BenQ W1080ST vs BenQ MS524 review

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BenQ W1080ST
vs
BenQ MS524

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new projector, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the BenQ W1080ST vs BenQ MS524 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, W1080ST has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 6 for MS524.

Advantages BenQ W1080ST over BenQ MS524

  • Bigger projection screen size: 38-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages BenQ MS524 over BenQ W1080ST

  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 2000 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 270 W vs 353 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 3500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • The same noise level: 33 dB
  • 3D support
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ W1080ST
6.6
BenQ MS524
6
6
6
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Common

Product

BenQ W1080ST
BenQ MS524

Model

W1080ST
MS524

Brand

BenQ
BenQ

Reviews

232
234

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
800 x 600

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
SVGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

38-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.6 - 4.5/2 - 15
1.2 - 12.4/3.2 - 39.3

Aspect ratio

16:9
4:3

Brightness, lumens

2000
3200

Contrast ratio

10000:1
13000:1

Throw ratio range

0.69:1 - 0.83:1
1.86:1 - 2.0:14

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

33
33

Power consumption, W

353
270

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

240
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
0

USB

1
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
2

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.6 - 2.78
2.56 - 2.8

Focal length, mm

10.2 - 12.24
21 - 23.1

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30%
vertical +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

35/95
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

31.1 x 10.3 x 24.3/12.2 x 4.1 x 9.6
28.3 x 9.5 x 22.2/11.4 x 3.7 x 8.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
1.9/4.19
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  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 6.6BenQ W1080ST
  • 6BenQ MS524

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