Update | Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019
Working For Notebookcheck
Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!
News and Editorial Editor - Details here
(January 23, 2019 Update: We now know who the supplier of these OLED panels will likely be. Samsung showed off a 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED panel at CES 2019 that promises HDR600 and 100 percent DCI-P3 color coverage and a manufacturing start date of February 2019. With all of the listed laptops below not launching until March or later, it's safe to say that they will all be utilizing Samsung panels.)
A small handful of 4K UHD OLED laptops made it to CES this year that were unfortunately overshadowed by Nvidia Turing and the next generation of AMD processors. We've gone ahead and listed these laptops here for easier reference.
OLED for laptops is significant because the technology offers immense benefits over the common IPS panel. Black levels and response times are near perfect even when compared to the best IPS displays in the market. The technology is becoming more widespread on smartphones and tablets like the iPhone X and Galaxy Tab S4, respectively, but high costs and low supply continue to impede its development for laptops.
It's worth noting that all the OLED laptops below have 15.6-inch screens. OEMs typically source from the same pool of panel manufacturers including Samsung, LG Philips, AU Optronics, and BOE. Thus, it is very likely that the following laptops will be sourcing the 15.6-inch OLED panel from just a single provider. Many of these models will be launching in the same time Q1/Q2 time frame as well. We're unsure who this provider will be until we can get our hands on the first test sample.
Nearly all OEMs have omitted the launch prices of their OLED laptops likely being these will carry quite the price premium over the typical IPS SKU.
Dell XPS 15
Although a no-show at CES 2019, the XPS 15 is expected to come this March with the 4K UHD OLED option in tow.
Dell G7 15
This mid-range gaming laptop will also receive a complete design overhaul in addition to the 4K UHD OLED option.
HP Spectre x360 15
HP's flagship convertible is becoming more powerful with each new generation because the OEM is not afraid to increase thickness for better performance. The 4K UHD SKU will launch in just a few short months as well.
Razer Blade 15
Razer was the only one at CES 2019 to showcase a working gaming laptop prototype with the 4K UHD OLED panel. Strangely, the manufacturer didn't want to demo it running any games.
Lenovo Yoga C730
Last year's Yoga C730 will soon have a 4K UHD OLED SKU. Unlike all the other laptops listed here, however, Lenovo has explicitly stated that the OLED option will be skipping the United States for now.
Lenovo was also the only OEM to give a firm launch price on the Yoga C730 OLED when it launches in Europe this April. The option will start at $1649 USD or several hundred dollars more than the original IPS SKU. This price difference is a good indicator of what to expect from the other OEMs.
Top 10 Smartphones
Smartphones, Phablets, ≤5-inch, Camera SmartphonesNotebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros