BenQ’s Revamped 3000 Lumen M5 Projector Series Debuts

benq-m5-1113BenQ America just introduced its revamped line of M5 series projectors: the MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522 and MW523. These projectors are aimed at small- to medium-sized spaces, specified with 3,000 ANSI lumens and a 10,000 hour lamp life. Every model uses BenQ’s SmartEco technology that includes a “no source detected” mode that automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes and a standby mode with power consumption to less than 0.5 watts during periods of inactivity.

Available in SVGA (MS504 and MS521), XGA (MX505 and MX522) and WXGA (MW523) resolutions and the new projectors use BenQ’s Colorific image system that they claim gives contrast ratios of 13000:1.

For 3D applications, the MS521, MX522 and MW523 feature 3D Blu-ray compatibility while the MS504 and MX505 are capable of stereoscopic 3D-ready projection. Available end of November, BenQ’s new MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522 and MW523 retail at $429, $489, $499, $529 and $749, respectively.

Complete specs are here.