The 9 Best Laptops With OLED Displays
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in March of 2020. The acronym "OLED" stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode, which means the LEDs in a display incorporate an organic compound that illuminates in response to an electric current. In short, the screens on these laptops produce a very high quality visual experience, with vibrant colors and deep blacks, and can be much lighter and thinner than a traditional liquid crystal display. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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First introduced to flat-screen televisions, OLED technology is a recent innovation that has since been passed to desktop monitors, high-end smartphones, and also laptop computers. While the rate of laptop production has been fairly modest, the growing number of new and upgraded models is indicative of a flourishing market, and a healthy interest among studio professionals and gamers in particular.
One thing that all OLED laptops have in common is their high price tag, as compared to their similar-spec LCD counterparts. It has even been argued that laptop screens are too small to fully benefit from OLED displays and as such, money can be put to better use elsewhere, but the fact is that these models do have notably better visuals, and their excellent screens are supported by powerful graphics chips, resulting in an unmatched and comprehensive viewing experience.
These highly optimized machines are best enjoyed for art, design, and gaming pursuits, where one can fully benefit from their high screen resolutions and processing power. Of the models in this ranking, the Gigabyte AERO 15, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Razer Blade 15, and Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming, all make excellent gaming laptops, with the latter two featuring the brand's highly-rated Chroma RGB gaming keyboard.
If you are looking for an all-rounder high-spec OLED laptop, then the Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and the Dell XPS 15 7590 are both extremely powerful and visually-impressive options that can handle multiple tasks from a number of CPU-heavy programs simultaneously. If portability and versatility are high on your agenda, then you may consider the convertible HP Spectre x360 13t, which is one of the smallest OLED laptops on the market, but still boasts a number of impressive features. If you are looking for a laptop for creative studio work, then the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo might be considered, with its dual touchscreens for dividing your apps and windows, or you can use either as a sketchpad with a stylus.
Alienware M15 R3 This recent offering from Dell's line of premium gaming laptops comes loaded with high-end components and, typically for the brand, excellent build quality. Its hard drive is upgradable to as much as four terabytes and it boasts a powerful graphics chip and a 10th generation Intel Core i9k processor to complement its OLED display. dell.com