BenQ W1070 Home Entertainment Projector Recognized With Projector Review's 2013 Best in Class Award

Budget Projector Ranks Best in Class for Entry Level Projectors Under $2000; Offers Best Value Proposition in the 3D and 2D Projector Category

IRVINE, Calif. -- April 24, 2013 -- BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced that it has been recognized with a 2013 Best in Class Award in the "3D and 2D: Best Value Proposition" category for its W1070 home entertainment projector. The award was presented by ProjectorReviews.com, a leading A/V resource for projector ratings and advice.


Made for consumers seeking full HD 1080p 3D projection and complete connectivity within today's media-rich home entertainment settings, the W1070 uses the high-end DLP Dark Chip 3 to deliver a balance of value and performance at a price-defying $1,099 MSRP. The projector also features a 10,000:1 contrast ratio for stunningly vivid images, built-in 10-watt stereo speakers, and support for Blu-ray(TM) players, gaming consoles, and PCs.

"This value award proves once again that our W1070 is redefining the home entertainment projector marketplace," said Lars Yoder, President of BenQ America Corp. "By loading the device with outstanding performance capabilities at an affordable price, we are giving customers access to the best in home entertainment at a lower total cost of ownership. We are honored to receive this important distinction and will continue to bring forward-thinking technology that balances value and performance."

To further reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the projector, BenQ has integrated its industry-leading SmartEco(TM) technology for longer lamp life in its new home entertainment models. In "SmartEco" mode, the projector automatically adjusts lamp power to maximize power savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed. Reducing power consumption, a "no source detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. In the "Eco Blank" mode, the projector is capable of power savings up to 70 percent. In addition, the W1070 does not have any filter to clean or replace, which further reduces the device's TCO.

To simplify installation, the W1070 offers lens shift capabilities which facilitate projector placement in any type of setting, especially for ceiling-mounted scenarios. Setup is made even easier with the projector's "out of the box" calibration, enabling customers to enjoy the best in picture quality immediately without the need to adjust any of the projector's settings. The W1070 is built small and portable, and supports the latest formats and standards such as NVIDIA(R), 3DTV Play(TM), DLP Link(TM), and dual HDMI(R) for full entertainment flexibility.

Full details on ProjectorReviews.com Best Home Theater Projectors Report 2013 can be found at www.projectorreviews.com/1080p-projector/winner_benq_w1070.php. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of projectors, flat panel displays, and monitors for any application and market -- education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V and IT -- with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it's interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company's products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life." With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world's consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 16+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.

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