Porsche’s $1,800 PC monitor is definitely low cost for what you get


Porsche Design | AOC Agon Pro PD32M.
Enlarge / Two headset hooks stick out of the Porsche Design | AOC Agon Professional PD32M.

Porsche Design’s new $1,800 PC monitor is actually costlier than the everyday 4K, 32-inch show, however the luxurious panel is definitely comparatively cheap for the know-how it makes use of.

As noticed by DisplaySpecifications this week, Porsche Design has listed its newest monitor, and like its earlier product, it is a collaboration with AOC, which makes many varieties of screens, together with high-resolution productiveness panels, gaming screens, and transportable choices, in addition to different PC peripherals like keyboards and headsets.

Porsche Design, a sub-brand of the German firm recognized for fancy sports activities automobiles, was based in 1974. Its electronics lineup presently consists of solely a $99 Bluetooth mouse made with Acer, however the firm additionally makes a wide range of luxury-focused on a regular basis gadgets, from $225 lighters to $1,800 sun shades.

Porsche design

The Porsche Design AOC Agon Professional PD32M goals to be the Porsche of PC screens, beginning with a glance that the model says was impressed by Porsche automobiles. This consists of an aluminum stand whose trapezoid form pays refined tribute to a Porsche steering wheel.

Nonetheless, you most likely do not see too many Porsche automobiles embellished with RGB lighting. The PD32M’s colourful lighting is on the show’s bottom, so there is a good probability you will not see it typically until the LEDs are vivid sufficient to forged a lightweight on the wall behind the monitor. Porsche Design’s product web page additionally says the PD32M can show an LED emblem onto the desktop, however it would not present additional element.


The monitor additionally comes with a distant in case you wish to use the show like a TV. Whereas large screens worthy of the lounge typically include a distant, they’re rarer in a desktop-size show.


The port choice is fairly in depth; you get HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort, USB-C, 4 USB-A ports (Gen 3.2), and a headphone jack. Accompanying the latter is a pair of hooks that stretch out of the monitor’s left and aspect to present you a spot to hold your headset. That is particularly helpful for these cumbersome over-the-head cans which can be in style amongst avid gamers. The panel homes a pair of 8 W audio system.

Spectacular specs

The true standout characteristic, nonetheless, is the PD32M’s Mini LED panel. In comparison with the usual LED panels you may discover in most PC screens, Mini LED screens use tinier LEDs, permitting a panel to carry a bigger variety of them. This can lead to larger distinction, however it nonetheless would not evaluate to what you will get from a great OLED display screen. Extra dimming zones can even yield higher distinction. Sadly, Porsche Design hasn’t introduced what number of dimming zones the PD32M has.

A lift in distinction additionally helps HDR truly look completely different from SDR, and the Porsche and AOC monitor backs its HDR aptitude with VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification, assuring that it’s going to hit not less than 1,400 nits of brightness with HDR content material. Nonetheless, Porsche Design claims that the monitor can truly attain 1,600 nits. Coloration protection is a claimed 97 % DCI-P3.

The PD32M has pace specs worthy of most avid gamers’ setups, from its 4K decision to its 144 Hz refresh fee, 1 ms (GtG) response time, and Adaptive-Sync.

Not a nasty worth for Mini LED

If all that does not make the PD32M sound like a Porsche monitor, the worth will. The monitor’s $1,800 MSRP is excessive for a 32-inch 4K monitor, even contemplating its gaming-ready specs. For comparability, the Dell G3223Q—a 32-inch, 144 Hz 4K monitor—sells for $1,100.

The PD32M turned to portrait mode.
Enlarge / The PD32M turned to portrait mode.

Nonetheless, $1,800 is definitely fairly cheap for a Mini LED monitor. The 32-inch Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX Mini LED monitor is presently going for about $2,895. Acer can be planning to launch some 32-inch 4K Mini LED screens with as much as 165 Hz refresh charges beginning at $1,800. The Acer Predator X32 has 576 zones and is notably restricted to the DisplayHDR 1000 certification.

For many who do not want 4K or 32 inches of display screen area, nonetheless, a less expensive Mini LED choice must also arrive this 12 months. Cooler Grasp’s 1440p, 27-inch GP27-FQS 165 Hz Mini LED monitor is anticipated to have an MSRP of $700.

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