Porsche Design and AGON by AOC present the PD27S gaming monitor – hardware

(excerpt from the press release)

Stuttgart / Amsterdam, 22 August 2022 – The exclusive design brand Porsche Design and AGON by AOC – one of the world’s leading brands for gaming monitors1 and IT accessories – present a powerful 68.6 cm (27”) premium gaming monitor Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD27S model, whose design is inspired by elements of a Porsche vehicle.

With a refresh rate of 165 Hz, which is cut to 170 Hz, a gray-to-gray (GtG) response time of 1 ms, as well as DisplayHDR 400 certification and a wide color space, the PD27S is the sports car among gaming monitors. Whether for business, high-performance gaming or pure entertainment: PD27S combines an eye-catching, clear and functional design with cutting-edge technologies that meet even the highest demands.

“With the PD27S, we are expanding our Porsche Design portfolio with a model that has the same functional and artistic design platform as the previously introduced 80 cm (31.5″) monitor PD32M and combines all essential gaming features in an elegant package,” says Stefan Sommer, Global Head of Marketing at TPV.

“Building on the successful partnership with premium monitor brand AGON by AOC, Porsche Design once again brings sports car-inspired design to the gaming industry. With the ‘iF Design Award 2022’ and the ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022’, the Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD27S received high recognition – where the performance and the level of technological innovation are as impressive as the design,” says Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer at Porsche Design.

Award-winning design

In intense, long-lasting competitions, players need to be able to rely on their solid gaming equipment. What is particularly striking about the PD27S is the sandblasted cast aluminum base with its robust, functional construction and its unique shape reminiscent of a sports car’s steering wheel and spokes. The clean, streamlined design of the PD27S features tapered surfaces on the back and sides of the cabinet that follow the functional layout of the internal components. Wire mesh inserts – similar to a car’s air intake – house the speakers on the left and right sides of the unit. These areas are indirectly backlit with customizable RGB lighting (Light FX) to increase dynamism and enhance immersion. The screen can be rotated (tilted), adjusted in height by 150 mm, tilted and rotated via the ergonomic stand.

The exclusive design of the PD27S and the unique display expertise of AGON by AOC enable impressive features for ambitious gamers. The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD27S has a flat IPS panel (AAS) for high color accuracy and a large color space. Thanks to the strong, vivid color reproduction of the 10-bit IPS panel, the model covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space or 99 percent of the sRGB color space and thus shines even in color-critical challenges. The DisplayHDR-400-certified PD27S’ excellent color reproduction is further enhanced by the screen’s ability to decode and display high dynamic range content in movies, videos and games. The result is a breathtakingly lifelike screen quality.

The on-screen menu for the various settings, such as color or game modes, also has a special design.

Thanks to the razor-sharp QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) on the 27″ surface, the PD27S has a high pixel density of 109 ppi, which makes it ideal for everyday use. However, QHD is also the first choice for ambitious gamers, to effortlessly achieve high frame rates with sharpness of same time. The refresh rate of 165 Hz / 170 Hz and the GtG response time of 1 ms ensure smooth movements in fast games. Ghosting is practically non-existent. Finally, Adaptive Sync enables a variable refresh rate and eliminates artifacts such as tearing and stuttering.

State of the art technology

Of course, games alone are not everything. The PD27S, which welcomes the user with an animated startup logo when powered on, is also an excellent choice for everyday use. External devices such as keyboards, mice or additional drives can be connected quickly and easily to the integrated 4-port USB 3.2 hub. This avoids the usual solitaire, which gives the workplace a clean and functional layout. Two 5W speakers optimized with DTS ensure a clear, rich sound.

Included in the delivery: a USB stick containing user manuals and associated software.

The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD27S is now available in Porsche Design stores, specialist dealers, at www.porsche-design.com and in selected online stores for EUR 539.00 or CHF 369.00 (each RRP).

1 IDC Quarterly Gaming Tracker – Gaming Monitor 2021 Q4


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