If you’ve been drooling over all the Porsche designed gadgets then you’d be glad to know that your PC setup can finally get its own Porsche flair. The all-new AOC PDS241 and PDS271 monitors are designed by the famous FA Porsche company. Founded by the car company giant, Ferdinand Porsche. FA Porsche is the company that gets to plaster its “Porsche Design” logo on everything ranging from phones to sunglasses. Technically, these monitors are not Porsche-design products so there’s not much Porsche branding on here, however, you still get to boast about the Porsche logo that appears when you turn on the monitor. The design, even though not Porsche, is still quite sleek and sexy for a monitor.
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AOC PDS241 and PDS271 Design and Display
The overall design sports a few highlights that are definitely worth mentioning. The asymmetrical metal stand at the base contains the power cable and mini HDMI connector at the back of the metal stand. This stand connects with a breakout box that contains a full size HDMI input port and a power cable connector. The only downside of this design is the fact that it offers just a single display input which means people with multiple displays might find it off putting. However, folks with a single PC or laptop will find it sufficient enough for their needs.
The top bezel is quite thin and would definitely provide a distraction-free experience for the user. The entire top half of the monitor is around 6mm in thickness which is undoubtedly one of the thinnest in monitors, however, the bottom half is substantially thicker compared to the top one.
Both monitors sport IPS display panels that support 100% sRGB color gamut. This definitely makes them a perfect tool for photographers, but we still need solid data on how many Adobe RGB color gamut these can actually cover. Both monitors, 24” and 27”, are only Full HD (1920 x 1080) in resolution, but AOC would definitely release higher resolution variants if there is demand for these monitors. Maximum brightness for the panels is capped at 250 nit which is quite standard for such panels.
The overall design on these monitors definitely demands a second look. You may not find any wacky new features you’d expect on a Porsche product. However, these monitors do offer a midrange price tag while casting a shadow on all the other monitors in the same price range.
Price and Release Date
Normally, any Porsche affiliated products would cost you anything above the $1000/£1000 mark, but these monitors sport a very reasonable price tag. The 24” model will around €219 while the bigger 27” model will set you back just €299. No UK or US pricing has been announced for these monitors yet, but we guess it will be somewhere around £200/$240 and £280/$330 for 24” and 27” models respectively. Both of these monitors will be available from June 2017, said AOC.
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