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Benq GP2 Projector

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended
2400:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB 200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Meet the all new Joybee GP2 BeQ's second-generation LED mini projector! Styled with the signature black and white design, this palm-sized device leads the category with a number of upgraded... More
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Review of BenQ JoyBee GP2 - Compact Portable Projector

21 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This multimedia projector was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who concluded that this data projector was good.

One additional expert review site thought that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Good Size

Several customers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was compact. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The Joybee 2 is a miniature LED projector with a built-in iPod dock, which is designed to be taken with you to show off your videos” and scored it 80 out of 100. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.”. Pcquest.com mentioned in their Benq GP2 review “A compact projector in the real sense as it frees you from the hassles of needing a PC or power to run it”.

One Benq GP2 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. One person who reviewed this projector said that it was lightweight. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review on expert review site CNET.com.au “Despite its petite dimensions (140.3x52.5x129.8mm) and being rather lightweight (560g”.

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Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,080 user and expert reviews, Benq has good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its battery powered projectors compared to other brands.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought it concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Pcquest.com said in their review four years ago “The proud holder of features usual in mid-segment projectors” . Pcquest.com also mentioned “The features are absolutely delightful and useful too”.

Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed the Benq GP2 concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com mentioned four years ago “Has a solid suite of connectivity choices”.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Chip.com.my wrote “The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a joyful little projector that's capitalises on its portability with a robust set of features,  connectivity options and good display quality”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other battery powered projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Aiptek MobileCinema A50P.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on data projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq GP2 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WVGA (854x480).

A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the GP2.

Across comparable types of multimedia projector the worst resolution is nHD (640x360).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the GP2 range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,200h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 30,000 hours, the Benq GP2's service life of lamp in economic mode is one of the longest amongst similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP2.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq GP2 is a two built-in speaker projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP2 only have one built-in speaker.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

When compared to other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2 that we have assessed, the Benq GP2's display diagonal of 160 inches is one of the biggest. The display diagonals of projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the GP2 range from 12" to 160", and the average display diagonal is 32".

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq GP2 is a two USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Quite High Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 1M and the highest is 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the Benq GP2 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 29 decibels, the Benq GP2 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of battery powered projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP2 is 29dB and the loudest is 35dB.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Benq GP2 is more than most comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as it. This data projector supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the GP2. The image formats "BMP" and "PNG" are also supported by this Benq data projector.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 2W, and the RMS rated power range from 0.6W to 10W. At 4 Watts, the Benq GP2 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the GP2.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of data projectors of a similar type and age to the GP2 is 410 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 200 ANSI lumens, the Benq GP2 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 24 decibels, the Benq GP2 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the GP2. Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the GP2 the noise levels in economy mode range from 24dB to 32dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer concluded that it did not have good picture quality. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of the Benq GP2 “If you're the kind of person that can overlook some image quality problems in exchange for portability”.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq GP2 does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other battery powered projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the GP2 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq GP2 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other battery powered projectors that are a similar age to the GP2 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the GP2 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq GP2 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 16 gigabytes, the Benq GP2 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP2. The smallest maximum memory card size of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GP2 is 16GB and the biggest is 130GB.

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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 projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

At 1.1 kilograms, the Benq GP2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the GP2. Data projectors that were released around the same time as the GP2 have weights of between 0.045g and 9.7kg.

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Very Long Charging Time

When compared to other projectors of this age and type that we have checked, the Benq GP2's charging time of 3.5 hours is one of the longest. Projectors of this age and type have charging times of between 2h and 3.5h, and the average charging time is 2.6h.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq GP2

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the GP2 over four years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Multimedia
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Document Format
Design
Colour
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display Colour
Display Type
Display Brightness
Supported Number of Colours Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Battery
Charging Time
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

2 Awards

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

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A pocket projector could also, if you thought even more carefully, project films from your PC on to a hotel wall in your R&R time on a trip. Problem was, pocket projectors were compact, but not... Read more…

26 December 2012

In all to conclude BenQ Joybee GP2 projector is a great option as a portable projector which could be easy to carry and provide good quality of projection for video from iphone or other storage...

7 December 2012

BenQ?s JoyBee GP2 projector offers not only an iPod/iPhone docking station to project media stored on your phone, but also a broad range of connectivity options plus internal storage. If you?re...

16 August 2012

A compact projector in the real sense as it frees you from the hassles of needing a PC or power to run it. The price is a bit too much for a mini projector, but the features are absolutely...

7 August 2012

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a joyful little projector that's capitalises on its portability with a robust set of features, connectivity options and good display quality. Perfect for folks on the...

5 June 2012

Overall, BenQ?s JoyBee GP2 is the classic jack-of-all-trades but master of none. If you can live with trading picture quality for portability, it may be the perfect addition to your travel...

28 May 2012

For a portable projector, the BenQ Joybee GP2 is an excellent package. We liked the overall performance, the USB port for direct media playback and the additional dock for an iPhone or iPod Touch....

21 May 2012

The Joybee GP2 makes a good case for itself, if you need a projector that's affordable, has a good mind for business and is acceptable for casual use...

5 May 2012

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.11 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3c7739, benq 9hj3c7739a
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