Benq GP2
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Overall Score

Benq GP2 5 Star
An extremely economical to run 2400:1 280 x 800 data projector with satisfactory features and an industry award
2400:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 29dB Oct 2012
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Benq GP2 Review

With very low running costs and very good reviews,
18 Reviews + 1 Award
Average Features
4 Years Old
£22 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 18 reviews. This projector has received an industry award from Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
The GP2 has running costs of only £22 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 3% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is a good size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a built-in display
Quite dim projector brightness
Not Energy Star certified

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Benq GP2 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this projector was very good. This was from who gave it an "5 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 18 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, PC and this projector has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,105 expert and user reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it was compact.

  • A compact projector in the real sense as it frees you from the hassles of needing a PC or power to run it… August 2012
  • Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq GP2's projector brightness of only 200 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Benq GP2 has a built-in display, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP2 has a card reader integrated, unlike 95% of projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Benq GP2's noise level of only 29dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 14% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq GP2 of 20,000h is fairly long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 14% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The Benq GP2 is not Energy Star certified, although this is within the context that 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP2 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP2 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most other projectors. 79% of projectors have a handheld remote control.

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Supports 3GP, AVI and 2 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Benq GP2 is more than most projectors. This Benq projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors. The video formats supported "AVI", "3GP" and "MOV" are also supported by this data projector.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq GP2 features noise reduction, unlike 97% of projectors which do not feature noise reduction.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Benq GP2 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

Amongst similar types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in October 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The GP2 is one of the most economic to run data projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on fine energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the GP2 will cost only £22 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3c7739a