Porsche Design and AGON Gaming reveal their Premium 31.5-inch 4K 144Hz Mini LED PD32M display

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Porsche Design and AGON Gaming reveal their Premium 31.5-inch 4K 144Hz Mini LED PD32M display

AOC launches their AGON Gaming PD32M Premium Display with Porsche Design

AOC and Porsche Design have revealed a new "Premium Display" that boasts a 31.5-inch screen size with resolution of 4K, a Mini LED backlight with 1,152 local Dimming Zones, 144Hz refresh rate support, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity, and a DisplayHDR 1400 certification.

With their PD32M display, AGON Gaming and Porsche Display has created a monitor that's designed for gamers and content creators alike, with 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space, a KWM switch for those who plan to use this screen with multiple sources, and Adaptive Sync support for Variable Refresh Rate functionality.

For gamers, the PD32M caters to both PC gamers and console gamers, with the screen supporting 4K at 144Hz over DisplayPort 1.4 and 120Hz over HDMI 2.1 or USB-C. The screen is said to offer users a "true 1 ms GtG response time", virtually eliminating ghosting, and Variable Refresh Rate support to eliminate screen tearing.

For home office users, the PD32M features a 4-way USB 3.2 hub and can support various inputs at the same time by using a Picture-by-Picture mode. The screen also features RGB LEDs on the rear of the screen that can be controlled/customised by "Light FX" software.

With a price tag of £1689.99 in the UK, the PD32M is a Premium Display. In the US, this monitor will cost $1799.99. In the US, this monitor is due to launch in Q4 2022.  

Porsche Design and AGON Gaming reveal their Premium 31.5-inch 4K 144Hz Mini LED PD32M display

Press Release - Porsche Design and AGON by AOC unveil the new PD32M: a 4K, 144 Hz, HDR 1400 premium display

Amsterdam, 20 April 2022 – The exclusive lifestyle brand Porsche Design and AGON by AOC – one of the world’s leading gaming monitor1 and IT accessories brands – have unveiled a new exceptional gaming monitor: the Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M. The 80cm/31.5” premium gaming display features a unique design inspired by characteristics and details of a Porsche sports car. Combining high performance with superior quality and finish, the PD32M is perfectly suited for high-octane competitions by the most demanding gamers, due to its crisp 4K resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms GtG response time. The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M also features MiniLED backlight technology and DisplayHDR 1400 support - creating an unparalleled visual experience.

“With our long-standing partner Porsche Design, we have again created an iconic and highly capable gaming monitor that combines the best of both worlds. As a true multi-purpose device, the PD32M comes with features that will appeal to skilled and ambitious gamers as well as content creators, enabling them to enhance their performance and productivity,” says Stefan Sommer, Global Head of Marketing at TPV.

“Our overarching goal was to create a high-end monitor with sophisticated design and superior technology. In 2020, Porsche Design and AGON by AOC collaborated on the PD27, a 240 Hz QHD gaming monitor, with a stand resembling the roll-cage of a Porsche racing car. With the second generation gaming monitor, we developed the racing-inspired design even further. It integrates, for instance, design cues from the steering wheel and wheel spokes of a sports car,” says Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer at Porsche Design.

Functional Design inspired by sports cars

The PD32M’s stand functionality dictates its shape. Rigidity and robustness are key elements within the gaming industry and as a result, these features are subtly applied to the display housing and sandblasted aluminium cast stand. Compactness is also of paramount importance for monitors and therefore the design of the display panel housing follows the functional layout of the internal components. This results in soft rear tapered surfaces emerging from the panel itself towards the main internal component housings. Separate visual cavities are included to guide towards the various connector locations.

Additionally, in order to visually optimise panel thinness, the rear display housing is tapered at the sides with a gentle slant, creating a trapezoidal shape, which includes metal mesh inlays for the cooling and audio speakers. These areas are also indirectly RGB backlit, to unobtrusively immerse and enhance the overall gaming experience and express dynamism. Subtle additional details such as a backlit horizontal cooling strip are inspired by air-cooling intakes found on sports cars. The product branding is also presented in a vibrant manner, by means of an interchangeable projection logo.

