There's something about OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens that we just love. Perhaps it's the true blacks or the rich vibrant colours, but we can't help choosing OLED screens over types of displays. Now that manufacturers have appeared to have solved most of the issues with the technology, such as screen burn-in and cost, these displays are finding their way into an increasing number of devices. Smartphones, TVs and now laptops are some of the products that benefit from OLED screens. Here are five of our favourite OLED-equipped gadgets.
Asus Zenbook 14 OLED
Among PC makers, Asus has been the the most eager to adopt OLED screens. The Taiwanese firm is putting these displays on every new laptop this year, from its lower-end Vivobook range to the more expensive Zenbook series. The recent Zenbook 14 OLED is a good example of a premium ultrabook that's further elevated by a screen that not only looks good, but has a crisp resolution and even a 90Hz refresh rate.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung dominates the OLED market for smartphones, so it's no surprise that its best display is often found on its flagship phones, like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Its 6.8-inch near-bezel-less display offers a staggering 1,200 nits at peak brightness, a 1,440p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Games look and play great on this mobile powerhouse, especially titles with bright lively colours.
While Samsung is the go-to vendor for smartphone OLEDs, it's LG for OLED TVs. The South Korean company has been the main display supplier for most OLED TVs in the market, including those used by competitors such as Sony and Panasonic. Unsurprisingly, LG prices its own OLED TVs very competitively. Besides having stellar picture quality, last year's LG C1 OLED TV was also one of our top picks for gaming. Although you can still find some C1 models, the 2022 version (LG C2) are already available here in stores.
HP Spectre x360 16
Unlike Asus, most PC makers reserve the OLED treatment for their top models. Take the HP Spectre x360 16, for example. This S$3,199 Windows 2-in-1 convertible comes with a 16-inch 4K HDR-capable OLED screen that's a joy to look at. It also has a GeForce RTX 3050 graphics chip to drive the 4K screen for light content creation. But it's not quite fast enough to run AAA games at its full 4K resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Samsung's huge 15-inch Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra may not be everyone's cup of tea. But not because of its large and lovely OLED screen, which has a crisp resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Put on Netflix, turn up its Dolby Atmos quad speakers, and you'll get a feast for your eyes, especially for HDR shows like Chef's Table. Overall, the S$2,188 S8 Ultra is certainly a premium tablet and the OLED screen is a big part of it.
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