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Benq GP2 Projector

Trusted Reviews Recommended 01net.com 5 Star
2400:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB 200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Review of BenQ JoyBee GP2 - Compact Portable Projector

19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The expert at Trusted Reviews decided that concluded that they would recommend this projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site concluded that this Benq data projector was good. This Benq projector received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk this Benq projector has an average expert rating of 78%.

Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed the Benq GP2 reckoned that it was compact. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Benq GP2 review on Expert Reviews “The Joybee 2 is a miniature LED projector with a built-in iPod dock, which is designed to be taken with you to show off your videos”. Expert review site Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned in their Benq GP2 review “Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.”. Expert review site Pcquest.com wrote in their Benq GP2 review “A compact projector in the real sense as it frees you from the hassles of needing a PC or power to run it”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Despite its petite dimensions (140.3x52.5x129.8mm) and being rather lightweight (560g” and scored it 4 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

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Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Benq has good average reviews for its battery powered projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Good Technical Features

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Pcquest.com said “The proud holder of features usual in mid-segment projectors” in their review of the Benq GP2. Pcquest.com also mentioned “The features are absolutely delightful and useful too”.

Good Connectivity

A number of Benq GP2 owners who purchased the Benq GP2 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com scored this projector 80 out of 100 and mentioned on PC Mag “Has a solid suite of connectivity choices”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the Benq GP2 thought it was well made.

Good Product Quality

Some Benq GP2 owners who purchased the Benq GP2 concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote in their review of this projector “The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a joyful little projector that's capitalises on its portability with a robust set of features,  connectivity options and good display quality”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq GP2 is WXGA (1280x800). That's over two times the resolution of a WVGA (854x480) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all battery powered projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of data projector the worst resolution is nHD (640x360).

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq GP2 has more built-in speakers than most of the multimedia projectors of this age and type. Most of the projectors of this age and spec only have one built-in speaker, however this multimedia projector has two built-in speakers.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of projectors of this type and age is 12", the biggest is 160", and the average display diagonal is 33". When compared to other battery powered projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the GP2, the display diagonal of the Benq GP2 of 160 inches is one of the biggest.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq GP2 is a two USB 2.0 port projector.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Benq GP2 is more than most comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as it. This projector supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GP2. The image formats "BMP" and "PNG" are also supported by this Benq projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the GP2 have noise levels of between 29dB and 37dB. The Benq GP2 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 4 Watts, the Benq GP2 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst projectors of this age. The average RMS rated power of data projectors of a similar type and age to the GP2 is 2W.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 200 ANSI lumens, the Benq GP2 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst battery powered projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 20 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 460 ANSI lumens.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 24 decibels, the Benq GP2 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that were released around the same time as the GP2. The average noise level in economy mode of battery powered projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP2 is 27dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 24dB to 32dB.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who purchased it thought it did not have good picture quality. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “If you're the kind of person that can overlook some image quality problems in exchange for portability”.

A Bit Expensive

A few Benq GP2 owners who bought it considered that it was not cheap. Trustedreviews.com wrote “Expensive lamp replacements”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It's expensive compared to the competition” in their review but in spite of that they still gave the Benq GP2 a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the GP2, the Benq GP2 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the GP2, the Benq GP2 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq GP2 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other battery powered projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Philips PPX3610 (£315.12).

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Projectors that came out more than two years ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 16GB and 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 16 gigabytes, the Benq GP2 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Heavy

At 1.1 kilograms, the Benq GP2 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the GP2. The lightest battery powered projector that was launched around the same time as the GP2 is 0.045g heavy and the heaviest is 9.7kg.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The Benq GP2 has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average internal storage capacity of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2 is 3.1GB.

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Very Long Charging Time

At 3.5 hours, the Benq GP2 has a very long charging time compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the GP2. The average charging time of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the GP2 is 2.6h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq GP2

OK Running Costs

The GP2 has an average 1 year running cost of £22 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 17 data projectors of this age and type.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Benq multimedia projector was released.

Specification

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Lamps
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Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
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DVI Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Noise Reduction
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Document Format
Design
Colour
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Display Colour
Display Type
Built-In Display
Display Brightness
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Power
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Battery
Charging Time
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
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2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended 01net.com 5 Star

Expert Reviews

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A pocket projector could also, if you thought even more carefully, project films from your PC on to a hotel wall in your R&R time on a trip. Problem was, pocket projectors were compact, but not... Read more…

26 December 2012

In all to conclude BenQ Joybee GP2 projector is a great option as a portable projector which could be easy to carry and provide good quality of projection for video from iphone or other storage...

7 December 2012

BenQ?s JoyBee GP2 projector offers not only an iPod/iPhone docking station to project media stored on your phone, but also a broad range of connectivity options plus internal storage. If you?re...

16 August 2012

A compact projector in the real sense as it frees you from the hassles of needing a PC or power to run it. The price is a bit too much for a mini projector, but the features are absolutely...

7 August 2012

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a joyful little projector that's capitalises on its portability with a robust set of features, connectivity options and good display quality. Perfect for folks on the...

5 June 2012

Overall, BenQ?s JoyBee GP2 is the classic jack-of-all-trades but master of none. If you can live with trading picture quality for portability, it may be the perfect addition to your travel...

28 May 2012

For a portable projector, the BenQ Joybee GP2 is an excellent package. We liked the overall performance, the USB port for direct media playback and the additional dock for an iPhone or iPod Touch....

21 May 2012

The Joybee GP2 makes a good case for itself, if you need a projector that's affordable, has a good mind for business and is acceptable for casual use...

5 May 2012

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Electricity cost when switched on £14.42
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £21.79
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.11 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3c7739, benq 9hj3c7739a, benq lumenswxga1280x80024001
Barcodes 00619911541696

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