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Benq GP30 Projector

£599.00
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £30.93 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Running costs are very low
Supports Wi-Fi
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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average running cost of the GP30 is only £31 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run multimedia projectors of this age and spec.


Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including hifitest.de and chip.com.tr the average expert rating of this Benq multimedia projector is 82%.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

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


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was October 2014 when this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq GP30 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP30 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support full HD including the Infocus IN8606HD (£499.96); or the W1400 (£599.95), or the TH682 (£639.99) both from Benq.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 900 ANSI lumens, the Benq GP30 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this data projector. Across all the projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the 98H (£474.32) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the PowerLite W29 (£474.32) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Epson or the NEC NP-L102 (£583.98) (1,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP30 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Benq W1400 (£599.95), or the Acer K335 (£609.97).

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Epson PowerLite 99W (£594.25) is also worth considering.

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Supports Five Video Formats Supported

The Benq GP30 has a greater number of supported video formats than most data projectors that were released more than two years ago. This projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector. The video formats supported "DAT", "MPEG", "MPEG1" and "XVID" are also supported by this data projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq GP30 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 36dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at including the Benq GP10 (£472) which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Epson EB-955W (£400) (37dB and cheaper).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq GP30 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP30 has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago do not have a card reader integrated.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors that were launched more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the Benq GP30 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Benq GP30 has a carrying case, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP30 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq GP30 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq nbsp132728, benq 132728, benq gp30
Barcodes 04718755053429

Benq GP30 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq GP30 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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