4K, 144Hz and HDR 1400 for high-performance gaming at its best
Amsterdam, April 21, 2022 – Exclusive lifestyle brand Porsche Design and AGON by AOC – one of the world’s leading brands for gaming monitors1 and IT accessories – present a truly extraordinary gaming monitor with the Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M. The 80 cm (31.5 ″) premium model impresses with a design that is second to none and is based on the details of a Porsche sports car. Maximum performance, highest quality, excellent workmanship and razor-sharp 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (GtG) response time: the Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M offers everything even the most demanding gamers require for dynamic competitions. The striking overall look is complemented by a MiniLED backlight for added ambient atmosphere and DisplayHDR 1400 support for visual dynamics rarely seen.
“With our longtime partner Porsche Design, we have once again developed an iconic high-performance gaming monitor that combines the best of both worlds. Being a true multipurpose device, the PD32M has features that convince both experienced and ambitious gamers as well as content creators and allow them to increase their performance and productivity, ”says Stefan Sommer, TPV’s Global Head of Marketing.
“Our common goal was to develop a high-end monitor with a sophisticated design and superior technology. In 2020, Porsche Design and AGON by AOC teamed up to create the PD27, a 240Hz QHD gaming monitor with a stand that resembles the roll cage of a Porsche race car. With the second generation of the gaming monitor, we have further expanded the motorsport-inspired design. For example, it integrates the design loans of the steering wheel and spokes of a sports car, “says Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer at Porsche Design.
Form follows function, reinterpreted and inspired by sports cars
The shape of the PD32M holder is determined by its function. Stability and robustness are key elements in the gaming industry and are found in the housing and base in sandblasted cast aluminum. Compactness also plays a great role in monitors. The design of the showcase therefore corresponds to the functional arrangement of its internal components. The result is soft surfaces that taper backwards from the panel to the internal processing. Separate visual indents lead intuitively to the various connections. To visually emphasize the overall streamlined impression of the panel further, the rear display case tapers on the sides with a slight slope. This creates a trapezoidal shape in which metal mesh inserts for cooling and speakers are located. Thanks to the indirect RGB backlighting, the gaming experience is subtly enhanced and accompanying dynamics are created. Small but fine details such as a horizontal cooling strip, also backlit, inspired by the air cooling of racing cars, complete the overall picture. The branding of the product was also approached in an innovative way: it is presented vividly by means of an interchangeable projection logo. The large 31.5 “monitor sits firmly and firmly on your desk, is height adjustable for ergonomic positioning, and also supports pin adjustment for vertical alignment.
Start at peak performance
The monitor does not stand out from its competitors in the market only on the outside. The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M is equipped with a flat IPS panel (AAS) that reproduces 1.07 billion colors and makes even the finest shades visible. With its 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, it offers the highest accuracy for true to nature colors and shades. Incorporating state-of-the-art MiniLED backlight technology, the monitor has 1,152 dimming zones that are individually controlled based on image content. The PD32M is capable of displaying both dazzling sunlight and very intense black shadows in the same image, earning the highest DisplayHDR 1400 HDR certification. With up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness, it literally eclipses the usual 300 nits or down. thence of other modern gaming monitors.
The IPS panel operates at a high refresh rate of 144Hz with crisp 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution. With a real GtG response time of 1 ms, so-called “ghosting” between frames is virtually eliminated. Thanks to Adaptive-Sync, the model is able to implement variable refresh rates (VRR), which prevent artifacts such as tearing and stuttering. And with DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 ports available, gamers can use both PC and console. The monitor also supports devices up to 120Hz to 4K via USB-C and the latest console via HDMI 2.1.
Double use for creatives
Of course, the Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M is not only there to play, it also allows you to work at the highest level. It’s the perfect home office monitor for content creators, designers, publishers or programmers. With its USB-C input, video signal, data and power (up to 90W – depending on HDR setting) can be simultaneously transferred to a notebook connected via a single USB-C cable. In addition, notebooks can access any peripheral connected to the monitor’s 4-port USB 3.2 hub, such as keyboards, mice or external drives. Last but not least, the PD32M is equipped with a KVM switch, so users can easily switch between two sources, such as a gaming PC and a work notebook, using the same keyboard and mouse. The monitor can even display both sources simultaneously in its picture-by-picture mode (UHD maximum at 60Hz) via its DP, HDMI or USB-C ports.
In addition, a powerful audio system with dual 8W speakers and DTS sound ensures a rich and clear audio experience.
The PD32M is already unique, but it can be further customized. The model has fully customizable RGB lighting (Light FX) on the back of the display. When the monitor starts, the user is greeted with an animated startup logo and special sound. The On-Screen Display (OSD) menu stands out with its user-friendly structure, and a wireless gaming keyboard allows quick and easy access to the monitor’s OSD settings. And as you’d expect from a top-of-the-range product, it comes in a premium package complete with a USB stick containing user manuals and associated software.
The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M is now available (RRP: 2,179.00 EUR or 2,349.00 CHF).
1 IDC Quarterly Game Tracker – Game Monitor 2021 Q2
About Porsche Design
In 1963, Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche created one of the most important design objects in contemporary history with the 911. With his vision of taking Porsche principles and myth beyond the limits of the automobile, he founded the exclusive lifestyle brand Porsche Design in 1972. His philosophy and design language survive in all Porsche Design products up to to date. Each Porsche Design product stands for exceptional precision and perfection at a high level of technological innovation and a unique symbiosis of intelligent functions and puristic design. Designed by the FA Porsche Studio in Zell am See, Austria. Available worldwide in over 130 Porsche Design stores, in exclusive department stores, in specialty stores and online at www.porsche-design.com.
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Established in 1967, AOC is a subsidiary of the world’s largest LCD manufacturer TPV Technology Limited and is the world’s leading brand for IT monitors and accessories. The complete range of AOC products includes innovative, ergonomic, ecological and elegant solutions for both professional and private use.
AOC’s sub-brand, AGON by AOC, includes one of the world’s strongest portfolios of high-performance gaming monitors and a comprehensive ecosystem of gaming accessories divided into three categories: AOC GAMING for core players, AGON for competitive gamers, and AGON PRO for eSports enthusiasts and professional esports players. As of 2020, AOC’s AGON is one of the leading gaming monitor brands and the best choice for gamers around the world.
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