The Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 is a 27-inch monitor which Porsche Design said “provides an experience similar to driving a race car.” The key word here is ‘experience’ which means essence like, you know, sleek design that is “racing-influence.”
It is sleek alright. How else would we be featuring it right? We are totally not influence by the fact that this monitor has been honored with the Red Dot Award 2020. I swear.
With design features like race car roll cage-style silver color monitor stand and the brushed gun metal frame, the Porsche Design/motorsports design influence is apparent – that’s if the branding on the bezel and the rear of the curved display hasn’t already been too obvious.
The Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 has a couple of other gimmicks up its sleeve: it can project the “PD” logo onto the table in different colors, as well as light up the back of the display. Snazzy.
Beyond the sleek look, the AGON boasts QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution, 1.7 billion colors, 550 nits of brightness, 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms Gray to Gray (GtG) response time, 0.5 ms Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT), AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, VESA DisplayHDR400 certified, built-in 5W stereo speakers with DTS sound, and a generous number of I/Os including a 4-port USB 3.2 hub, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 2x DisplayPort 1.4 inputs.
Not going to lie. I am sold.. well, almost. Until I found out that the display panel is a liquid-crystal display, not LED, OLED or AMOLED. In any case, for those who are interested, the Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 Gaming Monitor is available now in Europe for €799 (around US$946).
All images courtesy of Porsche Design.