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Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S Review

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Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S is one of the remarkable products in the gaming world. Following the interest of the PD27 model released in 2020, AOC continues to use the “Porsche Design” brand, this time on a follower such as the PD27S. This 27-inch, QHD resolution monitor stands out not only with its technical features but also with its unique design. Inspired by the sophisticated lines of Porsche automobiles, this monitor offers gamers not just a display device but also a lifestyle. In the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S review article, we discuss the technical details, user experience and gaming performance of the PD27S in depth.

  • Design: Aesthetics and functionality together
  • User experience and features
  • Technical specifications and performance
  • Conclusion

Design: Aesthetics and functionality together

PD27S brings Porsche Design's prestige in the automobile world to monitor design. The monitor's stand design is inspired by the iconic steering wheel and rims of Porsche cars. Easy to install too. There are two parts in the box: the monitor and the stand. You can easily connect the monitor and stand without needing any screwdriver. Especially since the length of the legs is well adjusted, it does not take up too much space on the table. It is also possible to use the space around the feet to place other items. Made of sandblasted aluminum, this stand offers both aesthetic elegance and a solid structure. This design makes the PD27S a work of art rather than just a gaming monitor.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

PD27S sets an aesthetic bar among gaming monitors with awards such as the “iF Design Award” and “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022” in the field of design. The metal grilles on the back of the product are reminiscent of the air intakes in Porsche cars, while also playing a functional role for the cooling system of the monitor. Porsche Design's minimalist and functional design approach is evident in every detail of the monitor. This design allows the monitor to fit much better into gamers' setups. This monitor signed by Porsche Design will be a very good fit, especially with the steering wheel, accelerator pedal and similar elements in the installations of those who play Gran Turismo and similar automobile games.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

PD27S has ergonomic features that prioritize user comfort. The monitor is equipped with features such as 150 mm height adjustment, tilt and swivel, so users can find the ideal viewing angle and comfort during long gaming sessions. This adjustability means that the PD27S is not just a gaming monitor, but a workmate that molds to the user's needs. If you plan to use this monitor with a laptop in a dual monitor layout, you can easily position it thanks to the height adjustment. In addition, you can rotate the monitor 90 degrees and put it in a vertical position. This makes PD27S extremely useful for coders. On the other hand, the opportunity to use it in a vertical position will be very helpful for those who want to play mobile games on a larger screen with the help of a controller.

User experience and features

Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S has a customizable RGB LightFX lighting system. At the back, lighting units are placed inside the speakers placed on both sides. RGB LightFX takes the excitement beyond the monitor and adds depth while gaming, while also allowing users to reflect their personal style. These lights on the back add an aesthetic touch to game rooms, increasing the immersive experience created during gaming. There is a special section for LightFX in the settings. By choosing among the different color schemes and effects available here, you can make the monitor compatible with the in-game atmosphere.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

In terms of ports, the PD27S offers a wide array of connections. These ports are located on the back, facing downwards. In this way, cable connection can be easily achieved in narrow places such as near walls. There are two HDMI 2.0, two DisplayPort, and four type A USB 3.2 ports. There is also a headphone and a microphone jack at the back. This variety of connections allows users to easily connect peripheral devices to the monitor, eliminating complex setups and cable clutter. HDMI and DisplayPort cables are included in the box of the PD27S. There is also a 3.5mm cable on both ends, so you can easily connect audio to different devices. Moreover, thanks to the USB-A-USB-B cable that comes in the box, you can activate the USB 3.2 ports and expand the port range of your computer by connecting the computer and the monitor. This feature will be very useful, especially for limited devices such as laptops, especially those limited in terms of type A USB ports.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

Meanwhile, the stylish and cool stand of the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S is designed to eliminate cable confusion. You can organize the cables more neatly by passing them through the gap in the connection section with the monitor. As we mentioned above, the downward-facing port design also makes cable organization easier and effortless.

