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Benq GP2

01net.com 5 Star
A cheap to run and award winning 2400:1 280 x 800 projector
2400:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 29dB Oct 2012
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Benq GP2 Review

85
18 Reviews + 1 Award
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
94
$18 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 18 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of only $18 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 3% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The GP2 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a card reader integrated
Quite quiet noise level
Quite dim projector brightness
Not Energy Star certified

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Benq GP2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site said that this projector was very good. 01net.com gave this Benq multimedia projector a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this data projector is 77% based on 18 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk, PC Mag and pcforalla.idg.se.

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Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,072 owner and expert reviews (including 270 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Size

Two owners who purchased this projector agreed that it was compact.

  • A compact projector in the real sense as it frees you from the hassles of needing a PC or power to run it…
    Pcquest.com August 2012
  • Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.

Features

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP2 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other data projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq GP2 of only 200 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest amongst projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Benq GP2 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. At 20,000 hours, the Benq GP2 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Benq GP2 has a built-in display. Most of the other data projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most of the other projectors, the Benq GP2 is not Energy Star certified.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP2 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP2 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other data projectors which have a handheld remote control.

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Supports 3GP, AVI and 2 More Video Formats Supported

The Benq GP2 has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MPEG, but this video formats supported is not supported by this projector. The video formats supported MP4, AVI, 3GP and MOV are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq GP2 features noise reduction. Most of the other projectors also feature noise reduction.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in October 2012.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The GP2 is one of the cheapest to run multimedia projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the GP2 will cost only $18 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3c7739a

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