These days, gaming monitors have transcended from their primary function of delivering high-quality, high-speed images to gamers, to becoming fashion statements as well. At least, that’s what we’re seeing in the latest collaboration between Taiwanese tech company AOC and Germany-based Porsche Design.
The brainchild of the two brands is the Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 gaming monitor. This 27-inch monitor shakes up the market as it not only boasts stellar aesthetics on-screen, but also also on the monitor itself.
Tapping into Porsche Design’s expertise in premium motorsports, the PD27 sports a stylish and modern design. Resembling the spoiler of a modern sports car, the curved monitor is supported by a beautiful stand that resembles the roll cage of a race car. But of course, form and function go hand in hand here, as this design gives it an added bit of stability and security on just about any desk.
In terms of performance, the PD27 is certainly no slouch as it comes outfitted with a 27-inch QHD panel with a 2560×1440 resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a 0.5ms response time. This provides gamers with an ultra-fast gaming experience as they would be able to read and react to even the slightest of actions, especially in FPS games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, or racing games such as Forza Horizon.
In addition, the PD27 is certified with VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 technology, which provides gamers with vivid and vibrant colours as well as a wide dynamic range to be able to immerse themselves fully into their games. This is further complemented by the tight curvature of the screen at 1000R (1m radius), which is perfect for both FPS and racing titles. Also, it has a high brightness of 550 nits to provide gamers with ample light to minimise eye strain especially during long gaming sessions.
The PD27 comes with a wireless infrared keypad, shaped like a centre console, to quickly access monitor settings or gaming presets on the fly. It also is no slouch in audio, as it packs a set of 5W stereo speakers with DTS sound. In terms of connectivity, it comes with a 4-port USB 3.2 hub, a pair each of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 inputs.
The Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 will launch sometime in mid November 2020 at select Porsche Design stores, specialist retailers, the online Porsche Design store, and select retail online stores. It will retail for EUR 799 (approximately US$945).
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