Sure, Porsche Design’s new $1,800 PC monitor is more expensive than a typical 32-inch 4K monitor, but the fancy panel is actually relatively inexpensive for the technology it uses.
As I spotted it Specifications This week, Porsche Design has List her most recent screenAnd, like its previous product, it’s a collaboration with AOC, which makes many types of monitors, including high-resolution productivity panels, gaming monitors, and portable options, as well as other PC peripherals like keyboards and headphones.
Porsche Design, a sub-brand of a German company famous for luxury sports cars, was founded in 1974. Currently, its electronics lineup includes only one item. $99 bluetooth mouse It’s made with Acer, but the company also makes a variety of everyday items that focus on luxury, from $225 lighters to Sunglasses $1800.
The Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M Porsche aims to be computer monitors, starting with looks that the brand says are inspired by Porsche cars. This includes an aluminum stand that forms a trapezoidal shape in subtle homage to the Porsche steering wheel.
However, you probably don’t see many Porsches decorated with RGB lighting. The PD32M’s color lighting is on the back of the monitor, so there’s a good chance you won’t see it often unless the LEDs are bright enough to illuminate the wall behind the monitor. The Porsche Design product page also notes that the PD32M can display an LED logo on a desktop, but it doesn’t provide more details.
The monitor also comes with a remote control in case you want to use the monitor like a TV. While the huge screens that a living room deserves often come with a remote control, they are rare in a desktop-sized screen.
The choice of port is very wide; You get HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort, USB-C, four USB-A (Gen 3.2) ports, and a headphone jack. The latter is accompanied by a pair of hooks that extend from the left and side of the monitor to give you a place to hang your headphone. This is especially useful for those bulky over-the-head cans that are popular with gamers. The board contains a pair of 8-watt speakers.
However, the real standout feature is the PD32M’s Mini LED panel. Compared to standard LED panels that you’ll find on most computer monitors, Mini LED displays use smaller LEDs, allowing the panel to accommodate a larger number of them. This can result in higher contrast, but it still doesn’t compare to what you can get from a good OLED screen. More areas of opacity can also result in better contrast. Unfortunately, Porsche Design has not announced how many dimming areas the PD32M has.
Increased contrast also helps HDR actually look different from SDR, and Porsche’s display and AOC bolster its HDR efficiency with VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification, ensuring it’ll reach at least 1,400 nits of brightness with HDR content. However, Porsche Design claims that the screen can indeed reach 1,600 nits. Color coverage is 97 percent DCI-P3.
The PD32M has a speed spec worthy of most gamers’ setup, from 4K resolution to a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG), and Adaptive-Sync.
Not a bad price for a Mini LED
If all that doesn’t make the PD32M look like a Porsche monitor, so will the price. The MSRP of $1,800 is high for a 32-inch 4K monitor, even considering the game-ready specs. For comparison, the Dell G3223Q—32-inch monitor, 144Hz resolution $1,100 USD.
However, $1800 is actually very inexpensive for a small LED screen. 32″ Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX Mini LED Monitor is being used Approx. $2,895. Acer also plans to release some small 32-inch 4K LED monitors with refresh rates up to 165Hz starting at $1,800. The Acer Predator X32 has 576 zones and is specifically limited to DisplayHDR 1000 certification.
For those who don’t need 4K or 32-inch screen space, a cheaper Mini LED option should arrive this year as well. Cooler Master 1440p, 27 inch GP27-FQS The 165Hz Mini LED display is expected to have an MSRP of $700.
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