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Combine Your Gaming Setup and Home Office to Create the Ultimate Space


A productive home office setup and a dedicated gaming space are usually separate areas or combined in an unorganized way. Today, there are more opportunities to work a hybrid or remote job, prompting individuals to put more effort into the organization and flow of their desk space. Gaming desk setups have become workspaces, and work from home employees have invested in various forms of gaming. The need to utilize one area for both is something that requires the right set of monitors, cable management, and proper lighting. This article will review these topics to create the ultimate space for your work and game needs.

Having multiple screens makes you more efficient when working from home. Having a desk large enough to accommodate multiple screens, along with your gaming console, allows for a quick switch between work and play!

Before working on your setup, there are several things about your desk space that must be considered, such as the physical size, layout, and how much space you will need for your devices. For example, will you be using a single-screen setup, an ultra-wide monitor, dual monitors, or triple displays? Where will your laptop, desktop, game consoles, accessories, or any other work items be stored? Having just enough space is good, but having extra space is beneficial for future changes you make to your desk setup. To have a fun and efficient gaming/work setup, there are three essential areas to focus on:

  • Selecting the Right Monitor
  • Connecting Your Monitors and Cables
  • Having Proper Lighting

Selecting the Right Monitor

To determine what type of monitor you need, start by researching what kind of monitors will work best for the types of games you intend to play. Racing, fighting, FPS, or sports titles will require a fast refresh rate, minimal lag, and game-specific settings to get the best experience. For action-adventure games, it would be best to select a monitor with a higher resolution to enjoy the beaty of the worlds within the games. Unless you have a job that requires a specific type of monitor, such as photography or graphic design, the monitor you select should focus on your gaming needs. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be able to work efficiently and switch to gaming with ease.

Even if you’re unsure about which monitor to select or what you need to game, make sure that the monitors you are considering support HDMI 2.1. Consoles such as PS5 or Xbox Series X/S offer stunning visual features that will require the correct monitor and cable. When it comes to your perfect monitor setup, see what features are available on the monitors to help improve your gaming experience. A high-quality monitor may also promote productivity for your work.


Additional information regarding the benefits of HDMI 2.1 for game consoles can be found here.

To fully enjoy the charm of the PS5 and Xbox, the monitor must support HDMI 2.1. However, to make cable management neater while still retaining the full capabilities of HDMI 2.1, you need to use the BenQ Hybrid Dock

Connecting Your Monitors and Cables

If you invest in a dual-monitor or tri-monitor setup, you’ll notice an excessive amount of cables to manage your devices. To connect all these devices and have a productive workspace, you can invest in a docking station that offers multi-screen support for monitors with a single USB-C cable, making the final setup organized and productive.


Be sure to research which docking station will work for you, as not all docking stations are equipped with HDMI 2.1 support that is needed for the enhanced capabilities of the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. HDMI 2.1 is imperative for these gaming consoles as it provides higher data transfer rates and advanced image processing capabilities, ensuring players can fully immerse themselves in the high-quality graphics and smooth gameplay. HDMI 2.1 compatibility is essential to unleashing your full gaming potential without constraints.

Another aspect to consider is Dynamic HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Dynamic HDR is a feature that offers darker blacks and lighter whites for color and contrast, making the images perfect scene-by-scene and frame-by-frame. Variable Refresh Rate refers to a display that constantly changes the refresh rate on its own, resulting in everything being significantly smoother.


The BenQ DP1310 Docking Station supports all these features with excellent cable management, allowing you to easily switch between your gaming and work devices with a single push of a button. It also has extra ports to charge your phone or other devices in use, a great benefit for a productive space. To learn more details about the benefits of the beCreatus DP1310, read here.

With the BenQ Hybrid Dock, you can quickly switch between work and play with just one click.

Having Proper Lighting

One of the most important things for your desk setup, that is often overlooked, is good lighting. A desk lamp, window, or ceiling light may be enough for general visibility, but they will not help regarding eye care. Eyestrain is a serious concern for individuals who spend long hours in front of a screen, and having the right lighting on your desk can help prevent this. For example, the Screen Bar Halo offers “Real Time Auto Dimming” that detects the ambient light and supplements it automatically. It is compatible with various monitor types and configurations and features three light modes. All this will significantly help with eye strain, fatigue, headaches, and any other issues that could arise from being in front of a monitor for long periods of use.


Learn more about the Screen Bar Halo here.

Lighting is also an important aspect of both work and gaming. Bright lighting for the desk when working, and ambient backlighting for gaming. This can be achieved by switching modes with the ScreenBar Halo.

Regardless of the type of work you do and the type of games you enjoy at home, this should be a good starting point to further your research to have a functional, productive, and fun setup.


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