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BenQ X500i

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SKU: P5851

Gaming and home cinema model with dedicated short throw lens and ultra fast 4.16ms input lag (1080p) and 16ms (4K). Android TV.

  • 2200 Lumens Brightness (LED / DLP)
  • 4K UHD Resolution – 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Lens Ratio 0.69-0.83 : 1
  • 2 Years Collect, Repair and Return warranty
  • 2 Years or 20,000 Hours (Whichever Comes First) LED warranty

£1,249.00 Excl. VAT

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The BenQ X500i Projector offers an immersive and realistic gaming experience. With its 4K HDR 4LED technology, it delivers enhanced contrast and true-to-life colors, bringing game worlds to life with stunning detail.

The X500i is also designed with convenience in mind. Its short-throw design and high brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens make it perfect for smaller rooms or bedrooms. Additionally, the projector offers a throw ratio of 0.69~0.83 and 1.2x zoom, allowing you to easily customize screen sizes to fit various spaces without the need for complicated installation.

The X500i projector also features BenQ’s Auto Game Mode which effortlessly identifies Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch console inputs, instantly recalling your previous game mode settings for a tailor-made gaming experience.

Onboard Android TV (via supplied Android TV dongle) offers a vast online media library, enabling you to indulge in true 4K content streaming from platforms like Netflix. Enjoy your favorite movies and shows in 4K with just a click in the intuitive interface.

Overall, the BenQ X500i Projector offers a compelling value proposition for gamers looking for an immersive gaming experience. Its advanced features, such as low input lag times, HDR tone mapping, vibrant colors, and precise audio placement, set it apart from competing products. Considering its price, specs, and features, the X500i stands as a strong contender in the gaming projector market.

Manufacturer Overview

BenQ Immersive Gaming Projectors – X500i | 4K HDR 4LED Short Throw Console Gaming Projector

Get Awed by Details
Immerse yourself in meticulously enhanced contrast and true-to-life colours within expansive game worlds. Experience more AAA open-world in-game detail and 4K HDR viewing for total immersion and heart-pounding, awe-inspiring realism.

Reveal Unseen Depths
With HDR tone mapping and SSI Dynamic Black technology, simply adjust light intensity* and adapt brightness to the images, and intricate details emerge from the shadows.
(*Activated in Dynamic mode)

Vivid Cinematic Colours
With 4LED high brightness, vibrant hues, and 84% of the DCI-P3 colour space, the X500i is ready to get you enveloped in vivid cinematic colours of gaming universes.

Spatial Audio for Precision Gaming
Sense every in-game shift through pinpoint sound placement, from explosive blasts to tranquil moments.
– BenQ CinematicSound for gaming symmetrical placement
– Other gaming projectors’ audio placement
Step into a new dimension of gaming audio with BenQ’s CinematicSound technology. Utilising MAXXAudio DPS dynamic enhancement and a symmetrical speaker placement design, it crafts a lifelike 3D audio realm, immersing you in every game.

Transform into a Game Battlefield
Effortlessly transform your bedroom or small living room into a gaming space with the X500i immersive gaming projector. Featuring 2200 ANSI lumen high brightness and a short-throw design suitable for dimly lit compact rooms, X500i is perfect for projecting large images even in compact spaces.

Confined Space, Flexible Projection
With a throw ratio of 0.69~0.83 and 1.2x zoom, you can customise screen sizes to fit various spaces effortlessly and project a captivating 95” screen from just 1.44m for expansive entertainment viewing. All without the hassles of complicated installation.

Digital Zoom
Embrace a wider view and effortlessly resize the projected image thanks to digital zoom. All-encompassing gaming is now showing right in front of you without any blind spots or view-compromised angles.
*Note: digital zoom may impact input lag.

Tailored for Every Game Type
Customised visual and audio tuning for different game genres delivers better gaming experiences and enhanced sensory immersion.

Game Modes with Lowest Input Lag
Ultra-fast 4.16ms low input lag in Game modes conveys your sight, hearing, and thoughts into action with zero delay.
– RPG Mode
Dive into cinematic realism with deep bass
– SPG Mode
Amplified excitement with true colours and clear vocals
– FPS Mode
Detect threats fast with enhanced dark detail and clear audio

Auto Game Mode for All Consoles
BenQ’s Auto Game Mode effortlessly identifies Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch console inputs, instantly recalling your previous game mode settings for a tailor-made gaming experience.

Precision Enhanced with FPS Crosshair
The FPS Crosshair feature projects a targeting reticle onto the screen, empowering players to swiftly and accurately lock onto adversaries in ever-challenging battles.

BenQ SettingXchange
Download expert projector image settings for top games and experience gameplay through the eyes of pros thanks to ready-made celebrity profiles. Share your projector image settings with fellow gamers to help them level their experiences, or import theirs. Experiment and find your best profile with this intuitive utility!

Game Bigger and Brighter
Enjoy superior 4LED colour volume, high contrast, optimised saturation, and enduring colours with long 10+ year LED light source life.
Brighter day and night – 12% brightness output boost over 3LED
Stunning, vibrant colour – 25% bolder colours vs. lamp projectors
Longer life, less waste – Up to 30,000-hour life span and no lamp replacement

Expand Your Gaming Universe
BenQ helps you game on your terms. Whether on PS5/PS4, Switch, or Xbox Series X, dual HDMI 2.0b universal connectivity has you covered.
(HDMI 2.0b 4K@60Hz / 1080p@120Hz compatible)
Plus, eARC enables 7.1-channel and Dolby Atmos audio, passing unaltered full-resolution signals to your sound system via a single HDMI cable.

Google-Licensed Android TV for Ultimate Streaming
Powered by Google-licensed Android, the X3100i offers a vast online media library, enabling you to indulge in true 4K content streaming from platforms like Netflix. Enjoy your favorite movies and shows in 4K with just a click in the intuitive interface.

Technical Specifications


Number of colours
1.07 billion colours
Colour gamut
Projector native resolution
2160p (3840×2160)
Native aspect ratio
Contrast ratio (typical)

Zoom ratio
Zoom capability
Keystone correction, vertical
Keystone correction, horizontal
Projection technology
Projector brightness
2200 ANSI lumens
Smart projector


Light source type
Service life of light source
20000 h
Service life of light source (economic mode)
30000 h

Lens system

Focal length range
10.2~12.24 mm
Aperture range (F-F)
2.53 – 2.73
Throw ratio


Full HD
Built-in speaker(s)
Number of built-in speakers
RMS rated power
2 W

HDMI ports quantity

HDMI ports quantity

USB 2.0 ports quantity

USB 2.0 ports quantity
Serial interface type
PC Audio out
DVI port
S/PDIF out port


Smart TV
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi standards
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)

Bluetooth version

Bluetooth version


Card reader integrated

Technical details

Operating system installed
Product colour
Black, White


Operating system version


High Dynamic Range (HDR) supported


Product type
Short throw projector


AC input voltage
100-240 V
AC input frequency
50/60 Hz
Power consumption (typical)
236 W
Power consumption (standby)
0.5 W

Weight & dimensions

3.6 kg
366 mm
118 mm
244 mm

Packaging content

Remote control included
Batteries included

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Throw Distance:
450 cm
181 - 382 cm
158 - 333 cm
89 - 187 cm

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To achieve an image with 382 cm diagonal size, place the projector anywhere between 449.49 to 945.59 cm from the screen.

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