Benq GP3
Benq GP3
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Overall Score

Benq GP3 Recommended
A cheap to run and award winning 10000:1 280 x 800 projector
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq GP3 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews,
4 Reviews + 1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$15 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of only $15 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 3% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The GP3 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 3G2, 3GP and 3 more video formats supported
Does not support full HD
Quite dim projector brightness

Benq GP3 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

This data projector was given a "Recommended" award by review site who said that this multimedia projector was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including, and the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 75 out of 100.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

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


Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Benq GP3 does not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq GP3 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other data projectors, the Benq GP3's projector brightness of only 300 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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The Benq GP3 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Supports 3G2, 3GP and 3 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Benq GP3 is more than most projectors. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MPEG, but this video formats supported is not supported by this projector. The video formats supported MP4, AVI, 3GP, MOV and 3G2 are also supported by this data projector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq GP3 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors also have a carrying case.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP3 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP3 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Benq GP3 has a quite long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the GP3 in March 2013.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the GP3 is only $15, which makes it one of the cheapest to run data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj8h7739e
Barcodes 04718755040030