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BenQ MW526

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of BenQ MW526. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews about the size and noise are generally positive. The usability and price also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ MW526 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BenQ MW526

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of BenQ MW526 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and noise. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Benq MW526 16:10 WXGA ProjectorBenq MW526 16:10 WXGA Projector

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BenQ MW526

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of BenQ MW526 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The noise and price also get good comments.

image quality, price, noise, usability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ MW526 WXGA 3200 Lumens 3D Ready Projector with HDMI 1.4ABenQ MW526 WXGA 3200 Lumens 3D Ready Projector with HDMI 1.4A

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

BenQ MW526

 

The BenQ MW526 provides solid data-image quality and usable video in a budget data projector.

Modestly priced. Lightweight. Bright. Can project 3D content.

Weak audio. Some rainbow artifacts in video.

As a well-rounded, if basic, data projector, the BenQ MW526 provides good brightness, solid image quality, and portability at a modest price. It's a good choice for someone who needs to make presentations on the road, or a school or business on a tight...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

BenQ M5 Series Projectors for Small and Medium Sized Rooms Preview

 

Preview: BenQ released at CEDIA 2014 a trio of projectors in their new M5 line. The MS524, MX525, and MW526 retail at $489, $529, and $749 respectively and are suitable for the office or home theater.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Smartshopper (bestbuy.com)

satisfied!

 

Read through many reviews of diff products and tried a coupe of brands. This had the best throw ratio among similarly priced projectors that have an audio output. Picture and contrast are clear. We're all very happy viewers :)

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Silver / White
Form factor:Portable
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector / Portable projector

Display

Built-in Display: No

Lamps

Bulb power:190 / 203
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:4500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):10000 / 6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.56 - 2.8 / 2.59 - 2.86
Focal length range (f-f):21 - 23.1 / 21 - 25.6
Offset:100 / 125
Throw ratio:1.49 - 1.79:1 / 1.5 - 1.65:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 1500 / 0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:iR
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

HDCP: No
Horizontal scan range:15 - 102
Noise Level:33
Noise level (economic mode):28 / 31
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR / Microsoft Windows Vista / XP Home / XP Professional / Windows 7 (32-bit) / MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, WMA
Preset modes:Bright, Cinema, Presentation, sRGB / Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Presentation, sRGB
Vertical scan range:23 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Composite Video In:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
HDMI connector type:Full-size
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B / USB Type-B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (economy mode):212 / 220
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):253 / 270
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):13000:1
Horizontal synchronization (max):102
Horizontal synchronization (min):15
Keystone correction, horizontal:-40 - 40
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3200
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:1346.2 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Vertical synchronization (max):120
Vertical synchronization (min):23
Zoom ratio:1.1:1 / 1.2:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Video

3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:No / Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Frame Sequential, Side by side, Top and bottom
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) / 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) / 640 x 480 (VGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video colour modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Presentation, sRGB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.2
Height :11.2 / 9.5
Weight:1.9 / 2.3
Width:28.3 / 30.3