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Benq GP1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Benq GP1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Benq GP1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (

BenQ GP1 LED Portable Projector


The BenQ GP1 is a late arrival to the portable LED projector party but you could say it's been worth the wait.

BenQ is a little later than some to the LED portable projector market but it would seem the wait has been well worth it. It's among the smallest, has the most features - including USB video playback and photo viewing - and currently is one of the...

May, 2009

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BenQ JoyBee GP1 review


The fashion for pocket-sized projectors gets even more, well, fashionable with BenQ's painfully cute JoyBee GP1

A flexible and attractive pint-sized projector, if a little too pricey

Oct, 2009

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Stuff magazine


The fashion for pocket-sized projectors gets even more, well, fashionable with BenQ's painfully cute JoyBee GP1

A flexible and attractive pint-sized projector, if a little too pricey

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

BenQ Joybee GP1 projector


It is no surprise that BenQ have added a mini projector to their portfolio, joining the likes of LG and Acer in offering a projector that is small enough to slip into a bag, ideal for ad-hoc use or business trips. Mini projectors aren't designed to...

On-board speaker, simple to focus and set-up

File support through USB is a little hit and miss, you'll need extra cables

Mini projectors aren't designed to replace or even compete with their larger brethren. But they do offer unrivalled portability, meaning you can easily slip one into a briefcase or overnight bag. The cost too is appealing, although those who want...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Cox (

Benq Joybee GP1 review


The venerable ol' bulb may have had its day

Nifty new projection tech ; Teeny tiny package…

…with loads of necessary accessories ; Dim at a distance

This feels weak up against others in its bracket, despite the revolutionary lamp

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Harvell and Richard Leon (

BenQ Joybee GP1 review


The BenQ Joybee GP1 can be tripod mounted or placed on a desk or shelf, and includes adjustable feet to get your image just right. It didn't quite provide the display size of the other projectors in our test, but offered an adequate 70in, tweaked with...

Ultimately, the Joybee GP1 aims to be a personal, portable projector and its LED projection does look great at close quarters. For the price, however, it simply doesn't match up to the performance of smaller models we've tested.

Apr, 2011

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BenQ GP1 review


BenQ's Joybee GP1 is tiny - it literally fits in your hand - and weighs just 640g. This DLP projector achieves this feat by replacing the usual lamp and colour wheel with coloured LEDs.

The low price and amazing portability of the GP1 make it the best mini projector to date, but it's still far from perfect.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Leon (

BenQ GP1 review


Part of BenQ's Joybee range of portable products, the GP1 is more of a micro than a pico projector - although the official name for the format is 'palm projector'.

The Benq GP1 is a realistic replacement for a full-sized model - with good control of colour options and auto-keystoning it's a very effective point-and-show option for business use, and can give some of the cheaper home cinema systems a run for their...

Jun, 2009

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BenQ Joybee GP1 review


The low price and amazing portability of the GP1 make it the best mini projector to date, but it's still far from perfect.

Despite its fussy image controls and colours, we liked the GP1. It's ideal for travelling business people who don't rely on fine detail in their presentations, and with its optional iPod dock it's great for presenting short video clips, too. The GP1 is...

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Benq - GP1


There's a growing market for the new breed of mini projectors, judging by the rash of models being launched by most of the major players. Benq has recently released the ‘Joybee' GP1: we don't know why ...

If you need a compact projector for presentations on-site or a movie screen at home, the GP1 could fit the bill. Though it's not that bright and may take a bit of colour tweaking, the combination of LED light and DLP shutter is potent and the typical...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


Built-in Speakers: Yes


Computer Audio (mini-jack) input:1
PC Mouse Communication:USB


Display number of colours:16.78 million colours



Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast (full on/off):2000
Maximum Image Size:59
Maximum projection distance:2.4
Maximum Resolution:SXGA (1280x1024)
Minimum Image Size:14
Minimum Projection Distance:0.6
Standard Resolution:858x600
Supporting Aspect Ratios:16:9
Widescreen: No


Service life of lamp:20000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):2 - 17.7




Depth (in):4.72
Height (in):5.35
Weight (lb):1.32
Width (in):2.12


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2


Ethernet LAN: No

Other features

Acoustic pressure emissions:28
Additional accessories:iPod / iPhone Universal Dock
Aspect Ratio:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Audio input:RCA x 2
Compatibility:- VGA (640 x 480)\n- SXGA (1280 x 1024)
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Control panel:SVGA DMD x 1
Dimensions (WxDxH):136 x 120 x 54 / 136 x 54 x 120 / 54 x 136 x 120 / 57 x 120 x 136
Light Source:3 LED
Power requirements:100 - 240V AC / 100-240V AC 50-60 Hz
Projection lens:F=2, f=17.7 mm
Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 858 x 600
Video/data systems:NTSC\nPAL\nSECAM


Horizontal scan range:31 - 79 / 31 - 82
Noise Level:28 / 31
Vertical scan range:48 - 85 / 50 - 85


Full HD (1920x1080): No
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Composite Video In:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):60


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:100
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600) / SVGA (858x600)
Screen size compatibility:381 - 2032
Zoom capability: Yes
Zoom ratio:Fixed


Audible Noise:31
Lamp Life:20000
Power Consumption:60
Remote Control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions