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Benq GP20 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2013
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Light and compact at 1.5kg, the BeQ GP20 Ultra-Lite LED Projector is powered by short-throw and LED projection technologies to turn every room at home into a place for great big family fun! -... More
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18 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including PC Mag, gadgetreview.com, hifitest.de and dgl.ru have rated this data projector on average 78%.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Benq has good average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Globetrottergirl gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I will change that.”. Expert review site Gadgetreview.com said three years ago “Digital LED projector has a number of advantages over the more conventional bulb-based model, chief among them being ease of use, near-instant light start-up” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq GP20 owner who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Globetrottergirl scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “For such a tiny thing (it fits on my standard size fireplace mantlepiece) it sure produces a wall full of picture with clear fab colours” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Size

One Benq GP20 owner who bought this projector concluded that it was lightweight. Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned “The BenQ GP20 LED projector houses a single DLP chip in a small lightweight chassis barely larger than a hardcover book” in their review.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the GP20 which do not support wi-Fi, the Benq GP20 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP20 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider including the Optoma DH1008[plb_2529465_price], or the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq GP20 supports 3D.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the Optoma DH1008[plb_2529465_price], or the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq GP20 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). Across all projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GP20 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq GP20 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP20. This data projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the GP20 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the GP20 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h. At 30,000 hours, the Benq GP20 has a very long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the Benq GP20 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GP20. The service life of lamps of data projectors that came out around the same time as the GP20 range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq GP20 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the Benq GP20 is more than most projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it. This data projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by projectors of a comparable age and type to the GP20. The video formats supporteds "DAT", "DIVX", "M-JPEG", "MPEG", "MPEG1", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this Benq data projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Benq GP20 has a greater number of supported image formats than most multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it. This Benq multimedia projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of this type and age. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors of this age and type the weights range from 2.2g to 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg. The Benq GP20 is one of the lighter projectors of a comparable spec and age to the GP20 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst data projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP20, the Benq GP20 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1008[plb_2529465_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the GP20 is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens. When compared to other data projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Benq GP20's projector brightness of only 700 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Optoma X316[plb_2280095_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Offset

With an offset of only 100 percent, the Benq GP20 has one of the smaller offsets amongst data projectors of this age. The offsets of data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.03% to 140%, and the average offset is 100%.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Benq GP20 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GP20

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq GP20 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] (34dB) which also has a higher rating.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq GP20 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Other Operating Systems Supported
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
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Expert Reviews

(9)
23 May 2014

BenQ's GP20 Ultra-Lite LED Projector is an efficient digital projector that provides a large image...

14 May 2014

The BenQ GP20 projector offers WXGA (1,280-by-800) resolution and a light source meant to last the life of the projector, to keep running costs low...

Like? LED light engine means no bulb replacement ? ever? Decent accuracy without calibration? Small, lightweight, and portable? Lots of connectivity options including wirelessWould Like?...

16 March 2014

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22 October 2014
720p resolution
Aspect ratio selectable
Reads files from USB memory keys
SD cards, and internal RAM
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-enabled HDMI port
Speaker amplification tiny
Shows scaling artifacts at its native resolution
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 30 September 2014 by Movieguy
Movieguy would recommend the BenQ GP20 (Verified Purchase)

I got this projector after I want a home theater on my basement no to fancy, but after I got it I only can say that I love this projector, nice pic easy setting and you can set it on the ceiling... Read more…

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lightweight
Long Lasting
Nice Pic
Reviewed 24 August 2014 by GlobeTrotterGirl "globetrotter Girl"
(Verified Purchase)

For such a tiny thing (it fits on my standard size fireplace mantlepiece) it sure produces a wall full of picture with clear fab colours. The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 August 2014 by GlobeTrotterGirl
(Verified Purchase)

For such a tiny thing (it fits on my standard size fireplace mantlepiece) it sure produces a wall full of picture with clear fab colours. The inbuilt speakers are very handy if not powerful, so I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $31.15
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $33.95
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p193997, benq 9g7sza00, benq p193997p
Barcodes 00840046028145, 04718755046704, 08400460281452, 08592978040383
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