BenQ announces UK launch of the GP1 Mini Projector

May 20, 2009 | 18:33

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Hemel Hempstead, UK, May 20th, 2009 – BenQ has today announced the launch of their new PC-less, lamp-less GP1 Mini LED Projector. The hand sized, mini projector comes equip with lamp-free LED technology and an integrated USB video reader, making the projection of movies, photos, games consoles and videos all possible without the need for a PC. Weighing in at a lightweight 640g (1.4Ib), the GP1 is compatible with mass storage devices such as digital cameras, personal multimedia players, PDAs, iPods, iPhones, and Smartphones - making it a perfect, portable all round entertainment device for the modern, tech-savvy, digital-media-on-demand consumer.

The GP1 is the product of BenQ’s extensive experience and expertise in producing miniature, ease of use devices. Specially designed to keep you entertained wherever you go, the GP1 Mini Projector is LED lit to deliver stunning images up to 80” in size. It also comes with an integrated 2w speaker and headphone jack so you can enjoy audio from the GP1, further enriching your audiovisual enjoyment.

Boasting anytime, anywhere projection with its superb portability and brilliance, the GP1 is ideal for users of all ages. For families, the GP1 is terrific for taking on holiday, to sleepovers, to family functions, or just around the house – load movies or family photos/video onto a USB thumb drive and enjoy large-screen viewing in the hotel room or any room of the home. It displays bigger than any comparably priced TV and is much more versatile, portable, economical, and easier to use. Kids can add instant wow to sleepovers by connecting to gaming consoles or DVD players; or impress teachers by using it for school presentations.

Ideal for the business market, travelling business professionals can use the GP1 and USB reader for corporate videos, jpeg-format presentations, job interviews, or any spur-of-the-moment projection in the lounge, coffee shop, or even the smallest meeting room. Because the GP1 is plug-and-play effortless and does not require a PC, its simplicity makes it a perfect display device for older consumers unfamiliar with today’s technology.

For photographers and interior designers who demand colour precision and brilliance, the GP1’s unrivalled 120% NTSC and 100AL project photos, design renderings, and videos (such as virtual home tours) in high-impact colour, even in fully-lit settings. Compared to the average 55%-80% NTSC of most projectors, the GP1 noticeably outperforms with bolder, more deeply saturated hues across a broader colour gamut. The 15-80” image in 4:3 native format (16:9 selectable) is adjustable with digital zoom and preset picture PC and A/V modes. Auto play modes, auto keystone, auto search, and Wall Colour Correction get content up and running fast, while the integrated speaker delivers instant digital sound. Ample connectivity includes D-Sub, Composite, and USB inputs, and PC audio output. A detachable iPod/iPhone docking station is available as a clever option.

The GP1 Mini Projector is certified RoHS, WEEE, and EuP, draws 30% less power than competitor models, and has a <1W standby mode for environmental joy.

The GP1 Mini Projector will be available June 2009 in the U.K for £499

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n About BenQ Corporation

BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in mobile communications, visual display and network and digital convergence technologies. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, mobile phones, laptop PCs, storage devices, media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. 2007 revenues of BenQ Corporation exceeded US$1.83 billion dollars.*1

n About BenQ Group

The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 12 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., Daxin Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd. 2007 revenues of BenQ Group exceeded US$26 billion dollars.

*1 including consolidated revenue of branded business before being separated from manufacturing business.
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