At first glance, the BenQ W1350 looks nothing more like a normal business projector, and upon using it the first time, it does feel like it is. That being said, there are points that make this device pretty good in its class. It has great video processing, can produce excellent details in Full HD resolutions, and has spot on colors, well, almost. The resulting imagery and performance are in a cinematic level that comes straight out of the box.
Don’t Judge the BenQ W1350 by How it Looks
For the design of the BenQ W1350, as stated earlier, you will be getting something reminiscent to that of an ordinary business projector. It does, however, has some of the tools to deliver how the device can be used. There’s a reasonably short throw image, and there’s a 1.5x optical zoom which means that a 70-inch display is possible from just about two meters away.
There are also keystone adjustment controls which assist in correctly aligning the image. However, controlling this feature takes a bit of time and a little bit of expertise. This is not something that a first-time projector user can be ecstatic about.
The lens are easier to shift with levers found on the lamp itself. Using these levers push the projection either horizontally and vertically. Unfortunately for the BenQ W1350 projector, it only has a vertical lens shift. So moving the projector off-center is virtually impossible.
On other areas, the W1350 does impress with a 2,000-hour-rated lamp. This is enough to watch at least one move each day for three years. The lamp is also capable of 2,500 ANSI Lumens, which means that the images still shine bright even in a brightly lit room.
This projector is a single-chip DLP device with six-segment color wheels and a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels. The device is reasonably lightweight as it is fairly easy to carry around from room-to-room. Ports include HDMI inputs, component video, composite video, a 12V trigger, a VGA input, RS232C, and a couple of audio ins and outs.
For its performance, there are hardly any faults in detail and color. Straight out of the box in the native Cinema picture mode, users and viewers will find little mishaps in terms of detail and color.
The BenQ W1350 offers excellent color and detail for the images and footage being projected, a loud 10W speaker, and even smooth and clean 3D images. However, it has DLP rainbow effects and it does need more lens shift capabilities.