June 29, 2022

Samsung launches mass production of 240Hz OLED screens for laptops

Samsung is gearing up to upgrade gaming laptops with what it calls the world’s first OLED displays capable of an extremely high 240Hz refresh rate.

On Tuesday, Samsung Display announced that it had started mass production on the 240Hz OLED panels, which will appear in an upcoming laptop from MSI called the Raider GE67 HX.(Opens in a new window).

The new panels promise to take mobile PC gaming to the next level. OLED panels are known to excel in displaying high color contrasts and true blacks, resulting in stunning picture quality. However, the first wave of OLED panels for laptops were generally limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, making them less suitable for gaming, where high frame rates are important.

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Now, gamers will no longer have to compromise on refresh rate. Samsung says the new OLED panels represent the first time the technology has been able to hit a 240Hz refresh rate on a 15.6-inch laptop screen.

“Our new 240Hz refresh rate OLED meets and exceeds the demand of consumers who have long been waiting for a laptop with a high refresh rate OLED panel,” said Jeeho Baek, director of Samsung Display, in the announcement. . “The clear advantages offered by high refresh rate OLED panels over LCD displays will be a game-changer for the gaming industry.”

MSI decided to adopt the panel, saying(Opens in a new window) “It balances high resolution and refresh rate, and delivers all the benefits of OLED, including ultra-low response time, ultra-wide color gamut, and ultra-high contrast ratio.”

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The Raider GE67 HX is a 15.6-inch laptop that comes with a display resolution of 1440p. There’s no word on pricing or an exact launch date, but it will likely be pricey. Buyers will be able to configure the laptop with a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HX processor and an Nvidia RTX 3080Ti GPU.

The other product that will likely adopt the OLED panel is Razer’s Blade 15 laptop. Last month, the company teased the gaming laptop, claiming it would feature a 240Hz OLED panel from an undisclosed manufacturer. The next product, which also has 1440p resolution, is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of this year for $3,499.99.

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