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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

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this multimedia projector. Trusted Reviews gave this projector a "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at one other expert review site wrote that this data projector was good. 01net.com gave this Benq projector a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good Size

Several customers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “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” in their review. Howtospendit.ft.com said in their review of this projector “Problem was, pocket projectors were compact.”. Pcquest.com mentioned in their 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 lightweight. Expert website Cnet.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Despite its petite dimensions (140.3x52.5x129.8mm) and being rather lightweight (560g”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to carry around.

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Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Benq battery powered projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the better rated brands.

Good Technical Features

Three people wrote in their reviews that this projector had good features. Expert website Pcquest.com said in their review “The proud holder of features usual in mid-segment projectors”. Pcquest.com also wrote “The features are absolutely delightful and useful too”.

Good Connectivity

Some people who reviewed the Benq GP2 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review on expert review site PC Mag “Has a solid suite of connectivity choices”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the Benq GP2 concluded that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Five years ago expert website Chip.com.my mentioned in their Benq GP2 review “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(s)

The Benq GP2 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the GP2.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

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

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

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

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2.

An nHD (640x360) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 4,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 12,000h. The service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Benq GP2 of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the GP2.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq GP2 is a two number of built-in speakers projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 12", the biggest is 160", and the average display diagonal is 37". The display diagonal of the Benq GP2 of 160 inches is one of the biggest amongst similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Benq GP2 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP2. Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the GP2 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq GP2 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2 is 32dB, and the noise levels range from 29dB to 37dB. The Benq GP2 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 29 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GP2.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of data projectors of this spec and age range from 0.3W to 10W. With an RMS rated power of 4 Watts, the Benq GP2 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the GP2.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the projector brightnesss range from 12 ANSI lumens to 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 460 ANSI lumens. The Benq GP2 has a fairly bright projector brightness (200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP2.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the GP2 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 24dB to 32dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 24 decibels, the Benq GP2 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer reckoned that the product did not have good picture quality. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said 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

Most battery powered projectors that were released around the same time as the GP2 do not support 3D. The Benq GP2 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the GP2 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq GP2 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 16 gigabytes, the Benq GP2 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the GP2. The average maximum memory card size of comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GP2 is 48GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 16GB to 130GB.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The Benq GP2 is one of the heavier projectors of this spec and age (1.1 kilograms) amongst battery powered projectors of this age. Across all the battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 90g to 9.7kg.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the largest is 4GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Benq GP2 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq GP2

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Display Brightness
Display Number of Colours
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Battery
Charging Time
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj3c7739, benq 9hj3c7739a
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