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Samsung begins mass-producing 90Hz OLED portable monitors

Samsung begins mass-producing 90Hz OLED portable monitors

Samsung Display follows its promise to increase OLED production. The company has begun mass-producing 90Hz OLED panels in laptops, which will be featured in several upcoming 14-inch laptops from Asus.

“Demand for laptops is steadily rising as work from home and distance learning become the new norm,” Asus Vice General Manager YC Chen said in a statement. “OLED screens can meet the different needs of consumers as they use laptops for school, virtual meetings, video streaming, games and more.”

In a statement, Samsung Display said: “The 90Hz OLED panel offers more options for consumers who want to enjoy high-performance content on their laptops. With our innovative OLEDs, we are further pioneering and market-leading in display technologies that offer superior image quality. “

Samsung Display first announced that it would soon begin mass-producing OLED panels back in January, though it did not specify a list of partners. “OLED panels can best meet the diverse consumer needs of laptops used for telecommuting, online education, video streaming and gaming,” the company said at the time.

While this is Samsung Display’s first official confirmation that mass production has begun, the announcement should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the laptop market. With a few exceptions, OLEDs have largely been featured on large high-end laptops in recent years — but it will soon become much more common in smaller and more affordable notebooks if there is something to go after recent OEM announcements. In the last month, major manufacturers, including Asus and Lenovo, have announced a wide range of OLED laptops across sizes and price tags, many with a 90Hz capability.

According to Samsung, the new 90Hz panels will appear on an upcoming 14-inch Zenbook (presumably the Asus Zenbook 14X) and 14-inch Vivobook Pro.

The Zenbook 14X, announced by Asus on September 2, will be available with either a 4K OLED HDR display or a 2.8K OLED 90HZ display, with models starting at $ 1,399.99. (It’s a leap from Asus’ latest ultraportable OLED Zenbook, the Zenbook 13, which features an FHD OLED display and starts at $ 799.99.)

Asus has also equipped a number of its product lines with new OLED panels. Its ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED and ProArt StudioBook 16, expected in Q4, are among the first 16-inch laptops to feature 4K OLED HDR displays. The 14-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch models in the budget-oriented VivoBook series (from $ 749.99) are also equipped with OLED, as well as the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 with dual screen and the company’s ultra-light ExpertBook business area.

Not to be outdone, Lenovo also announced a large number of OLED notebooks earlier this month (also using Samsung OLED panels). An IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon with a 90Hz OLED screen is coming in October, which Lenovo claims will be the lightest 14-inch OLED laptop on the market at just 2.37 pounds. (It will be a QHD + OLED screen, lower resolution than the 4K panel on the Zenbook 14X). Also in October, the 13.3-inch Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 is expected, an OLED Chrome OS tablet with a removable keyboard case. Starting at just $ 429.99, it’s probably one of the most affordable laptops ever to have OLED technology.

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