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BenQ’s W1700 might be the most affordable 4K HDR projector yet

The cheapest way to go big screen

Let’s be clear about this: £1,599 is a lot of dosh. Have you ever thought about how many Freddos you could buy for that much money? More than enough Freddos to get you through to retirement age, is the answer. But in the world of 4K HDR projectors, £1,599 sounds like a bit of a steal, and that’s the asking price BenQ has slapped on its W1700. Said to feature true 8.3 megapixel UHD 4K resolution, the projector should make big screen movies pop, especially when you factor in CinematicColor tech, which endeavours to produce colours that meet Hollywood’s high standards. Bargain-hunters can pick one up from early January, unless of course that Freddo proposition was just too tempting.

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I'm fascinated by all things tech, but if you were going to leave me on a desert island, I'd probably ask for my Nintendo Switch, a drone, and a pair of noise-cancelling cans to block out the relentless seagull racket. When I'm not on Stuff duty you'll probably find me subscribing to too many podcasts, playing too many video games, or telling anyone who will listen that Spurs are going to win a trophy this season.

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