BenQ W1050 Home Cinema Projector Review

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Following on from the revealing of their new inexpensive 4K projector the Benq W1700 HDR earlier this month which will likely be launching very quickly, priced at a really inexpensive £1,599 when in comparison with different 4K projectors at present available on the market. BenQ has this week allowed us to get hands-on with their newest HD projector within the type of the BenQ W1050. Offering customers with a 1080p dwelling cinema projector with a decision of 1920 x 1080 Full HD and which is now out there to buy priced at round £599 or $629.

164 inch picture 5.5 m away from painted wall in full darkness (beneath)

BenQ has geared up the W1050 HD projector with CinematicColor know-how that gives customers with “optimum color to carry out probably the most correct and enhanced photographs”, and it deftly exhibits each in daylight and darkened rooms. The place even when the photographs magnified significantly, the colors are nonetheless vibrant because of the CinematicColor’s Rec.709 HDTV customary color protection. To re-cap, the Rec.709 is the worldwide HDTV customary that depicts the colors because the director meant and presents three image modes to reinforce your picture even additional relying on what you’re watching providing a Sports activities Mode, Vivid TV Mode and Cinema Mode.

164 inch picture 5.5 m away projected onto a painted wall in full darkness (beneath)

164 inch picture 5.5 m away projected onto a painted wall in full darkness (beneath)

BenQ W1050

Out-of-the-box, the BenQ W1050, could be very straightforward to arrange, and you’ll be up and working in simply a few minutes. BenQ consists of the required distant management with easy accessibility to Vertical Keystone Correction, menu and different settings, energy cable and HDMI cable. The BenQ W1050 projector itself is fitted with a brightness of 2200 Lumens and a distinction ratio of 15,000 to 1 and as talked about earlier than a full HD 1920 x 1080 decision.

As you may see from the photographs beneath on the rear of the projector are 1 x mini USB connection, 2x  HDMI ports a PC VGA and a RS 232, along with video and audio out and in three.5mm sockets. Enabling you to attach up a pc, video games console, set-top field or DVD participant relying in your equippment and residential media system.

On this hands-on evaluate I powered up a mini PC immediately by the HDMI, and the outcomes have been very spectacular. By positioning the projector 5.5m from the white wall, I used to be capable of venture a picture 164 inches (measured diagonally) in dimension. Shifting the BenQ W1050 projector somewhat nearer to the white wall, from 2.5 m away I used to be capable of produce a 73-inch image with out the necessity to use the useful zoom perform on the lens enabling you to rapidly zoom out and in to extend the picture dimension as required. So far as fan noise you may hear it however to be sincere, as soon as the sound was enjoying even by the tiny speaker inside the projector the sound of the fan was very negligible.

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

Zoom elevated the projection image to 86 inches in dimension (measured diagonally), the bigger the picture, the extra pixelation and picture degradation you get. Nonetheless, even at 164 inches the picture from the Benq W1050 HD projector was astonishingly good for its worth level and supplies wonderful worth for cash if you would like a projector that may supply a substantial picture with out the must be positioned over 5m or so out of your display screen.

86 inch picture at 2.5 m (zoom) projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

86 inch picture at 2.5 m (zoom) projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

86 inch picture at 2.5 m (zoom) projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

As you may see from the photographs,  the picture decision even at 164 inches was wonderful for movies, films and gaming in a darkened room. Even with gentle penetrating into the room significantly you might nonetheless see the projected picture though a lot fainter than if it was in a darkened room as you may see beneath. Weighing 2.56 kg the projector is definitely mounted to the ceiling utilizing a comparatively low cost mount approx. £15 from Amazon or wherever it’s possible you’ll want, and the inclusion of two HDMI ports make it nice for each a set-top field and video games console to be linked on the similar time or PC and set-top field relying in your necessities.

Specs for the BenQ W1050 dwelling cinema projector embody :

– DLP Show Expertise
– 2200 ANSI Lumens
– 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) Native Decision
– 4500 Hours Lamp Life (Typical)
– Facet Ratio 16:9
– 15000:1 Distinction Ratio
– Excessive native ANSI distinction ratio efficiency
– 2 Yr Return To Base Guarantee (Projector)
– 1 Yr / 1000 hours (Lamp)
– 96% protection of Rec. 709 colour house
– 2.56 KG’s (Weight)

For the worth level of £600 or roughly $629 mark, the BenQ W1050 dwelling cinema projector presents incredible worth for cash and supplies a wonderful picture even when projecting over 100 inches in dimension making it a wonderful alternative for a house leisure purposes or massive display screen for video games when linked to a video games console. For extra data on the BenQ W1050 projector leap over to the official Benq web site by following the hyperlink beneath.

Supply : BenQ

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Azulle Byte3 Fanless Mini Desktop PC Review

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Following on from the short unboxing of the brand new Azulle Byte three fanless mini desktop PC system a few weeks in the past, I’ve now had time to place the compact Home windows 10 pc by its paces each as a enterprise desktop workstation PC and a house media centre. My first impression of the Azulle Byte three even earlier than booting the mini PC was the construct high quality of the PC and the standard of the transport packaging. The system itself is well-designed sporting a curved nook design completed in black plastic with venting on the left-hand facet and a ribbed floor on the highest to assist with warmth dissipation offering a particularly compact anaesthetic mini PC system.

