Porsche Design, AOC unveil race car-inspired monitor

Porsche Design and AOC have promised an experience similar to driving a race car with the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor. Image credit: Porsche Design and AOC
Image credit: Porsche Design and AOC

A gaming monitor that provides an experience similar to driving a race car? This is what Porsche Design and AOC have promised with today’s launch of the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor.

“Of course, overall the gaming market is increasing significantly, and in the meantime represents a big share of the total monitor market. And having this big group of users in the gaming industry of course is driving the high-end, best equipment possible and available in the market. And here of course it’s difficult to pin down numbers, but we expect that a good part of 10 percent up to 15 percent of the users in the market will be those that drive the desire for high-end gaming machines where the Porsche Design AOC AGON belongs to,” said AOC Europe Director Marketing and Business Management Stefan Sommer in response to a question from Digital Life Asia at the virtual launch.

Porsche Design AOC AGON experience

The new monitor seems to be the perfect expression of the partnership between the exclusive lifestyle brand, Porsche Design, and AOC, the leader in the gaming monitor market,

The 27″ Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 provides an experience similar to driving a race car: high octane specifications (27” QHD panel, 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.5 ms MPRT), a sleek, eye-catching, racing-influenced design, and a wide range of functionalities to be utilized both on a daily basis and during long gaming sessions. Even before the official launch, the impressive design of this new monitor was honored with the Red Dot Award 2020.

“With its linear and purist design that blends form and function, the Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 is a perfect embodiment of the brand’s DNA and overarching design philosophy. Combined with AOC AGON’s innovative and cutting-edge technologies, the new monitor is developed for gamers seeking optimal performance that doesn’t compromise on style,” said Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer at Porsche Design.

For gamers and esports athletes

The monitor’s design is accented by the silver-colored stand element, which is shaped like the roll cage of a race car. Just as it does in an actual sports car, it provides the user the stability, durability, and endurance when adrenaline kicks in. Staying true to Porsche Design’s design philosophy to elegantly blend style and performance, the PD27 can project its logos on the table in different colors, and light up the back of the display to elevate the gaming environment.

Gamers and esports athletes will also be happy with the 240 Hz refresh rate that reduces the perceivable motion blur, while the 1 ms GtG and 0.5 ms MPRT pixel response times guarantee a clear, ghosting-free gaming experience.

With AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro, users will experience smooth gameplay, free of tearing. The VA panel’s high brightness of 550 nits also ensures undisturbed gameplay in any lighting conditions.

The PD27 also comes with a wireless (IR) keypad, shaped like a center console, to quickly access monitor settings or gaming presets. Users longing for the roar of the flat six-boxer engines in racing games will appreciate the 5W stereo speakers with DTS sound. For everyday functionality, the monitor also comes with a 4-port USB 3.2 hub, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 2x DisplayPort 1.4 inputs.