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Benq GP20 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2013
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Light and compact at 1.5kg, the BeQ GP20 Ultra-Lite LED Projector is powered by short-throw and LED projection technologies to turn every room at home into a place for great big family fun! -... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, gadgetreview.com, hifitest.de and dgl.ru this Benq data projector has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Very Low Running Costs

The GP20 is in the cheapest 8% of all 118 projectors of a similar age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the GP20 will cost only £45 over 1 year to run.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Benq has good average ratings for its multimedia projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

A few customers agreed that it was easy to use. Globetrottergirl said in their review on Amazon “The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I will change that.”. Three years ago expert review site Gadgetreview.com wrote in their Benq GP20 review “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”.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq GP20 reviewer who purchased the product said that it had good colour saturation. Globetrottergirl mentioned “For such a tiny thing (it fits on my standard size fireplace mantlepiece) it sure produces a wall full of picture with clear fab colours” in their review of this projector.

Good Sound Quality

One Benq GP20 reviewer who bought the product wrote that it had good sound quality.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that the Benq GP20 was lightweight. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com wrote “The BenQ GP20 LED projector houses a single DLP chip in a small lightweight chassis barely larger than a hardcover book”.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age which do not support wi-Fi, the Benq GP20 supports wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Benq GP30[plb_2564760_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP20, the Benq GP20 has a built-in speaker(s).

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider include the Optoma W351[plb_2821580_price] which is cheaper; or the GT1080[pl_2415608_price], or the X351[pl_2821583_price] both from Optoma which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Benq GP20 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D and we think the Optoma W351[plb_2821580_price] which is cheaper; or the GT1080[pl_2415608_price], and the X351[pl_2821583_price] both from Optoma which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq GP20 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GP20 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Benq GP20 has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s (30,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GP20 is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Benq GP20 has a quite long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. The service life of lamps of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the GP20 range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Benq GP20 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The Benq GP20 has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors of a comparable age and type to it. This projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. The video formats supporteds "DAT", "DIVX", "M-JPEG", "MPEG", "MPEG1", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Benq GP20 is more than most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the GP20. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Benq projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec data projector that is a comparable age to the GP20 is 2.2g heavy, the heaviest is 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg. The Benq GP20 is one of the lighter projectors that were released around the same time as the GP20 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Price Increase of £58.78

The price of the GP20 has increased by £58.78 in the last 36 days.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the GP20 do not support full HD. The Benq GP20 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma GT1070[plb_2503383_price]; or the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP20 that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the Benq GP20 of only 700 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. The average projector brightness of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP20 is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated) or the Optoma GT1070[plb_2503383_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Offset

The Benq GP20 has a quite small offset (only 100 percent) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP20. The offsets of similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the GP20 range from 0.03% to 140%, and the average offset is 100%.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Benq GP20 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the GP20 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Benq GP20 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the GP20 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GP20

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Benq multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq GP20 has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Optoma ZX210ST[plb_1748910_price] (34dB) which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq GP20 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Vertical
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Supported Aspect Ratios
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
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Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
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Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Other Operating Systems Supported
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
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Expert Reviews

(9)
23 May 2014

BenQ's GP20 Ultra-Lite LED Projector is an efficient digital projector that provides a large image...

14 May 2014

The BenQ GP20 projector offers WXGA (1,280-by-800) resolution and a light source meant to last the life of the projector, to keep running costs low...

Like? LED light engine means no bulb replacement ? ever? Decent accuracy without calibration? Small, lightweight, and portable? Lots of connectivity options including wirelessWould Like?...

16 March 2014

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22 October 2014
720p resolution
Aspect ratio selectable
Reads files from USB memory keys
SD cards, and internal RAM
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-enabled HDMI port
Speaker amplification tiny
Shows scaling artifacts at its native resolution
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 30 September 2014 by Movieguy
Movieguy would recommend the BenQ GP20 (Verified Purchase)

I got this projector after I want a home theater on my basement no to fancy, but after I got it I only can say that I love this projector, nice pic easy setting and you can set it on the ceiling... Read more…

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lightweight
Long Lasting
Nice Pic
Reviewed 24 August 2014 by GlobeTrotterGirl "globetrotter Girl"
(Verified Purchase)

For such a tiny thing (it fits on my standard size fireplace mantlepiece) it sure produces a wall full of picture with clear fab colours. The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 August 2014 by GlobeTrotterGirl
(Verified Purchase)

For such a tiny thing (it fits on my standard size fireplace mantlepiece) it sure produces a wall full of picture with clear fab colours. The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p193997, benq 9g7sza00, benq p193997p
Barcodes 00840046028145, 04718755046704, 08400460281452, 08592978040383

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