What you need to know
- Samsung Display has announced that its 90Hz OLED laptop panels have entered mass production.
- This announcement primarily pertains to its enterprise customers, which include Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, and HP.
- Consumers will see these displays in more laptops going forward.
The best Windows laptops are about to get a bit better thanks to Samsung Display's commitment to the mass production of its 90Hz OLED laptop panels. While the panels themselves are no secret and can be seen in both 14-inch and 16-inch capacities by way of the new ASUS VivoBook Pro and ZenBook, the fact that Samsung Display is going wide with these for laptops is a big deal.
We can expect to see more high refresh rate OLED displays going forward as a result of the mass production announcement. Lenovo, ASUS, HP, Dell, and Samsung Electronics are all named by Samsung Display as manufacturers that have received its OLED panels. What this enterprise-tier supply announcement means for consumers is that non-gaming machines are soon to have displays with the fidelity of OLED coupled with refresh rates higher than the standard 60Hz.
Samsung Display offered this description of its OLED panels to illustrate the benefits:
Expect to see high refresh rate OLED displays in your favorite laptop manufacturers' offerings in the near future. And if you want to read more refresh rate news, check out the scoop on Dynamic Refresh Rate in Windows 11. It's a hint that we're about to see Surface hardware go past the 60Hz line.
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Happy seeing higher refresh rates becoming a thing for all types of laptops, not just for gaming laptops. It probably has something to do with Windows 11. CPUs are already so fast that them getting any faster won't make the PC feel faster in light taks, but a higher refresh screen does make a PC feel faster. Doing light tasks with a PC with an i3 and 120hz screen fells faster compared to a monster PC with Ryzen 5950x 16 core CPU but with just a 60hz screen.
I would like to also see 17" versions on gaming laptops.
That is really a good news. New models with Oled display, Intel Adler lake processors ang haptic touchpad should be very interesting and also competitive with Apple MacBook
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