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Benq GP3 Projector

£580.71
£499.29 £81.42 cheaper than 72 days ago
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £18.11 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Very low running costs
Quite dim projector brightness
9 Reviews + 1 Award
f1cd.ru Recommended
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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The GP3 is in the cheapest 2% of all 161 similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the GP3 will cost only £19 over 1 year to run.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector. This data projector received a "Recommended" award from F1cd.ru.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including macworld.com.au, parentesis.com and macworld.fr the average expert rating of this projector is 75 out of 100.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 1,984 owner and expert reviews (including 154 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. 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.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when Benq released the GP3.


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the projector brightness of the Benq GP3 of only 300 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Infocus IN1146 (1,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Benq TH682 (£628.90) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP3 does not support full HD. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W1070 (£499); or the W1400 (£599.95), or the TH682 (£628.90) both from Benq.

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HD-Ready

The Benq GP3 is HD-Ready. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP3 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the W1400 (£599.95), or the TH682 (£628.90) both from Benq.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Acer K335 (£609.97) is also worth considering.

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Supports Five Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Benq GP3 is more than most projectors that have been available for more than two years. This data projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by data projectors of this spec and age. The video formats supported "3G2", "3GP", "MOV" and "MP4" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 33 decibels, the Benq GP3 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of their better review scores, the W1400 (£599.95), or the MH680 (£607.98) both from Benq.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Acer K335 (£609.97) (33dB).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq GP3 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP3 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector do not have a card reader integrated.

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector have service life of lamps of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h. The Benq GP3 has a quite long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Benq GP3 has a carrying case. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP3 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq GP3 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755040030

Benq GP3 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq GP3 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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