When it comes to choosing a monitor we often find ourselves spending an inordinate amount of time picking “the one”.

Not only does a good monitor need to have the technology to meet our very demanding needs, it also has to look good. Since we are looking at it for upwards of 10 hours a day, you don’t necessarily want to be staring at a gawdy piece of tech.

Thankfully, when it comes to looks, finding a monitor that matches your aesthetic is a lot easier.

With that having been said, many options on the market will have you compromising on looks or specs.

That isn’t the case when it comes to the AOC U32U1 monitor.

The display is designed by F.A Porsche, the design house behind Porsche Design. You may recognise that name from the Huawei range of Porsche Design smartphones but F.A Porsche has lent its skills to a number of impressive projects.

The AOC U32U1 then, is in good company. The monitor’s rear is striking with a silver plate framed by the black of the monitor’s casing. This silver plate sticks out from the monitor itself creating a gorgeous floating effect.

The plate is also loaded with all the connectivity options you may need including HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and USB Type C ports. USB Power can deliver up to 65W to your notebook if you’re short on plugs or – as we’ve all done once or twice – you’ve forgotten your charger at home or the office.

A great feature of this plate is that it allows the monitor to be rotated into portrait mode without moving the cables.

The display panel itself is similarly loaded with all the features you could need.

AOC has fitted the U32U1 with a 31.5inch 4K (3840 x 2160) WLED IPS panel. Having a 4K display doesn’t just mean a sharper image, there’s also more real estate for applications if you happen to be multitasking.

For professionals working in video production or design, the display is also VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified. The panel has a 60Hz refresh rate and covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.

For those who aren’t fans of the tripod stand, the AOC U32U1 also supports VESA mounting.

To get your own Red Dot Design Award winning AOC U32U1 monitor visit www.rectron.co.za.

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