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:
An OLED panel responds much faster than an LCD panel and can display a more natural-looking image with a lower refresh rate than an LCD panel. According to Samsung Display’s internal tests, its 90Hz OLED panel showed a blur length of 0.9mm, a 10 percent improvement when compared to a 120Hz LCD panel’s blur length in video playback. Shorter blur length means less motion blur and clearer movement when watching videos.
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.