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Benq GP2 Projector

2400:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB 200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £21.79 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good size
Lack of crispness with SD content
33 Reviews + 1 Award
01net.com 5 Star

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this data projector was good. 01net.com gave this projector a "5 Star" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk, PC Mag and pcforalla.idg.se this projector has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Benq is one of the better rated multimedia projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.


Tinny Speakers

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq GP2 did not have good sound quality. Gadgetstouse.com mentioned five years ago “Speakers could be better” in their Benq GP2 review. Gadgetstouse.com also wrote “Onboard sound not the best” in their review. Gadgetstouse.com also said “Tinny speakers” in their review.

Lack of Crispness With SD Content

One customer who purchased the Benq GP2 concluded that it did not have a sharp image. Gadgetstouse.com said “Lack of crispness with SD content”.

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

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HD Content Looks Brilliant

One owner said that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetstouse.com mentioned “HD content looks brilliant” in their review of this projector but even so they only rated this projector 1 stars.

Comes With Carry Bag and Remote

One customer who purchased the Benq GP2 thought it had a good remote control. Gadgetstouse.com wrote five years ago “Comes with carry bag and remote” in their review of this projector.

Good Standard Def Image

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners who purchased this projector thought it was compact. Expert review site Pcquest.com scored this projector 5 stars and said 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”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews five years ago “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”. Four years ago expert review site Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned “Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.”.

One owner who purchased the product thought it was easy to carry around. One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote five years ago “Despite its petite dimensions (140.3x52.5x129.8mm) and being rather lightweight (560g”.

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Price

Plays Most Media Formats Off a USB SD Card, iOS Device Dock is a Value Add for Some Users

Two owners reckoned that it was good value for money. Five years ago Gadgetstouse.com said in their review of this projector “Plays most media formats off a USB SD card, iOS device dock is a value add for some users” but even so they gave it a score of 1 stars. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “The Joybee GP2 makes a good case for itself, if you need a projector that's affordable, has a good mind for business” in their review of this projector.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 8 stars and mentioned five years ago “It's expensive compared to the competition”.

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Smart TV

IPhone Dock Lots of Connectivity Options

Three customers who reviewed this projector mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Gadgetstouse.com mentioned “IPhone dock lots of connectivity options”.


Features

Multifarious Features and Ports

Four customers agreed that it had good features. Gadgetstouse.com said “Multifarious features and ports”. Expert review site Pcquest.com wrote “The features are absolutely delightful” in their review of the Benq GP2 and gave this projector a rating of 5 stars. Pcquest.com also wrote “The proud holder of features usual in mid-segment projectors” in their review.


Audio

Reasonably Loud Audio

One person considered that this projector was noisy. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Reasonably loud audio”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person considered that this projector was noisy. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Reasonably loud audio”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The GP2 has an average running cost of £22 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 20 battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP2 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

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Power

Detachable Battery

Two customers who bought this projector concluded that it had a good battery life. Pc Advisor.co.uk said in their review of this projector five years ago “Detachable battery” . Gadgetstouse.com said “Optional battery pack” in their review of this projector nonetheless they only gave this projector a rating of 14 out of 100.


Design

Robust

One person who reviewed the product thought it was strong and durable.

One person who bought this projector said that it was well made. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Benq GP2 on expert review site PC Mag “The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a versatile palmtop projector that packs an iPhone dock and has a solid suite of connectivity choices” and rated it 6 stars.

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Decent Image Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Five years ago Gadgetstouse.com mentioned “Good projection quality”. Gadgetstouse.com also said “Decent image quality” in their review. Expert website Chip.com.my said “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” and scored it 5 stars.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Four Video Formats Supported

The Benq GP2 has a greater number of supported video formats than most battery powered projectors that were launched more than two years ago. This Benq multimedia projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector. The video formats supported "3GP", "AVI" and "MOV" are also supported by this Benq projector.

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Display

Has a Built-In Display

The Benq GP2 has a built-in display, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector do not have a built-in display.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Benq GP2 is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector are also not Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP2 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other data projectors of this type and age which have a handheld remote control.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP2 has a card reader integrated, as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq GP2 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

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

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

An nHD (640x360) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 200 ANSI lumens, the Benq GP2 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector. The projector brightnesses of comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 12 ANSI lumens to 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 400 ANSI lumens.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Favi Entertainment J5-PICO-HD (400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the LG PG60 (£612.47) (500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Performance

Features Noise Reduction

The Benq GP2 features noise reduction. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also feature noise reduction.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq GP2 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Benq GP2 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3c7739a

Benq GP2 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq GP2 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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