All the gaming and tech gear on Jez Corden's desk

Gaming and work collide on this dude's desk. I do all my Windows Central work and all my gaming right from this rickety antique desk (that I really should probably replace at some point) armed with a ton of tech and Microsoft services. It has all served me well, and with a few adaptations, it houses all of the gadgets I use to get through my daily workload and my evening gaming sessions. Here's a quick run down of everything I have (and totally recommend).

Desktop display

I have a huge array of tech that I use here and there, but these are by far what I consider the "essentials," especially my Mei Nendo (opens in new tab).

It's pricey, for sure, but the Surface Book 2 (opens in new tab) I believe truly represents the best of Windows, and while it can crush 1080p gaming pretty well, for the best visuals I defer to my Xbox One X (opens in new tab). The new 4K Samsung QLED (opens in new tab) has added an extra dimension to my gaming too, owing to true HDR versus the clunky gen-1 HDR implementation on my previous 4K TV.

The Surface Book 2 is my favorite piece of tech for the simple reason that I use it the most, and it is the most versatile device for the job that I have to do on a day to day basis. If my TV or my Xbox fails for some reason, I can still game and work on the Surface Book 2, owing to its adequately powerful GTX 1060 GPU and Core i7 processor. The display is crisp and stunning with a 3:2 aspect ratio, complete with inking support and touch, and a precision trackpad that is the best money can buy. There's simply nothing to really dislike about this laptop, besides the price perhaps, but I feel as though I've gotten more than what I paid for out of it.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

  • The Note 9's inking was also what finally pulled me away from W10M, but with MS's great Android support it stings a little less.
  • Yeah I agree. Looking forward to the Note 10, but apparently they're dropping the headphone jack for it... which sucks balls :( I hope those rumors turn out wrong.
  • Can't miss the LG monitor you have in the picture. Which model is that? I wonder how it compares with the Dell P4317q monitor that I currently use. PS: I love it, especially with the Dell Display Manager software. It is great for my long as it lasts. I keep an eye open for a replacement if I ever need one.
  • Ah it's actually a TV, it's super old, super small, not highly recommended haha, I have to update this article cus I recently moved to a Samsung QLED.