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Samsung is starting to produce 14-inch 90Hz OLED screens

Steve Dent
Samsung is starting to produce 14-inch 90Hz OLED screens

Samsung has started producing 90Hz OLED displays that will be used in the latest ASUS laptops, it announced. The 14-inch, 2,880 x 1,800 16:10 panels were significantly delayed when Samsung said they would arrive in March this year when it first unveiled the technology.

The extra speed compared to 60Hz OLED panels makes these interesting for gaming in particular. Samsung notes that OLED technology creates less motion blur than LCD panels and claims that you will see clearer motion on a 90Hz OLED screen than you would on a 120Hz LCD model. In theory, it could mean relatively sharp play on a screen that is not as taxing on your computer’s GPU.

The OLED screens also deliver better color with 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage that beats most LCD models. They also offer deeper blacks, faster response times and better viewing angles. The disadvantage compared to LCD monitors is the lack of brightness and lower energy efficiency when displaying bright content. The screens are set to arrive on ASUS’s Zenbook 14X Pro and Vivobook Pro 14X models announced earlier this month. Samsung also supplies the 16-inch 4K 60Hz panels used in ASUS ProArt Studio OLED and other models.

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