AOC partners with Porsche to launch pair of slick new monitors

If you're looking for a little sports car design pedigree in your next monitor, AOC's latest releases might be worth a look. The company has released a pair of monitors designed in partnership with Studio F. A. Porsche, both of which sit on a rather uniquely shaped stand meant to cut down on visible cable clutter.

The displays sit on a curved stand, which also serves as a routing mechanism for a single cable that splits into power and HDMI ports at the end. AOC and Porsche ruminate on the design in a press release, stating (via The Verge):

The design philosophy behind these monitors was inspired by the principals of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche: His approach was "If you analyze the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious." In its purest sense, a monitor is just a screen. But the screen is meant to provide a beautiful visual experience, and that experience is often marred by unsightly cables hanging down from the monitor's ports.

As for specifics, the displays are available as either the 24-inch PDS241 or the 27-inch PDS271. Each is a full HD, 1080p panel with a 5ms response time. And aside from the interesting stand design, the panel itself features pretty slim bezels around the top and sides.

Both displays are available now at Amazon, priced at $199 for the 24-inch model (opens in new tab) and $249 for the 27-inch model. (opens in new tab) Both are listed as "Temporarily out of stock" for the moment, but they should be in stock soon and orders can still be placed.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Meh. 1080P kills it.
  • Agreed!
  • I mean if 4k is the future, then they should have atleast went for 2k
  • Exactly
  • Most don't need 4k other than for gaming. Too expensive.
  • Or graphics design,  video production, or development, or for simply having a clearer picture.
  • Doesn't mean there isn't a market for this. If a 4k of same size and quality is $800 as opposed to this at $200, and if you don't necessarily need 4k then....
  • Pretty!
  • Minimum resolution of 2560x1440 or I'm not interested
  • I've seen a few Porsche designed electronics and I must say they look surprisingly good.
  • no 1440p, no touch (and yes i actually want this since i had my first touchscreen on a desktop, it is way more useful than people realize), only 60 Hz and no freesync. underwhleming.
  • agreed dustwalker.  Everything I purchase now HAS to be touch or it's a no go.  I miss my desktop touchscreen system.  I am trying to find a good quality 27" touchscreen monitor .