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Home projectors come in all shapes in sizes – though if you are looking for a great home projector then the BenQ W1210ST is one of our favorites. It’s a DLP full HD projector that’s made especially for gamers thanks to its minimal input lag, which we know is an important feature looked for by most gamers.

Design-wise, the BenQ W1210ST features a white and silver finish coupled with curved edges, making it easy to place anywhere: either on a table top or hanged from a ceiling. It weighs just under 4 kilograms, which should be easy enough for you to move it anywhere.

The vents are scattered all around the sides, which should give it enough ventilation when working in full operational mode. The BenQ W1210ST was designed to project up to 300-inches, turning your home into your own IMAX theater.

The rear part houses dual HDMI ports, a USB port and the outdated VGA port. Audio in and out connections are also present. The BenQ W1210ST also features internal 10W speakers that I had to mute since the quality isn’t really great. Muffled voices and lack in bass isn’t really the audio experience I was looking for.

Once you turn on the projector it takes a couple of minutes before it shows its real brightness. After a bit of tinkering using the easy to navigate menus, I was ready to play with the BenQ W1210ST.

For testing I hooked up a PS4 and an Xbox One to the BenQ W1210ST using HDMI. Colors and brightness were spot on, especially after calibrating the projector. I played Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on the PS4 and Titanfall 2 on the Xbox One and noticed little to no lag on either console, making it an excellent gaming experience for me.

The projector also does well with video, making it also a great projector for watching movies. Skin tones and even brightness levels were accurate.

The BenQ W1210ST also comes with a handy remote control that includes backlighting you can easily see the controls even when it is pitch dark. The projector also comes with its own carrying case.

For a 1080p projector, the BenQ W1210ST does the job well – whether that’s for gaming or watching movies. It’s easily one of the standout projectors out there that we’re happy to recommend.

We Like
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent colors
We hate
  • Bad sounding speakers
We Say

For a 1080p projector, the BenQ W1210ST does the job well – whether that’s for gaming or watching movies. It’s easily one of the standout projectors out there that we’re happy to recommend.

Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming. Follow him on Twitter at @vp_ortiz17
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