Porsche and AOC present the PDS241 and PDS271 monitors

AOC has a couple of new monitors coming out that should appeal to folks who need everything in their lives to look as good as they do. The venerated Studio F.A. Porsche design house collaborated with AOC on the look of the PDS241 and PDS271 displays. As you might guess from the model names, these are incredibly stylish monitors in 24" and 27" sizes.

Despite their fancy looks, the displays' technical specifications are relatively pedestrian. Both models are rated for a maximum brightness of 250 cd/m² and a 1000:1 static contrast ratio. Their AH-IPS panels come in 1920×1080 resolution with a 4-ms response time that should be more than sufficient for the 60Hz refresh rate on offer. There's no fancy adaptive-refresh-rate support here either.

Still, the displays' visual performance should easily satisfy most users—and they certainly look fantastic on a desk. Their visual design is vaguely reminiscent of the Q2781PQ monitor that AOC released earlier this year. Unlike that display, though, the PDS241 and PDS271 are so thin that there is no room in their casings for any ports. Instead, a small breakout box connects to the base of the monitor via what appears to be a USB Type-C connector. That box contains the display's power plug and a single HDMI port.

These style-over-substance monitors may not attract the shiny black eyes of TR gerbils, but they'd make a great fit for a reception desk or perhaps for the lair of a Bond villain. AOC says the monitors will be released in June, and that it'll be asking $240 for the 24" PDS241 and $330 for the 27" PDS271.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    I get annoyed when I have to go out of my way to affix an external power brick out of the way.

    Thin =! Beautiful.

    In fact, too thin is usually ugly and that applies to everything, not just technology.

      • ronch
      • 3 years ago

      Thin is nice but durability suffers.

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    Oh Porsche how did we EVER survive the tech world without you??? What took you so long?? We used to have lame, dull, unexciting product designs all these years and we were on the verge of giving up altogether!! Thank the gods of Olympus you came and saved the day!! From now on we look forward to more amazing and original designs that can only ONLY come from your superhuman design powers!!

    • Welch
    • 3 years ago

    Lian Li and Maruchan present the LIAN LI TR-01X RGB (Packets not included)

    The two “Studios” have worked in close collaboration to bring gamers a truly unique desk/case platform that will make enthusiast, gamers and programmers feel right at home.

    • End User
    • 3 years ago

    Companies that give up and turn to Porsche design automatically go on my ban list:

    [url<]https://www.studiofaporsche.com/en/works/blackberry-porsche-design-smartphones[/url<]

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]so thin that there is no room in their casings for any ports. Instead, a small breakout box[/quote<] Designers, amiright?

      • meerkt
      • 3 years ago

      Come on. Who wouldn’t trade a bit of invisible Z thickness for the small price of having to place somewhere a secondary box?

      • psuedonymous
      • 3 years ago

      A ‘port dongle’ isn’t too bad a trade-off. It makes cable management a hell of a lot easier for one thing, and reduses the weight of the monitor itself (easier to adjust position on the mount).
      Just as long as the dongle isn’t built into some non-removable stand so the monitor can be used on a VESA-compatible arm.

        • Chrispy_
        • 3 years ago

        Clearly, the dongle is built into the non-removable stand and the monitor cannot be used on a VESA-compatible arm 🙁

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    Looks fast. Just needs racing stripes.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      Ben….it just needs RGB LEDs to bring it up to gaming specs.

      • Growler
      • 3 years ago

      If it had a GT3 sticker, it would gain like 25 horsepower.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    Well, A+ from me for looks–it’s better than Apple.

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