BenQ GS50: IPX2 portable projector launches with built-in speakers and Android TV
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BenQ has introduced another portable speaker following the arrival of the GV30. While the GV30 topped out at 720p, the GS50 reaches 1080p. It also gets much brighter at 500 ANSI Lumens, 200 ANSI Lumens brighter than the GV30. The GS50 can create 80, 90 or 100-inch images, too.
Additionally, the DLP projector has a 1.21 throw ratio, 2D keystone adjustment and 98% Rec. 709 colour space coverage. BenQ has also integrated 2.1-channel speakers using dual 5 W mid-tweeters and a 10 W woofer, which all support various sound modes. The Android TV-enabled projector has a 3.5 mm audio port too, should you prefer to connect the projector to external speakers.
Supposedly, the GS50 will last up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and is IPX2 certified, another way of saying splash resistant. Incidentally, BenQ has equipped the GS50 with an HDMI 2.0b port that supports HDCP 2.2, a USB Type-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode and a USB Type-A port.
The GS50 will be available to order later this month in the UK for £629. By contrast, the projector will be arriving next month in the Eurozone for €749.