NEWS: Samsung to produce 4K OLED screen for laptops

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    1. Andy Bassett

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      Thanks I did see oled laptops a few CESes ago but as the article mentions, it never really took off.

      Looking forward to the reviews.
       
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      GUIs are prevalent during any creative use ...burn in?
       
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      defo burn in risk from static operating system images both on windows and mac such as the dock or windows button etc. No go for PC use in my opinion..too risky, plus increased costs, not worth it.
       
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      TBH I think the reason they aren't more popular for laptops is the nature of OLED makes them unsuitable IMO. Even a gaming PC is probably going to be used for other things so burn in of the OS screen furniture seems inevitable even before we consider game HUDs.
       
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      Who's clever idea was this? The amount of time people spend on there computers with browsers and other bright things that have static icons and buttons to click is so long. These laptops screens aren't going to last long at all unless LG have come up with a magical fix to OLED screenburn/screenware.

      Before people point out screen savers even the screen saver since its the same short thing in a loop could damage the screen. The screen saver would have to be set to go total black or turn screen off.
      That however still won't resolve the issue of people using them for hours and hours with static images.

      One good thing about this is it might show us how reliable OLED screens truly are if large amounts of people start using them on laptops.
       
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      I winder if they'll offer a 10 year burn-in warranty on these? :D
       
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      Does anyone know what the pixel structure is for these displays?

      Samsung phones such as my S9 have a "pentile" display where each pixel only has two sub-pixels - red and blue or green or blue. This way 50% of the sub-pixels are blue and 25% are green and 25% red. This is done because blue is the weakest OLED emitter so requires more sub-pixels to maintain similar brightness without fading faster than red or green. However, the disadvantage of this is that to display a colour that mixes red green and blue requires 2 pixels to work together - effectively halving the resolution.
       
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      LG? This oled panel is made by Samsung for starters, also oled screens get used on phones that probably get much more use than a pc screen will and they have icons etc on screen most of the time, not a hint of screen burn on my Samsung s8 plus yet in well over a years use, its not as much as a disaster as you're making out imo
       
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      ah yer Samsung, that was me being so used to LG making OLED panels for TV's when I type stuff aboiut OLED normally.
      Do a Google image search for things like "smartphone oled screenburn" and other things that people mistake for faults that is actually screenburn. A lot of smartphones have got screenburn and I forget which one would have to research to find it out again. One of the Apple Iphones a paticular model had it really bad that the media caught on about it having dodgy screens. They never called it screenburn I dont think but thats what it looked like in the pics.

      Edit: Doubt it will be a disaster or they wouldn't do it. I expect tho that them laptops will have a unusually high failure rate of there screens when compared to most other laptops in screen faults.
       
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      I really dont understand this.... a lap top commonly has a small screen ? 15"? To then have 4k on such a small screen seems lost. Are we going to really see such a differance? For the cost it just seems like gimik
       
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      The OLED screens themselves will look better than the 4K res I believe. OLED screens, specially small ones like phones/tablets use can look very good. It will also save battery power will it not? OLEDS don't use as much power since they do not have a backlight i believe.
       
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      I can see oled being a good point but the need for 4K on such a small screen seems nonsensical.
       

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