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Benq GP20 Projector

£399.00
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Nov 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £44.71 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Very low running costs
Not good in terms of size
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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two owners agreed that it was not lightweight. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com wrote “Like• LED light engine means no bulb replacement – ever• Decent accuracy without calibration• Small, lightweight” in their review of this projector. They also said “The BenQ GP20 LED projector houses a single DLP chip in a small lightweight chassis barely larger than a hardcover book” in their review.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including PC Mag, dgl.ru and gadgetreview.com have rated this projector on average 77%.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this Benq data projector on average 85%. Over 100% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 1,984 user and expert reviews (including 154 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The GP20 has an average running cost of only £45 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 161 multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type.


Design

Easy to Use

Two people thought it was easy to use. Expert review site Gadgetreview.com mentioned “Digital LED projector has a number of advantages over the more conventional bulb-based model, chief among them being ease of use, near-instant light start-up” in their review of this projector and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Globetrottergirl scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Benq GP20 review “The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I will change that.”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when Benq released the GP20.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq GP20 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available including cheaper projectors such as the EB-X03, or the EB-X18 (£379.98) both from Epson.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP20 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Benq MH680 (£607.98) is also worth considering.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 700 ANSI lumens, the Benq GP20 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the EB-X03 (2,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the EB-X27 (£321.72) (2,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Epson; or the Epson PowerLite X27 (£347.05) (2,700 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP20 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Epson EB-X03 or you might consider a higher rated multimedia projector such as the Optoma ML550 (£382.08) are also worth considering.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Panasonic PT-LB280E (£414.88) is also worth considering.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supported

The Benq GP20 has a greater number of supported video formats than most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. This Benq projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of this type and age. The video formats supported "DAT", "DIVX", "M-JPEG", "MPEG", "MPEG1", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this data projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Benq GP20 has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 36dB noise level projectors currently available including the Benq GP10 (£472) which has better reviews.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-X18 (£379.98) (37dB and cheaper).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq GP20 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP20 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Packaging Content

Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq GP20 has a 3D glasses included, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq GP20 has a carrying case. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP20 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector have service life of lamps of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h. At 20,000 hours, the Benq GP20 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector, the Benq GP20 does not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3h7717e
Barcodes 00840046028145, 04718755046704, 05054533607828, 05054629590683, 08400460281452, 08592978040383

Benq GP20 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq GP20 review we compared this projector to 2,071 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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