BenQ has introduced a new model in their Joybee series, the GP2. The GP2 uses a DLP imager and LEDs to produce 200 ANSI lumens at 720p (1,280×800) resolution with 2,400:1 contrast ratio. The older GP1 produces ANSI 100 lumens at SVGA (800×600) resolution with 2,000:1 contrast ratio. The new projector features a built-in 2GB PMP with SD card slot and can read a USB drive. The built in iPhone/iPod dock can be controlled by the included remote. Inputs include HDMI, Composite Video and USB. An optional detachable battery pack provides up to 2 hours of run time. Focus is manual and keystone is automatic. The standard carrying case includes a separate section for the power brick. Pricing and availability were not disclosed.
PMA’s projector market research has been following a trend of taking advantage of improvements in technology, as BenQ has done with the Joybee GP2, to replace existing models with projectors that feature significantly enhanced performance, especially increased brightness and higher resolution.