First OLED Laptops Could Arrive Next Year and Burn Holes in Wallets

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Say it's true. That I could finally be watching Hulu on a laptop with an OLED screen by next year. Companies have announced plans and showed concepts, but Samsung says we could see a commercial OLED notebook in 2010.


After introducing its X Series laptops yesterday the company told reporters that it would release an OLED notebook towards the end of 2010, perhaps in the third quarter. Lenovo has also mentioned plans to use OLED and Sony has shown a totally futuristic notebook based on OLED panels, but this is the first solid timing we have heard of.

Not surprising there was no mention of cost, but we've got to assume that it would add a couple of hundred to the price of a regular notebook (OLED screens are about 50 to 80 percent more expensive than regular LCDs). But with analysts at Gartner believing that OLED laptops will become the norm over the next 5 years maybe it won't be as bad as anticipated. I'll start saving. [TechRadar]



I like to stay a little behind the curve to save costs, so I won't even bother switching from regular ol' LED to to OLED until CFL displays are things you can only find in the Mom's Basement Foundation Nerd Museum of Computorial Antiquity.

But, good to see these things coming. No doubt Vaios will be amongst the first, and retail spots will come with a handy bone saw so that you can portion off which limbs you wish to use as payment.