Amsterdam, 24 April 2017 – AOC widens the range of its displays with two new special models. Collaborated with the world-famous design house Studio F. A. Porsche, the 24" AOC PDS241 and 27" AOC PDS271 redefine what one can expect from a monitor. Equipped with a 3-sides frameless AH-IPS panel, an asymmetrical metal stand and an ultra-slim minimalistic premium design, both of these new members in the AOC portfolio are going to be eye-catchers even when turned off. With the first ever modular design on a monitor, the PDS241 and PDS271 combine power and HDMI outputs into one single cable coming from the stand itself, leaving only the display to be admired. Underneath their outstanding appearance, their AH-IPS panels enhanced with AOC SuperColor WCG technology cover broad-colour gamut and provide the widest possible viewing angles.
Innovative, sleek and elegant design
When two legends meet, extraordinary things can happen. The renowned display specialist AOC and the legendary design house Studio F. A. Porsche have collaborated to bring the best looking monitors to the market. The design philosophy behind this monitor is inspired by the philosophy of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. His approach was: “If you analyse the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious.” In its purest sense, a monitor is just a screen. But in reality, this simplistic view is obscured by bulky stands and multiple cables hanging out from the backside. The new AOC PDS monitor series revolutionises the traditional approach to monitor design. “The expressive shape of the monitor stand emphasises the simple idea of integrating the cables into the stand. The form not only follows the function but celebrates it through its asymmetrical shape in an elegant and sophisticated way.” – says Henning Rieseler, Head of Studio F. A. Porsche Berlin.
Both the 24” PDS241 and the 27” PDS271 will appeal to any style-conscious user such as business executives, designers and artists. At the front, the well-defined asymmetrical metal stand accentuates the 3-sides-frameless design. Looking from the sides, both these monitors are slimmer than the latest smartphones with a mere 5.2 mm thickness. The Studio F. A. Porsche designed monitors stand out from the crowd with their sleek appearance from the back - both the power and the monitor signal run through the stand and are divided in a separate box. The resulting clean look embodies what a monitor should be all about – the screen.
"We’re very proud of the result of AOC’s collaboration with Studio F. A. Porsche. These new futuristic and elegant monitors from the PDS line make a bold statement about AOC’s dedication to delivering innovative products – both technology and design wise" says AOC’s Director Marketing & Business Management, Stefan Sommer.
Wide colour gamut and wide viewing angles
When turned off, these monitors are real stunners, for sure, but they really shine when turned on. Thanks to their latest AH-IPS panels, both the 24” PDS241 and the 27” PDS271 provide 1920x1080 pixels at Full HD resolution with excellent wide viewing angles of 178°. AOC’s SuperColor WCG technology enables these monitors to cover 100% sRGB and 90% of the NTSC colour space.
Easy on the eye
For those who cannot take their eyes off these monitors, both are equipped with AOC’s Low Blue Light technology and Flicker-Free technology. AOC Low Blue Light reduces harmful short wavelength blue light. On the other hand, AOC’s Flicker-Free technology regulates the monitor’s brightness with a DC (Direct Current) backlight system instead of PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), thereby relieving eye discomfort and fatigue even during long periods of use. An HDMI connector lets users connect everything from desktop and mobile PC’s to game consoles and set-top boxes and an audio output enables a practical connection for headphones or speakers.
AOC’s PDS241 and PDS271 will be available in June 2017. The MSRP is £189 for the PDS241 model and £259 for the PDS271.