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Benq GP3

f1cd.ru Recommended
A stunningly economical to run and award winning 10000:1 280 x 800 data projector
10,000 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq GP3 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Benq GP3 as follows for Summary.
84
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
54
Features
Average Features
27
Age
4 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£15 Over 5 Years
46
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%. This projector has received a "Recommended" award from F1cd.ru. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The GP3 has running costs of only £15 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 3% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Quite long service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness

Benq GP3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Benq projector. This was from F1cd.ru who gave it an "Recommended".

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,134 expert and user reviews (including 284 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Benq GP3 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq GP3 of 33dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 42% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq GP3 of 10,000 is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 51% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq GP3 of only 300 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 5% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GP3 has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Benq GP3's service life of lamp of 20,000h is quite long compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP3 has a handheld remote control. 79% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports 3G2, 3GP and 3 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Benq GP3 is more than most multimedia projectors. This projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors. The video formats supported "AVI", "3GP", "MOV" and "3G2" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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HD-Ready

The Benq GP3 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of multimedia projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq GP3 has a carrying case. 81% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq GP3 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP3 has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 95% of multimedia projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the GP3 in March 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The GP3 has an average running cost of only £15 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hj8h7739e

Barcodes:

04718755040030

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