BenQ MS524AE vs Epson PowerLite 680 review

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BenQ MS524AE
vs
Epson PowerLite 680

The BenQ MS524AE vs Epson PowerLite 680 comparison shows that these projectors have some important differences and common features. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for PowerLite 680.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Epson PowerLite 680

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 55-100 inch
  • Lower noise level, 33 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 373 W

Advantages Epson PowerLite 680 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Better brightness: 3500 vs 3300 lumens
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 3 vs 2

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Epson PowerLite 680
6.6
4
4
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Epson PowerLite 680

Model

MS524AE
PowerLite 680

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

56
3

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1024 x 768

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
XGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
55-100

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
0.3 - 0.8/1 - 1.8

Aspect ratio

4:3
4:3

Brightness, lumens

3300
3500

Contrast ratio

15000:1
14000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
0.32:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

33
35

Power consumption, W

260
373

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

200
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
3

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
16

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
1.6

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
3.7

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
3

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

3

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

28.3 x 9.4 x 22.1/11.1 x 3.7 x 8.7
35.5 x 17.7 x 38.1/14.5 x 7.4 x 15.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
5.4/12.6
BenQ MS524AE
Epson PowerLite 680
BenQ MS524AE
Epson PowerLite 680

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 6
  • 6.6
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 6.6Epson PowerLite 680

The Epson PowerLite 680 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson PowerLite 680 price

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