While most laptops and notebooks now offer a 60Hz refresh rate, Samsung Display announced within the week that it’ll mass-produce the world’s first 90Hz OLED laptops in the first quarter of this year.
Samsung Display CEO Joo Sun Choi said the corporate would initially produce very large quantities of 14-inch, 90Hz OLED displays destined for laptops and notebooks, beginning in March.
Samsung Display says it believes consumers will quickly consider the chance to get OLED displays offering a 90Hz refresh rate, albeit the OLED panels require the utilization of a high-end graphics card.
In rendering static images 90 times a second, they’re going to make movements look far more lifelike, or snappier.
As such, the new refresh rate updates changes in motion more often, allowing smoother-looking visuals that appear virtually seamless to the viewer.
In a seeming contradiction, OLED displays are ready to transition from one screen to subsequent far more quickly than LCD screens with an equivalent refresh rate. As a result, OLED screens can make gaming and movie watching more vibrant.
The company says the 90Hz OLED display offers high-speed driving that’s on par thereupon of 120Hz LCD screens.
It tested blur length using an equivalent movie of a fast-driving car and located that the image drag of 90Hz OLED and 120Hz high refresh rate LCD screens is 0.9mm and 1mm, respectively. In short, 90Hz OLED screens smear amazingly little, at practically an equivalent rate as a 120Hz LCD.
What about Chromebooks?
So, with these large quantities of OLED laptop screens, does that mean we could see our first 90hz OLED Chromebook this year? That’s anyone’s guess, really, but I’m not getting my hopes up just yet. Screen tech tends to roll out on Windows laptops first then to Chromebooks, so it’s going to take a touch before we see these panels on a Chromebook.
That logic does get upended with the very fact that Samsung opted for the 4K OLED panel on the first Galaxy Chromebook a full year ago. At a time when only a few OLED laptops existed, we got the Galaxy Chromebook and every one of it’s $1000 extravagance.
If it could get paired up with a bigger battery and a few better optimization, there’s no reason during an ll|one amongst|one in every of”> one among these panels couldn’t find yourself in a Chromebook in 2021 to simply become the simplest panel we’ve seen yet on a laptop running Chrome OS. There’s already built-in support for higher refresh rates, so why not?
At now, we’ve found no evidence of this being the case, but the precise display board isn’t always clear when we’re digging within the Chromium Repositories, in order that isn’t indicative either way.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G
While I’m hopeful we’ll see a 90hz OLED Chromebook this year, my bet is we’ll see Windows laptops arrive with this screen tech first, the market will normalize a touch round the idea of ordinary, non-gaming laptops with high refresh rates and OLED screens, then we’ll start seeing it in Chromebooks. But it’s one step closer either way, right?