Beefy home theatre projector: BenQ PE8700

Simply one of the biggest projectors we have seen in the Test Centre, the PE8700 has the dimensions of 400x347x116mm (LxWxH) and weighs approximately 7.5kgs. The PE8700 is targeted at the home theatre enthusiast for that ultimate home setup, and can be fitted to any ceiling via the mounting holes on the underside.

With a throw ratio of 80in from 3m distance, the PE8700 needs spare wall space or a portable projector screen to project 16:9 images. The maximum brightness level is 800 ANSI lumens, but brightness can also be reduced to 500 ANSI. The lamp has a reported life of 2000 hours and we found it very easy to change.

Ports at the rear of the projector include S-Video, Composite and Component video (RCA), DVI-I (PC) plus RGB/HDTV progressive component input. The bundled remote is great for taking advantage of some features such as picture-in-picture, picture-on-picture or adjusting the keystone correction. At the time of writing, BenQ had just released a newer model: the PE8700+.

It uses a more advanced DLP chip, an increased contrast ratio of 2500:1 and is priced at $7999.

Price: $6999 Vendor: BenQ Phone: (02) 9352 8800 URL: www.benq.com.au

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ryan Shaw

PC World

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?