Wednesday, April 10th 2019

AOC and Porsche Partner in Bringing Two Porsche Design Monitors to Market

AOC has partnered with Studio F.A. Porsche to bring a duo of monitors to market, bridging the gap between AOC's expertise and Porsche's design capabilities. The partnership has resulted in two monitors: the U32U1, which features a large, 31.5" diagonal, and the Q27T1, which sees a smaller 27" footprint. The change in size brings a change in resolution as well, with the U32U1 featuring a 4K resolution, while its 27" sibling does with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440). Both monitors carry an IPS panel with 90% DCI-P3 coverage, but the U32U1 offers HDR 600 certification and HDR 10 support on its 10-bit panel. The Q27T1 shaves all of that in favor of an anti-glare coating.
Design-wise, both monitors are elegant, with the U32U1's tri-tubed stand coming in with a light aesthetic. The Q27T1 also offers a bold, yet subdued, design, swapping the cylindrical features of its bigger sibling for a uniquely angular stand. Connector-wise, the U32U1 offers HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 HUB with USB 3.1 support, while the Q27T1 keeps its offerings to a minimum and only carries 2x HDMI ports and 1x DisplayPort. Pricing for the Q27T1 starts at a pleasant £269, especially if design is important to you, but expect to part with a lot more money for its much more impressive 32" sibling when it's available later this year.
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21 Comments on AOC and Porsche Partner in Bringing Two Porsche Design Monitors to Market

#1
fynxer
Porsche watering down their brand by puting Porsche design on mediocer 60Hz tech.

As rediculus as redesigning an AvtoVAZ Lada car with Porsche design.

Minimum should have been 75Hz on 4K and 100Hz on 1440p

I defenetly DO NOT feel the need to buy one of these underwhelming monitors.
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#2
erixx
These are designs for Soho lawyer etc offices not for gamers.
I particullary like the rears, althought -even Porsche cannot think beyond the usual- still not ergonomics friendly, still very unhandy to work on the cables without putting the monitor upside down.
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#3
Rockarola
fynxer said:
Porsche watering down their brand by puting Porsche design on mediocer 60Hz tech.

As rediculus as redesigning an AvtoVAZ Lada car with Porsche design.

Minimum should have been 75Hz on 4K and 100Hz on 1440p

I defenetly DO NOT feel the need to buy one of these underwhelming monitors.
Watering down their brand? They are an industrial design company and they've designed coffeemakers for Siemens, external drives for Lacie and power tools for Metabo.
(the VAZ-2108 had heads designed in cooperation with Porsche Engineering)
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#4
ZoneDymo
hate all this mediocre stuff, can not one company just say "f it" and release a full on modern spec'd monitor for a competitive price?
feels like monitors are not moving forward at all.
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#5
TheDeeGee
Reminds me of the Top Gear episode with the Porsche Shoehorn and Smoking Pipe.
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#6
John Naylor
Porsche and AOC ? What's next Porsche and Walmart ? One would think they'd wanna have their name associated with AUOptronics panels only... let Asus and Acer battle out in a proce war for the privilege.
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#7
brian111
John Naylor said:
Porsche and AOC ? What's next Porsche and Walmart ? One would think they'd wanna have their name associated with AUOptronics panels only... let Asus and Acer battle out in a proce war for the privilege.
As Rockarola noted, their design studio works for who pays them. That's what they do.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
more like Porsche-let-me-stick-my-logo-on-it Design

amirite guise?
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#9
Arjai
FreedomEclipse said:
more like Porsche-let-me-stick-my-logo-on-it Design

amirite guise?
I'm sorry but, I failed to locate a single instance of F.A. Porsche anywhere on the AOC monitors.

So, no, urnotrite. :p
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#10
Manu_PT
ZoneDymo said:
hate all this mediocre stuff, can not one company just say "f it" and release a full on modern spec'd monitor for a competitive price?
feels like monitors are not moving forward at all.
We need Oled badly; at this point I don´t even care about burn-in (yes it still happens, someone trying to refuse it is clueless).

Today I had to do something on a good IPS monitor and I´m so used to TN that I was shocked at the freaking blur just by scrolling down on a web page. Idk how people can overrate IPS so much.
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#11
Totally
FreedomEclipse said:
more like Porsche-let-me-stick-my-logo-on-it Design

amirite guise?
It's a design studio just like Pinanfarina, just isn't autonomous.
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#12
Caring1
As a design studio, they have failed, pretty sure I have seen all these designs in other brands previously.
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#13
silapakorn
I'm just glad that the era of curved monitor is finally over.
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#14
R-T-B
silapakorn said:
I'm just glad that the era of curved monitor is finally over.
haha, wait... you're serious?
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#15
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
R-T-B said:
haha, wait... you're serious?
If they're serious, they must be in the wrong era.
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#16
biffzinker
What's so wrong with a curved monitor?
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#17
Abaidor
biffzinker said:
What's so wrong with a curved monitor?
Well it's curved....what else?

I hate curved monitors although I have a big 136" projector screen that is 21:9 and curved working with anamorphic lenses that makes sense in correcting barrel distortion and light uniformity. It's a physics thing....

For small screens it's a gimmick taken from cinema (front projection) and for any serious CAD/Design work is atrocious.
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#18
Ferrum Master
Abaidor said:
Well it's curved....what else?
I am not fond of it either, but there is one thing, the color shift. The angle actually helps to have even on VA type panels, that suffer from it. Well the last gen seems to be a lot better, but still.

Your point totally valid. At such short distance, there is no need. The next step is VR then.
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#19
Wavetrex
I dig the three-legged stand, but the back of the display is ugly a.f.

But I'm guessing office-types would be okay with it.
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#20
bug
And that, my friends, is how you do an epic design fail. You come up with a posh, minimalist stand and leave all the wiring hanging with no place to hide or route them.
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#21
Krzych
Not only the design is nothing special and both displays look worse than average, but they also have zero ergonomics because of this design. Not to mention no cable management in a product focused on the looks.
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