Published on December 7th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock Review
Summary: BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock is a one stop shop for all your multiple device needs!
The new BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock targets a diverse range of consumers such as programmers, creators, designers and editors who want to expand their connectivity and productivity. Best of all, the BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock seamlessly switches between a assortment of devices, depending on your usage such as editing, gaming or everyday computer use.
In other words, it’s the perfect device to amalgamate your home workstation with your entertainment hub thanks to its ease of use and high speed video and data (up to 10Gpbs). For charging, you have access to 7.5W, 36W and also 100 watts of power (Over 130W of power) with the later perfect for notebooks or laptops.
Further, the BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock allows you connect up to three displays with a maximum resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160) per display via USB-C. While this review is PC focused, the BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock is also compatible with M1 and M2 chipsets that are used by Apple that again allows you to expand your display across three screens thanks to the USB-C input. Given that, the dock is even compatible with Chrome, Ubuntu and Android operating systems. It’s a true one-stop show dock!
The HMID input on the dock supports HDMI 2.1 which means you can access 8K at 60Hz but more importantly (which is a huge selling point for gamers), 4K at 120Hz. This means that next-gen gaming consoles (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X) can access 120 frames per second, including HDR (High Dynamic Range) at 3820 x 2160 which makes for crisp and very smooth gaming. Additionally this HDMI 2.1 port supports Dolby Atmos for that true surround sound experience, including richer audio. Swapping between the two input sources (USB-C and HDMI) is super easy thanks to the dedicated switcher button. It’s also relatively speed when you change from USB-C to 4K@60Hz to HDMI 2.1 at either 4K@120Hz or 8K@60Hz which are the two host
- BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Doctor
- USB-C 3.2 100W 4K braided cable
- HDMI Association Certified HDMI 2.1 1.8m cable
Setting up the device is super easy thanks to the pictograph instructions. Step 1, download the drivers, Step 2 connect your devices such as your PC, gaming consoles and monitors. If you do need additional help, BenQ offer a great how to video to help you complete the process.
The design of the BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock is relatively unassuming and quite compact that allows you to place it in a variety of locations, including both horizontal and vertical fittings. It measures at 15.49cm (6.1”) x 10.16cm (4”) x 3.81cm (1.5”) that makes it perfect for a variety of different surfaces, even if you have some space concerns. There are also 13-ports of the dock that include four on the front and nine on the back which makes connectivity a breeze once you have decided what is connected into the device. The exterior of the dock is made from aluminium and BenQ ensure that it is well ventilated thanks to its grill design and it also comes with anti-slip padding so it won’t slide around on your desk which is great when you plugging cables into and out of the device.
- 1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (10Gbps – 36W)
- 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
- 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10Gbps – 7.5W)
- Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1×2 port (10Gbps – 100W)
- HDMI 2.1 port (8K @ 60Hz, or 4K @ 120Hz)
- 1 x DC-in (19.5V, 9.23A)
- 1 x HDMI 2.1 port (8K @ 60Hz, or 4K @ 120Hz)
- 1 x HDMI 2.0 port (4K @ 60Hz)
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (4K @ 60Hz)
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45)
- 1 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (10Gbps – 7.5W)
- 2 x Type-A USB 2.0 ports (480Mbps)
Charging a myriad of devices is really made simple with this dock and whether that was my Lenovo Yoga notebook, my iPad or my Android smartphone – no issues whatsoever. Further, swapping between the Xbox Series X and my PC is simplicity at its best, particularly for 4K video @ 120Hz and access to the high speed Ethernet port.
The BenQ beCreatus DP1310 Hybrid Dock is a very well designed dock that is the perfect for PC enthusiasts, gamers, content creators or designers. Best of all, it has excellent port placement and the fast switching provides flawless transition between work and play or work and work.
For more information please visit https://www.benq.com/en-au/docks-hubs/becreatus-dock/dp1310.html