500 has running costs of £124 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is robust.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a 3D glasses included
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

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Benq W1500 In-Depth Analysis


Seven Industry Awards

Amongst projectors, this projector is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

Three expert review sites thought that this Benq projector was very good. The editor of review site gave this multimedia projector a "Best Buy" award and concluded it was very good and it received a "Recommended" award from website, confirming their endorsement. Also, the expert at review site gave this projector an "Excellent Package" award, confirming their endorsement.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this multimedia projector was very good. gave this projector a "5 Star" award, gave it an "Special Interest Award" and gave it a "Highly Rated" award.

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this projector was very good. This was from Les who gave it an "5 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this data projector is 78% based on 22 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and

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Very Good Brand

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

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was well made.

  • In testing this adapter worked well, creating a robust connection and maintaining the image integrity… December 2013
  • A compact build, easy to use… March 2015
  • It has all the essentials built just right… - February 2014

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1500 has a 3D glasses included. 97% of projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq W1500 supports Wi-Fi. 90% of data projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq W1500 of only 2,200 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Benq W1500 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq W1500 of 33dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 40% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W1500 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq W1500 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in August 2013.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the W1500 will cost £124 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj9e7718e
Barcodes 00708326845519, 00840046028077, 00840046029814, 04718755037542, 04718755044526, 04718755050459, 08400460280776