Azulle Byte 3 Mini PC unboxing-1

The Azulle Byte three is powered by a Quad-core Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor supported by choices for both four or 8GB DDR3L SDRAM and comes geared up with 32GB of eMMC storage. Though further storage may be added utilizing the helpful M.2 slot (AHCI-SATA) or through the included SD card slot on the right-hand facet of the PC, able to accommodating as much as one other 256GB through SD playing cards. When you energy up the Azulle Byte three very first thing you discover is the dearth of any sound coming from the desktop mini PC, due to the passive fanless cooling system designed and put in by the engineers at Azulle, permitting it to sit down quietly in your desktop even when below appreciable load. Though as you’d anticipate of a fanless design, fitted with warmth dissipation expertise, after a while the highest floor of the PC does grow to be barely sizzling to the contact, and I wouldn’t recommend resting something on high of the system whereas in use.

Azulle Byte 3 Mini PC

Azulle Byte 3 Display

After downloading the compulsory Microsoft Home windows 10 Skilled replace to the system, the Byte three shortly related to each my wi-fi and wired networks. Offering loads of pace even through a wi-fi connection maxing out round 22-23MB utilizing the techniques onboard 802.11abg dual-band Wi-Fi card and equipped antenna, with none assist from the 1 Gigabit Wired Ethernet Port. For this hands-on assessment, I needed to primarily check the graphics energy of the Azulle Byte three desktop mini PC and related it to my intensive 34-inch curved show cable of offering a max decision of 3440 x 1440 pixels. Prior to now different mini PCs, I’ve examined and reviewed have typically come unstuck right here and struggled to accommodate the bigger decision being unusable or not even supporting the dimply in any respect. The Azulle Byte three coped with the excessive decision with none concern and allowed me to observe 4K and HD YouTube video that fullscreen over Wi-Fi making it implausible as an reasonably priced house leisure system.

Specifications

As soon as the leisure testing was over, I then used the Azulle Byte three fanless mini desktop PC as a Home windows 10 desktop workstation powering up some functions, spreadsheets, paperwork and browser home windows. After loading the system, I did discover a small quantity of lag whereas resizing and transferring Home windows however this was moderately negligible even on my massive 34-inch show and after I related it to a extra modest HD display screen was non-existent. Total the graphics processing offered within the mini PC by the Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU which helps 4K Extremely HD video stood as much as all of the enterprise fashion functions I may throw at it.

The Azulle Byte three comes fitted with a single HDMI port and one VGA port, with different ports on the mini PC taking the type of 5 USB ports. three x three.zero USB, 1 x USB 2.zero and 1 x Sort C USB positioned on the rear, with two USB is on the facet subsequent to the SD card slot. The big variety of ports on the small system allow customers to attach a variety of various peripherals, comparable to further storage or Bluetooth receivers, due to the included help for Bluetooth four.zero connectivity. For testing functions I related a Bluetooth Logitech keyboard and Logitech Bluetooth mouse with out concern. Azulle has additionally included an IR receiver within the mini PC which additionally comes full with a distant management making it a implausible house theatre field to stream Netflix, arrange a Plex server or take pleasure in YouTube movies on any show from the consolation of your chair and with out the necessity for mouse and keyboard and the power to change off the mini PC utilizing the distant quite than the on-off button on the case. To check out the Byte three’s leisure qualities I additionally related the mini PC to a Full HD projector and encountered no issues streaming motion pictures from the pre-installed Home windows 10 Professional 64-bit working system.

Azulle Byte 3 Ports

The Azulle Byte three desktop mini PC is suited to a variety of totally different functions and may very well be used as both a house leisure system providing 4K Extremely HD resolutions at 60 frames per second for video streaming or a Microsoft Home windows workstation due to his straightforward setup, and quiet fanless design. The Azulle Byte three is out there in two totally different configurations beginning at $199 for a 4GB DDR3L SDRAM system with 32 GB of eMMC storage, or a barely extra highly effective system geared up with 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM priced at $338 from the primary Azulle web site through the hyperlink beneath. In the event you determine to make use of the Byte three as a house leisure hub you may also match further strong state drive (SSD) storage internally due to the inclusion of available cables which can be already ready to accommodate a strong state drive (SSD), as you possibly can see within the photos beneath, as soon as the steel base plate is eliminated.

Azulle Byte 3 Internal

Azulle Byte 3 Internal

Azulle Byte 3 solid state drive (SSD)

The construct high quality of the Azulle Byte three mini PC is second to none and the mixture steel and curved plastic casing gives a rugged and trendy casing for the highly effective little pc, which gives superb energy and high quality for $199. For extra info, full specs on the Azulle Byte three mini PC and buying choices soar over to the official Azulle web site by following the hyperlink beneath.

Azulle Byte 3 Desktop Mini PC

Supply: Azulle

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