Benq GP2


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Benq GP2

Benq GP2
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An economical to run and award winning quiet 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with very good features
29dB 1280 X 800 2400:1 No Oct 2012
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Benq GP2 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Benq GP2 number 40 in battery powered projectors.
18 Reviews + 1 Award
5 Years Old
Running Costs
£18 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 18 reviews. This projector has received an industry award from Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
The GP2 has running costs of only £18 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 3% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
Customers report it is a good size.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
USB display
Instant on/off
Ouch-Sensitive control panel
Design that puts you first
Brilliance that lasts through time
HD-Ready with a 720p resolution
Picture performances that enlighten you
USB file transfer
Multimedia connectivity that supports just about anything
Quieter than average noise level
Music playback in standby mode
4W integrated audio power
Compact and stylish design
An ultra portable entertainment station that fits in the palm of your hand
Detachable battery for total portability
The beq joybee mini projector gp2
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a built-in speaker
Stylized ventilation

Benq GP2 Video Reviews

Benq GP2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

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

Average Expert Reviews

18 experts from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, PC and have rated this multimedia projector on average 77%.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 2,379 owner and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its multimedia projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it concluded 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.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The GP2 is one of the most economic to run projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the GP2 is only £18.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in October 2012.


1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Benq GP2's noise level of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq GP2 of only 2,400 is lower than 82% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq GP2 of only 200 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Benq GP2's service life of lamp of 20,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 87% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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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. 81% of projectors have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP2 has a card reader integrated. 96% of multimedia projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq GP2 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 98% of projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Benq GP2 is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP2 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hj3c7739a

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