OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) has gained much attention these years as it takes steps into the consumer tech fields - Phone / TV market. In the recent year OLED laptops also joined the trend as Samsung’s OLED displays are bringing laptop visuals up to speed. But before talking about the recommended OLED laptops, let’s just briefly introduce the advantages of it you might know or don’t know yet.
Advantages you might know:
True Black - OLED can easily reach the 1000000:1 contrast which is obvious for human eye to tell which is real and attracting
Energy Saving -
As OLED will bright where it counts & dim where it doesn't, this can save up to 6% of energy without compromising picture quality.
If with Drak mode on OLED , it can save up to 67% power saving. Because OLED dims dark pixels and completely turns off black pixels.
Thin & Slim - No backlights and complex color filters compared to the conventional LCD. That’s why it gives you an thinner display.
What you may have missed:
Eye Care - less blue light. According to the statics in Samsung official website, harmful blue light of OLED will be less than 6.5% without changing the color. While most computers with a default white ground are with ~15% blue. What a difference!
However, both the time and distance of screen use are important parameters in assessing the damage to the eyes, not just the light source itself. Prolonged close proximity to a screen is always harmful to the eyes.
Anyway, let us see how Samsung’s OLED displays are bringing laptop visuals up to speed and make this market more competitive.
Recommended OLED laptops
The XPS15 is definitely to your liking If you are video editors, photographers, and content creators.
Specs of this 15.6" OLED 3.5K (3456x2160) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective Display:
Redefined InfinityEdge display:16:10 display that features a stunning edge-to-edge view, designed to make you more productive.
Deep contrast:Perfect black provides phenomenal contrast ratio (100,000:1)
Color that pops: Equipped with 100% Adobe RGB and 94% DCI-P3 color gamut,
500-nit brightness provides more clarity in bright light, like outdoors.
Stunning indoors and out: Keep your vibrant visuals going when working outside or in a bright light with up to a 0.65% anti-reflective coating which provides less glare in both these scenarios in order to maintain a striking glossy screen.
You also have options now for up to an Intel eight-core, 11th-generation Core-i9, up to 32GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe solid-state storage. There’s also an optional Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics chip for impressive midrange gaming capabilities.
‘The XPS 15 is already an awesome laptop, but the OLED display takes it to a whole new level.’ Just like what other review sites have said about it.
Whether in terms of appearance or internal configuration, you get what you pay for with the XPS 15.
The AERO series laptops are GIGABYTE's line of products tailored to creator users. With the launch of NVIDIA's new generation of GeForce RTX 30 series laptop GPUs, the AERO15 with RTX 30 Laptop GPU, the market has another strong member in this field.
Whether you are the visual professional or the gamer, this AERO 15 can satisfy both worlds.
It has blazing fast performance & decent selection of ports: 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x mini DP 1.4, 1x RJ-45, 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DC-in Jack. The most important thing is that it has a 4K OLED screen with Pantone certified.
The AERO 15 OLED KC's OLED screen is 4K resolution, which also makes for an extremely detailed display. In addition, this screen of AERO 15 OLED KC is also compliant with VESA Display HDR 400 standard with 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut and very low response time of 1ms contrast ratio up to 100000:1.
Since we are talking about laptops, how can there be no place for ASUS? ‘ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED lets you get things done in style: calmly, efficiently, and with zero fuss. It’s your powerful and elegant next-level companion for on-the-go productivity and creativity, featuring an amazing 4K OLED HDR touchscreen. It also includes the tilting ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus secondary 4K display that offers effortless ergonomics and seamless workflows. Powered by up to an Intel® Core™ i9 eight-core processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU, ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED brings you all the benefits of tomorrow’s technology, today.’ Well, the ASUS Pen 2.0 with 4090 pressure levels is bonus for the creative work.
High performance & thin and light has always been the ultimate goal of laptop manufacturers and chip manufacturers to pursue. What would be the experience of integrating a high-performance GPU of the caliber of the RTX 3050 Ti into a thin and light laptop? That's what the Xiaomi Laptop Pro X15 is trying to do.
Xiaomi Laptop Pro X15 features the latest E4 material OLED screen from Samsung with 10bit color depth panel, 1000000:1 contrast ratio, 3.5K resolution (3456×2160 pixels, 16:10 display ratio), 100% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB dual high color gamut, TÜV Rheinland hardware low blue light certification, Eye Care Display certification and VESA HDR 500 (TRUE BLACK) certification.
This screen can be described as amazing in both quality and actual experience!
And in order to take into account the needs of the growing population of designers, the Xiaomi Laptop Pro X15 is factory color-corrected with an average Delta-E value of <1. This screen has reached the standard of a professional graphics display.
The low latency and high quality OLED screen is not only suitable for gaming, but also for professional graphics creation without any problem.