Porsche Design and AGON Gaming reveal their Premium 31.5-inch 4K 144Hz Mini LED PD32M display

Experience high-performance

It is not just the design that sets the monitor apart from other gaming monitors on the market; the large 31.5” monitor sits securely and firmly on the desk and is height adjustable for ergonomic positioning. The stand also supports pivot adjustment for vertical orientation.

The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M features a flat IPS (AAS) panel, reproducing 1.07 billion colours to display even subtle differences in hues. It is also highly colour accurate with 97 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space to achieve lifelike colours and shades. With the integration of the state-of-the-art MiniLED backlight technology, the monitor features 1,152 dimming zones, which can individually light up according to image content. Proven to display both blinding sunlight and very intense black shadows in the same frame, the PD32M is certified with the top-of-the-line HDR certification, DisplayHDR 1400. With up to 1,400 nits peak brightness, it dwarfs the common ~300 nits brightness of modern gaming monitors.

The IPS panel runs in pin-sharp 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with a high, fast refresh rate of 144 Hz. With a true 1 ms GtG response time, the so-called “ghosting” between frames is virtually eliminated. With the inclusion of Adaptive-Sync, the new device is capable of variable refresh rate (VRR) implementations, eliminating artefacts such as tearing and stuttering. The PD32M caters to both PC and console gamers, thanks to its DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 ports. The monitor additionally supports devices up to 120 Hz at 4K over USB-C as well as current-gen consoles via HDMI 2.1.

Perfectly suited for content creators

The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M doubles as a productivity machine for content creators, designers, editors, or programmers. It is a perfect home-office monitor with its USB-C input, allowing the monitor to receive the display signal as well as transfer power (up to 90 W – depending on the HDR setting) and data to a connected notebook with just a single USB-C cable. Furthermore, notebooks can access and use all the devices connected to the monitor’s 4-port USB 3.2 hub, such as keyboards, mice or external drives. Finally, the PD32M features a KVM switch, so users can easily switch between two sources, such as a gaming PC and a work notebook, while using the same keyboard and mouse. The monitor can show both sources simultaneously in its Picture-by-Picture mode (maximum UHD at 60 Hz) from its DP, HDMI or USB-C ports.

Additionally, the PD32M is packed with a powerful sound system. Dual 8W speakers enhanced with DTS sound provide the rich and clear audio-experience that gamers expect.

Customisable RGB lighting

While the PD32M is already one of a kind, it can be customised even further. The device features fully customisable RGB lighting (Light FX) at the back of the display. When booting up, the monitor will greet users with an animated start-up logo and a special sound. The on-screen display (OSD) menu is designed with a unique and user-friendly structure, while a wireless gaming keypad is included for users to quickly access the OSD settings of the monitor with comfort and ease. Last but not least, the monitor arrives in premium packaging and with a USB stick that includes user manuals and related software.

The Porsche Design AOC AGON PRO PD32M is now available in Porsche Design stores, specialist retailers, and online at www.porsche-design.com, as well as from selected online shops, at an RRP of £1689.99.

You can join the discussion on Porsche Design's PF32M Premium Monitor on the OC3D Forums.

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20-04-2022, 13:08:23

NeverBackDown
Way to expensive.Quote

20-04-2022, 15:02:39

Dicehunter
Now that's 1 hell of a price reduction considering the Asus ROG version with the same specs costs £3298 and this costs nearly half.Quote

21-04-2022, 01:07:49

NeverBackDown
Well to be fair that also is beyond overpriced so anything below it is betterQuote

22-04-2022, 17:08:21

Warchild
I have officially given up on PC gaming. I'm actually looking to sell off all my bits n bobs.

Can't deal with these unjustified price hikes.Quote
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