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Benq GP2 Projector

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended
2400:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB 200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Meet the all new Joybee GP2 BeQ's second-generation LED mini projector! Styled with the signature black and white design, this palm-sized device leads the category with a number of upgraded... More
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Review of BenQ JoyBee GP2 - Compact Portable Projector

21 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This battery powered projector received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews who said that this Benq multimedia projector was good.

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good Size

Several people who reviewed it said that it was compact. Five years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “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” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert website Howtospendit.ft.com said “Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.”. Expert website Pcquest.com mentioned in their 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 Benq GP2 owner who bought it reckoned that it was lightweight. Five years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert website CNET.com.au “Despite its petite dimensions (140.3x52.5x129.8mm) and being rather lightweight (560g”. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

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Good Brand

Based on 2,085 user and expert reviews, Benq has good reviews for its data projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically within its battery powered projectors range.

Good Technical Features

Three Benq GP2 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Pcquest.com wrote in their Benq GP2 review “The proud holder of features usual in mid-segment projectors”. Pcquest.com also said “The features are absolutely delightful and useful too”.

Good Connectivity

A few Benq GP2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago expert website Pcmag.com scored this projector 4 stars and said “Has a solid suite of connectivity choices”.

Robust

One person who bought the Benq GP2 reckoned that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq GP2 owners said that it was good quality. Expert website Chip.com.my mentioned “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” in their review of this projector.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq GP2 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WVGA (854x480).

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution across all projectors of a similar age and type to the GP2.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of data projector is nHD (640x360).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq GP2 is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

When compared to other projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2 that we have checked, the service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Benq GP2 of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GP2 range from 4,000h to 30,000h.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

At 160 inches, the Benq GP2 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP2. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 12" and the biggest is 160".

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Quite High Number of Colours

The average number of colours of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 400M. The Benq GP2 has a fairly high number of colours (1,070 million) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq GP2 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Benq GP2 is more than most similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it. This data projector supports a BMP image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by battery powered projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The image formats supporteds "JPG" and "PNG" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Benq GP2 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The noise levels of battery powered projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GP2 range from 29dB to 37dB.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the GP2 is 2W. The Benq GP2 has a fairly high RMS rated power (4 Watts) compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GP2.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq GP2 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (200 ANSI lumens) amongst battery powered projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of battery powered projectors that came out more than two years ago is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 5,500 ANSI lumens.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GP2 range from 24dB to 32dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 27dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 24 decibels, the Benq GP2 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good picture quality. Goodgearguide.com.au said five years ago “If you're the kind of person that can overlook some image quality problems in exchange for portability” in their review.

A Bit Expensive

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GP2 was not cheap. Five years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the Benq GP2 “Expensive lamp replacements”. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “It's expensive compared to the competition”.

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq GP2 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other battery powered projectors that were released around the same time as the GP2 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP2 do not support full HD. The Benq GP2 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq GP2 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP2 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of data projectors of this age and spec range from 16GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 16 gigabytes, the Benq GP2 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Heavy

At 1.1 kilograms, the Benq GP2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP2. The lightest data projector of this type and age is 0.3g heavy and the heaviest is 9.7kg.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GP2 range from 2GB to 4GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 3.2GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 2 gigabytes, the Benq GP2 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq GP2

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over four years.

Running Costs Are Average

The GP2 has an average running cost of £22 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 17 data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Display Brightness
Display Number of Colours
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Battery
Charging Time
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

2 Awards

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended

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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The Joybee GP2 raises the bar in the mini-projector category with optional battery operation, a broad range of source connections, and Apple iPhone/iPod docking. It also has an ample internal... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £14.42
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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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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