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Benq GP1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 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 Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good reviews. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq GP1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

BenQ Joybee GP1


This mini projector offers better performance than the pico competition at an affordable price.

Small, compact design ; Bright, clear images ; Automatic keystone adjustment

Loud fan ; Controls tricky to use ; Must convert PowerPoints before playback

The BenQ GP1 is a very capable projector for those looking to travel light. Its brightness is more suitable than pico projectors for business presentations in larger rooms, and the $499 price makes it half as expensive as larger (albeit much brighter)...

Aug, 2010

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BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector


Not as lilliputian as a pico projector nor as big as an ultraportable, the BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector is well suited for business users who want to travel light, but still need to show clients a crisp, bright presentation. At $499 (currently on...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

BenQ Joybee GP1


At 1.4 pounds (3 pounds traveling weight), the compact BenQ Joybee GP1 ($499 as of 8/7/09) is the second-smallest LED projector in the group of seven projectors (four lamp-based and three LED-based) that we tested for our recent ultraportable...

Combination projector/media player ; 20,000 hours of LED light

Low brightness (100 lumens) ; Short input cable

This compact LED projector displays good-looking images with or without a PC attached, but it works best only in low lighting.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

BenQ Joybee GP1 Review


Our previous run-ins with pico-projectors have left us vaguely disappointed, with units that will certainly fit in your pocket but underwhelm in their performance. BenQ's Joybee GP1 has sized itself out pocket-portability but promises improved quality...

Jun, 2009

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BenQ GP1 LED pocket projector reviewed: loved, possibly lurved


The universal acclaim for BenQ's GP1 LED projector is deafening. Naturally, some trade-offs were made in brightness, contrast, and resolution in order to squee...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

BenQ Joybee GP1 Pocket Projector unboxing and demo videos


For $499, you get the world's first-ever LED-based projector with a USB reader. Specs wise, you'll find a Texas Instruments DLP projection system outputting 858 x 600 resolution, 100 ANSI lumens, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, a built-in 2-watt speaker and...

May, 2009

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BenQ Joybee GP1


As with all palmtops so far, the GP1 is built around a DLP chip along with an LED light source meant to last for the life of the projector. The LEDs, rated at 20,000 hours, help keep the total cost of ownership down. Standard projector lamps typically...

Highly portable. Surprisingly loud audio. LED light source with 20,000-hour lifetime. Shows photos, presentations, and video from USB memory key

Some minor image quality flaws for data projection

The BenQ Joybee GP1 is small, lightweight, and bright, and it offers built-in audio, making it the most impressive palmtop projector yet available.

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

BenQ Joybee GP1 LED Projector Review


Projectors have gone through several iterations in the time I've been around. From old, clunky CRT systems to DLP and LCD systems, projectors have gotten brighter, smaller and more feature-rich. But

Small footprint ; Bright LED output ; Great for portability

Fixed lens ; Large external power supply ; Included case only holds main projector unit

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Best micro-portable projector


The BenQ Joybee GP1 fills the bill for users who need something bigger than a pico projector but smaller than a full-sized portable projector, reviewers say. Barely bigger than a soda can and weighing just 1.4 pounds, portability is terrific. Colors...

Small and light, good image quality, easy to use, long bulb life

Some color complaints, steep initial learning curve, limited brightness, complaints about projector controls, power supply big and heavy

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector is a palm-sized, pocket projector designed to keep you entertained wherever you go! All you have to do is plug in your personal media device to turn downloaded movies, photos, and even music videos into great big fun! This mini projector is LED-lit to deliver stunning images up to 80" in size! It also comes with an integrated 2W speaker to further enrich your audiovisual enjoyment. So have a seat, relax, and enjoy! With the BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector, things are certainly lookin' great! At last! Break free of the typical constraints that come with traditional projectors! A grand expedition is just about to begin - just let your imagination work it! The BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector is packed with various thoughtful features designed to keep everything running nice and smooth - giving you outstanding projection performance wherever you go!

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:100ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:6.7ft / 80in
Max Resolution:858 x 600
Min Image Size:1.2ft / 15in
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ Joybee


Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600) / SVGA (858x600)

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:20000hour(s)
Lamp Type:LED

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB