AOC have just announced two new displays designed by the world-renowned design agency Studio F. A. Porsche: the Red Dot Design Award-winning U32U1, a 31.5″ premium business monitor with 4K resolution and VESA DisplayHDR 600, and the Q27T1, a 27″ QHD monitor geared towards design-conscious home users. This news piece focuses on the smaller Q27T1 model.
The Q27T1’s asymmetrical stand continues the design heritage of its predecessors. It not only impresses with its distinctive design but also surprises with the way it logically follows the distribution of force within the monitor to perfectly balance the monitor’s weight. This design accentuates the sophisticated structural engineering to hold the monitor in place, similar to a modern sculpture. The three-sided frameless display with edge design hides the plastic frame on the left and right sides to make it genuinely frameless. The lower bezel is adorned by a glossy shine, while the matte curved back underlines the pure and clean design of the monitor. The clean look of the stand is accompanied on the back, where the I/O ports are hidden by a cover, with just a small opening for outgoing cables, adding to the overall sleek look of the Q27T1.
The Q27T1 uses an IPS technology panel with a 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution. there is a 5ms G2G response time, 60Hz refresh rate, 1300:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 16.7m colour depth and 178/178 viewing angles. It’s the first model in their new T1 line of displays to offer a wide colour gamut covering 90% of the NTSC colour space apparently.
DisplayPort 1.2 and 2x HDMI 1.4 connections are provided along with a line in and headphone jack.
AOC’s Q27T1 will be available in July 2019 at an MSRP of 309 EUR or £269 GBP