The Porsche Design x AOC AGON Gaming Monitor Collaboration for Competitive Esports

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What happens when you cross a marque, known for its signature curves, with a leader in the gaming monitor market? A marriage of form and function in a gaming monitor to be utilised not just for long gaming sessions but on a daily basis as well.

The PD27 is the first-ever collaboration between Porsche Design and AOC AGON. The 27-inch monitor not only accentuates sleek curves reminiscent of many of Porscheā€™s cars, the marque has also tapped into its motorsports DNA to create a gaming monitor that provides an experience similar to driving a race car.

The sports car aesthetic

From first looks, the monitor is accented by a silver-coloured stand that is shaped like the roll cage of a race car. Fans of Porsche will also notice key styling elements that stay true to Porsche Designā€™s design philosophy, such as the ability to project its logo onto the table in different colours, and a backlight on the monitor that will elevate a gaming environment.

More driving elements can be seen in its wireless (IR) keypad, which has been designed to look like a centre console, and will allow users to quickly access monitor settings or gaming presets. While the unit may not be able to produce Porscheā€™s mighty six-boxer engine roar, a similar resonance can be heard (and felt) with the 5W stereo speakers with DTS sound.

Matching sports car specifications

Its high-octane specifications were developed for competitive esports gamers who rely on excellent visuals and quick refresh rate to make decisions in milliseconds. Images are displayed in QHD resolution, and produces a 240Hz refresh rate. The PD27 is also certified with VESAā€™s DisplayHDR 400 for vivid, lifelike colours. Its tight curvature of 1000R will also surround and encapsulate the user, providing focus and an immersive experience similar to VR headsets.

ā€œWith its linear and purist design that blends form and function, the Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 is a perfect embodiment of the brandā€™s DNA and overarching design philosophy,ā€ said Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer at Porsche Design.

ā€œCombined with AOC AGONā€™s innovative and cutting-edge technologies, the new monitor is developed for gamers seeking optimal performance that doesnā€™t compromise on style.ā€

The Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 will be available from mid-November 2020 in select Porsche Design stores, specialist retailers and online.


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