Speakers were a must in a stylish monitor like the PD27S. At the back there is a speaker system placed on both edges. Built-in 5W DTS Sound certified speakers offer users a sufficient sound experience without requiring a separate sound system. Sound output intensity is average, not too high. The bass is satisfactory, but the trebles do not reach very high levels. We often used this monitor with the Huawei MateBook 14s laptop. Audio and video are transferred together via the HDMI port. However, we preferred the internal speakers of the MateBook 14s for sound output.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

When it comes to controlling monitor settings, the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S has an easy-to-use OSD (onscreen display) menu. This way users can customize monitor settings. Although this menu looks simple, it may take some time to get used to using it. A control handle is placed at the back, in the lower right corner relative to the user. You can perform various controls or adjust settings by moving it up, down, right and left, as well as by pressing it. This OSD menu takes up a large area on the right edge of the screen. Its large boxed design allows you to easily distinguish each section. When you enter the sections, you can continue to see the settings in the column on the right. This OSD menu looks quite rich in terms of settings. There are various options in the LightFX lighting system mentioned above, from sound system to brightness to extra settings.

On the other hand, there are user manuals and software on the USB memory provided with the monitor. These will help you make the best use of the monitor.

Technical specifications and performance

Thanks to its 2560×1440 QHD resolution, PD27S offers clear and detailed images in games and professional applications. Offering high dynamic range with DisplayHDR 400 certification, the monitor makes colors appear more vivid and realistic. In addition, the wide color gamut, covering 95% of the DCI-P3 gamut and 99% of the sRGB gamut, requires color sensitivity; It also creates an ideal environment for tasks such as visual work in applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom or video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Indeed, the color vibrancy of the PD27S is impressive. The color settings of the monitor are extremely useful for those who want to work in a bright and vibrant environment. You also have the opportunity to adjust the color settings as you wish from the menu.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

A refresh rate of up to 170 Hz and a 1 ms response time make the PD27S a great option, especially for fast-paced games. Adaptive-Sync technology prevents screen tearing and stuttering even in games with different frame rates, and ensures that in-game movements are reflected fluently. This feature offers a smooth video flow that allows players to stay one step ahead of their opponents, especially in competitive games. Additionally, the monitor's low input lag is advantageous in situations where gamers need to react quickly. These features on the refresh rate and response time side make the PD27S a tool that not only offers a visual feast but also maximizes the gaming experience.

The IPS panel of the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S monitor brings wide viewing angles. This makes the monitor more useful in scenarios such as collaboration or monitoring. Even when you look at the monitor from very wide angles, there is no decrease in colors or brightness.

We put the PD27S through various monitor tests. When we look at EIZO's monitor test sequence, there is no fluctuation or banding in the colors in the test pattern, the lines are full and sharp, with no breaks. In the “Uniformity” test, the screen brightness is distributed homogeneously throughout the gray color tone. In the gradient test, the distribution of brightness throughout the color change is regular. PD27S also manages to pass the class in the sharpness test. The text on the screen offers a sharp and legible appearance without shadows, even at different sizes. In the viewing angle test, the size of the circles visible on the screen decreases by around 30 percent when the viewing angle exceeds 135 degrees. However, as we mentioned above, even if the viewing angles increase to very high levels, the degradation in the visual experience and quality on the screen remains at a lower level. In the gamma test, the gamma value of the monitor is at sRGB level.


Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD27S occupies a unique position among gaming monitors. This product, which is at the top in terms of both aesthetics and performance, offers a good experience to game lovers. By blending Porsche Design's design heritage with technology, PD27S not only offers visual satisfaction, but is also equipped with superior features that maximize gaming performance.

porsche design aoc agon pro pd27s review

The 27-inch QHD IPS screen helps you get a high visual pleasure and experience from games with its wide viewing angles, high brightness and vivid colors. The high refresh rate allows you to easily immerse yourself in action games. Wide viewing angles allow you to get the best possible view from anywhere while watching movies with your friends. Rich connection options are among the prominent features of this monitor. While there are a sufficient number of ports on the back, it would be nice to also have a port or ports in the USB-C format that also allow power output and allow charging of connected laptops or tablets. The useful OSD menu allows you to easily adjust many settings and controls of the monitor.

As a result, with its user-friendly features, wide range of connection options and customizable lighting system, PD27S not only turns game rooms into a technological center, but also functions as a reflection of personal expression and style. As one of the rare products that combines design and performance, this monitor manages to win the appreciation of both game lovers and design enthusiasts.

Danish Kapoor