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AOC PDS271 Porsche Design – 27” Class IPS Ultra Slim LED Monitor

AOC PDS271 Porsche Design – 27” Class IPS Ultra Slim LED Monitor

AOC has enlisted the services of Studio F.A. Porsche to create a new interpretation of the monitor.

The PDS271 is a 27” IPS panel with FHD resolution, a super thin form factor, and a unique power brick feature that combines power and video into a single cable that emanates from the elegantly curved strip of metal that forms the base and upright.

• Porsche Design
• 23.8” Diagonal Viewing Area
• IPS Panel
• 5ms Response
• Wide Viewing Angles (178/178)
• Ultra Slim (5.2mm)
• Modular Connectivity
• Asymmetric Design
• FlickerFree
• LowBlue Mode

The resolution is indeed 1920×1080 pixels and the color depth is 6-bits with FRC. And that is unfortunate, because the PDS271 has several other positives that place it ahead of the competition. The panel comes from LG Display and is an AH-IPS part with a white LED arrayed at the bottom edge. But its native color gamut sets it apart from most business-class screens. Sporting DCI-P3, it delivers vibrant and saturated color that exceeds the sRGB volume by almost 20%.

It completely eliminates cable clutter by combining the power and video feeds into a single wire that runs from a stylish power brick to a jack hidden under the all-metal base. It’s a unique approach that offers an ideal solution to those seeking a completely uncluttered desktop. In fact, most aspects of the PDS271 are uncluttered. There’s only a single button to control the OSD, which has few options outside brightness and contrast.

Physical Layout
The carton shows a photo of the monitor on a black background with the proclamation “The Splendour of Luxury.” It’s certainly enticing, but the word “Porsche” appears nowhere. That’s a bit of a head-scratcher since it’s the primary selling point of the PDS271.

Internal protection is more than adequate for the completely assembled monitor. You’ll be amazed at its light weight and supreme thinness. It almost reminds us of an OLED panel as we remove it from the box. The special power brick and required cable are included of course, along with an HDMI connector. Drivers and documentation are provided on an enclosed CD.

The PDS271 exudes high style from its simple and elegant design. There are no extraneous angles or curves, only what’s necessary for each piece to flow into the next. Form follows function in a clear expression of the German Bauhaus school. The panel is super thin for two-thirds of its height, culminating in a small bulge at the bottom for the internal components. The all-metal upright and base are a single piece interrupted only by a cylindrical hinge that offers 21.5° back tilt and 3.5° front. There are no height or swivel adjustments. Nor do you get any mounting options. The pieces are permanently attached with hidden hardware.

The front layer appears frameless, but when an image is present, you can see a 7mm bezel around the top and sides. Across the bottom is a metal strip, 20mm in width, and it has a polished edge and an AOC logo as its only feature. Control is facilitated by a single button. Press it once to power up. Another click brings up a small OSD.

While many of us dream of a world, reality means we still need cables to carry power and video signals reliably. AOC has managed to cut this requirement to a single proprietary wire and a nicely styled brick that accepts both AC and a single HDMI input. It is then connected to a hidden jack in the PDS271’s base. You can see how it works in the third photo above. Next to the panel’s single button is a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are no built-in speakers, nor are there USB ports.

OSD and Setup
The OSD is about as minimal as it gets. In addition to brightness and contrast, you get three-level controls for low blue light and overdrive. The feature list is rounded out by a volume control and language choices.

When you press the button, the menu appears at the bottom center of the screen. Another press cycles through the icons. When you’ve selected the desired function, wait a moment and a small box appears at the center of the screen. Press the button to raise the value until it hits its max and cycles back to the bottom. It’s a little clunky, but if you’re going to have a display controlled by one key, we can’t think of a better way to do it.

Setup is pretty much limited to choosing the desired output level. There are no picture modes, color temps, or gamma presets. Maxing the brightness slider yields around 275cd/m2 while a setting of 56 corresponds to 200cd/m2. Contrast is set correctly so it should not need adjustment. The only other option worth visiting is the overdrive. A medium setting provides good blur reduction without excessive ghosting.

Technical Specifications:

Viewable Screen Size23.8″
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Brightness250 cd/m²
Refresh Rate60Hz
Contrast Ratio (dcr)50M:1
Response Time5ms
Max Resolution1920×1080
Color Depth16.7M
Pixel Pitch (mm) (H x V)0.2745mm(H) x 0.2745mm(V)
View Angle (degrees) (H x V)Horizontal: 178 Degrees (CR>10) Vertical: 178 Degrees (CR>10)
Display Area (mm) (H x V)527.04mm(H) x 296.46mm(V)
Scanning Frequency (H / V)30 -83kHz (H) / 50 -76 Hz (V)


Cabinet ColorBlack/Silver
AdjustabilityTilt: -3.5°~+21.5°


Dual-Link DVI
HDMI 1.41
HDMI 2.0
Display Port 1.2
USB Type-C
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
Upstream USB


Power Consumption30W (typical), Standby: <0.5W
Power SourceUniversal 110~240VAC, 50/60Hz


Wall Mount (mm x mm)NA
Built-in SpeakerNA
AudioEarphone Out
User ControlSource/Auto/Exit, Clear Vision, Menu/Enter, Image Ratio/Volume,Power
RegulationscTUVus, CE, FCC,RoHS, EPEAT,Energy Star®, 10 compatible
OSD Languages16 Languages including English,French and Spanish
Other FeaturesCo-brand with Porsche. User Friendly Graphical OSD Menu, Kensington Security Slot, Includes AOC’s eSaver software, i-Menu software, FlickerFree, LowBlue Mode


Net Weight (lbs)6.94
Net Weight (Kgs)3.15
Gross Weight (lbs)11.02
Gross Weight (Kgs)5.29
Carton in (WxHxD)23.86 x8.82 x19.8
Carton in mm (WxHxD)606x224x503
Monitor in inch (WxHxD)21.3×16.38×7.03
Monitor in mm (WxHxD)541x416x178.5
Loading Qty w/pallet20’=360pcs; 40′ Std=750pcs


IN the Box24″ Monitor, Power Cord,HDMI Cable, Box, QSG


  • Exceptional styling
  • Build quality
  • Cable management
  • DCI-P3 color


  • No calibration options
  • Out-of-box grayscale tracking
  • FHD resolution
  • 6-bit+FRC color depth

The PDS271 is not a feature-rich powerhouse but its beautiful styling may win over some users. DCI-P3 color is a nice asset that will add some much-needed punch to an image of average contrast and its out-of-box performance is on par with the competition. It provides good clarity and is a pleasure to work with. Style-conscious buyers will certainly want to consider this Porsche-designed display.

Credits: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aoc-pds271-porsche-design-monitor,5334.html

AOC PDS271 Porsche Design - 27” Class IPS Ultra Slim LED Monitor
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