Agon by AOC apparently has two new ultrawide monitors in the works. This is according to a CES Red Dot Design Awards listing released ahead of an official announcement. The first Red Dot winner is the AOC Porsche Design Agon Pro PD49. It’s a 49in curved, high-end ultrawide monitor reserved for the deepest of pockets. The second is a 34in flat panel with mainstream appeal called the AOC 34U3.
Information is few and far between but if it’s anything like the impressive collaborative effort we’ve seen before, then we’re in for a treat. Red Dot indicates that the flagship features a 240Hz refresh rate, a protruding 5-megapixel webcam, and two 8-watt stereo speakers featuring DTS.
TFTCentral also revealed it might feature an OLED panel offering a 5K2K resolution and 1800R screen curvature. That said, there’s conflicting information that says it could be a standard VA panel with a steeper 1000R screen curvature instead. It does, however, look eerily similar to the Philips Evnia 49in SuperWide 240Hz OLED monitor, except in Porsche black. Hmm, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Simply marvelous design
According the maker, AOC takes inspiration from the Porsche 911. The rear of the display is ribbed, taking cues from the vehicle’s aggressive front grill. A contrasting polished aluminium Porsche Design emblem and AOC logo complete the look. The centre features a matching three-pronged monitor stand, adding a subtle yet elegant finish. As a self-proclaimed car guy, I definitely see the similarities to the most recent Porsche 911 and it’s simply gorgeous.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Red Dot listing also revealed the AOC 34U3. This bad boy features a 34in Mini LED flat panel. Sadly, we’ve no further information just yet, except that it includes an ergonomic, height-and-swivel adjustable monitor stand. Yet again, we need only look to the company’s past offerings to make a calculated guess regarding specs.
For now, AOC has yet to reveal anything new, so don’t put all your eggs in once basket when it comes to the above information. We should learn more over the coming weeks, or at CES 2024 which takes place in January.