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By Andrew Gould 30 July 2009

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A data projector is not an impulse buy. You need to know why you’re buying it, where you’re using it and how much you’re willing to pay for it.

The BenQ MP512 fits very much into the “how much you’re willing to pay” ­category.

If budget is an issue then you’ll want to think seriously about a ­projector like this. Off the bat, the MP512 is going to give you a ­maximum 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, so you won’t be truly amazed when watching video, but for most other purposes it works just fine. Its 2200 ANSI lumen ­brightness and 2500:1 ­contrast ratio is pretty­ ­impressive though. At 26dB it is quite quiet and BenQ even include a little ­remote.

As far as features go, there isn’t an awful lot to write home about, but then again its price is quaint enough to forgo some smarter traits.

R4899 incl VAT from ­Computer Corporation on 08616-08616.

PROS
It offers low noise emissions and a 2500:1 ?°contrast ratio.
CONS
Its maximum resolution of 800 x 600 is a little disappointing and colours could have been better.
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