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Benq MX518

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Benq MX518. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are negative about the noise.

image quality, price, usability, design, reliability

noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq MX518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Benq MX518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Benq MX518 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability, whereas many are less positive about the image quality.

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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 MX518 Digital ProjectorBenQ MX518 Digital Projector

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Benq MX518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Benq MX518 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the noise and size. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

price, image quality, usability, size, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: BenQ MX518 2800 Lumen XGA DLP Smarteco ProjectorBenQ MX518 2800 Lumen XGA DLP Smarteco Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

BenQ MX518

 

With brightness, portability, data image quality good enough for typical presentations, the BenQ MX518 is a solid choice for budget educational projector.

Very portable. 3D ready. Eco-friendly, with long lamp life and power-saving features.

Some rainbow effect in video. Feeble audio. Lacks carrying case.

All three of the new BenQ budget data projectors are capable of handling the demands of a classroom, providing multiple connection choices, solid data image quality, and good enough video for typical school use. They're 3D capable, with eco-friendly...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Bob (reevoo.com)

BenQ MX518

 

not a bright as I was expecting

poor zoom

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Shorn (reevoo.com)

BenQ MX518

 

Simple to use! Great Picture Quality! Very Compatible! AMAZING VALUE!!!!

Not the lightest projector of all time!!

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Cherry (reevoo.com)

BenQ MX518

 

Easier to use than I had anticipated !

The projector itself is not all that heavy - but by the time all its cables and plugs are added in, it's a fair load for an elderly person also carrying laptop and other luggage!

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Francis (reevoo.com)

BenQ MX518

 

Quick and easy to set up, S-video, video good quality picture, HDMI excellent considering its standard XGA. Attached an up-scaling Blue ray player and was pleasantly impressed. For under £340 delivered....... superb value. Great for Movie watching and...

Had an optoma before which was small, where this one is a bit more clumberson, but after the initial... oooh thats quite big.... got use to it and sits nicely on its on shelf. not realy a bad point more of personal opinion.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: No

Lamps

Bulb power:190
Service life of lamp:4500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6500

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.51 - 2.69
Focal length range (f-f):21.9 - 24.2
Focus:Auto
Offset:130
Throw ratio:1.97 - 2.17:1

Multimedia

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 102
Noise Level:32
Noise level (economic mode):30
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Vertical scan range:23 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity: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 (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):245
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):13000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40 / ± 40
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2800
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:939.8 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 22.2
Height :11.2 / 22.2
Weight:2.3
Width:30.3