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MSI Raider GE67 HX laptop gets world's first 240 Hz OLED panel and wins high praise from professional calibrator

MSI's Raider GE67 HX is the first laptop to offer a 240 Hz OLED display. (Image Source: MSI)
MSI's Raider GE67 HX is the first laptop to offer a 240 Hz OLED display. (Image Source: MSI)
Vincent Teoh from HDTVTest claims that the 240 Hz OLED display on the MSI Raider GE67 HX gaming laptop surpasses even the best plasma displays of yesteryear. Even though it is supplied by Samsung Displays, the 240 Hz panel doesn't use QD-OLED technology and has a few downsides.

When it comes to large OLED screens, the highest current refresh rate of 175 Hz is offered by Alienware with the AW3423DW curved gaming monitor based on Samsung’s QD-OLED tech. However, this is not the highest refresh rate for an OLED screen available right now. MSI’s Raider GE67 HX 2022 gaming laptop is the first to feature a 15.6-inch 1440p OLED display with 240 Hz. Vincent Teoh from HDTVTest managed to get his hands on the MSI laptop and one of his latest Youtube videos reveals how it compares to existing OLED TVs and monitors.

Right off the bat, Teoh claims that the 240 Hz display undoubtedly delivers the clearest and cleanest motion seen on modern displays (including plasmas). It turns out that the 240 Hz panel is supplied by Samsung Display, but it is not using QD-OLED technology. Given its spectral power distribution and subpixel arrangement that could cause fringing artifacts on some smaller Windows fonts, the 240 Hz screen appears to be similar to the OLED displays found on Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro.

In order to improve perceived contrast, MSI included a glossy finish for the OLED display, which is quite a rare sight on non-Apple laptops nowadays. Unfortunately, this coating exhibits yellow tinting off axis, with some rainbow effect at extreme angles. The smaller size of the panel does not allow it to be too bright on 10% test windows (606 cd/m²), but it is plenty bright full field at 450 cd/m².

Teoh reports that this display does not seem to recognize HDR content in some games and movies, displaying washed out colors in full screen. SDR content looked stunning, though. Pixel switch speed was determined to be 0.6 ms, which is among the fastest on the market. A small downside is that PWM is enabled at 480 Hz, but the high frequency should not pose problems for the majority of susceptible users.

The HDTVTest reviewer explains that the usual Leo Bodnar input lag measuring method could not be used for the MSI laptop. Instead, Teoh measured input lag with an Nvidia LDAT device, which reported an average latency of ~17 ms. For reference, this method showed that LG OLED TVs have an end-to-end latency of 44.6 ms.

Dark uniformity appeared slightly better compared to larger TV panels. As for the problematic burn-in concerns, MSI has included OLED care features that are meant to reduce image retention as much as possible.

With 240 Hz laptop screens already a reality, hopefully LG and Samsung could soon add high refresh rate panels for the large screen TV lineups, as well.


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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 08 > The world's first 240 Hz OLED screen on the MSI Raider GE67 HX gaming laptop revealed to have the clearest and cleanest motion ever seen from a modern display, according to professional calibrator
Bogdan Solca, 2022-08-18 (Update: 2022-08-20)