In terms of workmanship, it uses the same process as the MacBook, with the body made of 6-series aircraft-grade aluminum alloy with a 170-gauge ceramic sandblasting process, and the small details are treated with a more precise CNC one-piece precision carving process. The Xiaomi Laptop Pro X15 not only feels soft in the hand, but also looks very eye-catching, and is considered the highest value Xiaomi laptop of all time.
#05 DELL XPS 13 PLUS (First appearance at CES 2022)
Dell has announced the latest derivative of its XPS 13 series of laptops. Named XPS 13 Plus, the new series features a unique new design with an improved OLED display and the latest 12th generation Intel Core processors.
Dell says the 13.4-inch OLED display is selectable via touch controls or mouse with FHD+ (1920 x 1080) resolution and 500 nits of brightness. If you need more clarity, you can also choose between 3.5K and 4K resolutions, also touch-controlled, and capable of 400 and 500 nits of maximum brightness, respectively.
The processor is Intel's latest 12th generation Core, with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, but minus the micro-SD slot and 3.5mm audio jack. The laptop is just 15.2mm thick and weighs just 1.24kg, making it an ideal candidate for one of the best laptops.
According to Dell, this is the first XPS model to be made with renewable energy and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life. The entry-level XPS 13 Plus features an Intel Core i5-1240P processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state drive and a 13.4-inch FHD+ display (non-touch), and the XPS 13 Plus can also be configured with a higher performance screen, Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD
Given the battery life, the XPS 13 OLED comes with Windows 10 Home set to a dark theme (black instead of white dialogs and File Explorer windows); the 3,456 x 2,160 display is also set to 300% zoom, and I thought the icons and screen elements were a bit too big, so I dialed it back. It's rated at 400 nits compared to the IPS panel's 500 nits, but that's more than enough thanks to its high 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The OLED display essentially shows pure black, with black pixels completely off.
The screen is stunning, with rich, vivid colors (Dell claims 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut) and sharp details. Photos and videos look great - even the browser and notepad windows - and viewing angles are wide, despite the Gorilla Glass 6 touch overlay showing reflections at extreme angles. I'm not sure I think the 3.5K OLED panel is better than the flagship HP DreamColor workstation screen, which I've always thought was the best of the laptops, but I certainly wouldn't say it's worse. It makes using the XPS 13 a tremendous amount of fun.
Despite the fact that this release is more than a year old, it is still a very cost effective OLED laptop.
Spectre x360 14 is a 14-inch 2-in-1 Transformer, this generation of design changes are not small, said to be jointly designed with Intel, and passed Intel's EVO certification, up to 17 hours of battery life.
In addition, the Spectre x360 14 has an OLD version of the screen available, also with a resolution of 3000x2000, although the battery life will be reduced to 11.5 hours.In terms of interfaces, the Spectre x360 14 is equipped with a simple one, mainly 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports in addition to the card reader, and 1 USB-A port.It is worth noting that one of the two Thunderbolt 4 ports is on the side, and the other is at the corner of the spindle, a very unique position that is really a first.
Other aspects, Spectre x360 14 supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, 4 speakers, and the touchpad area is 16% larger.
The MSI Creator 15 gets the high-end features designed for both gaming and content creator individuals. It has a15.6-inch 4K panel produces clear and vibrant pictures.
The color coverage is exceptional, plus the brightness is enough to cater to your gaming and content creation needs when outdoors. Pausing whatever you’re doing because of overheating isn’t the case in this laptop as it comes with an intelligent cooler boost technology. It ensures maximum airflow for improved performance, no matter how demanding your application or game is. Downloading videos and streaming online games is seamless with the latest Wi-Fi 6E. The hinges are stiff enough to prevent wobbling, which can be a really practical design.
The Studio Edition comes with an OLED display with 4K and 10-point touch. In this field, nothing can be compared to its super-saturated color, ultra-high brightness, and nearly infinite contrast ratio. The screen provides excellent coverage of the sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 color gamuts for creators and designers.
This Razer Blade 15’s 2021 model also have some powerful features:
A powerful eight-core Intel 10th-gen i7-10875H processor, a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, and 32GB of RAM, even enough to tackle more AAA games. And, of course, that OLED screen will be excellent for color, contrast, and clarity no matter what game you’re playing; it’s also great for movies and video editing.
I have to say that all the models with the number 15 in this blog have similarities, and they are all compatible to some extent with portable creation and gaming needs.
I know it's not a laptop, but how can Samsung, the screen professionals, not appear in this blog?
The 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7+ is equipped with a flagship 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate OLED screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chip. The Galaxy Tab S7 comes with a 7760mAh battery, while the Galaxy Tab S7+ has a 10,000mAh battery, and both tablets will come with the S Pen stylus and run Android 10.