Organic LED (OLED) screens deliver excellent image quality, brightness and contrast by using organic compounds to emit visible light. These displays are light and thin and allow a higher contrast ratio. It is a technology that has been around for a few years and has quickly conquered the TV market.
However, you can now find these screens on laptops too, which is an interesting choice if you want stunning graphics on the go. Here we have selected some of the best OLED laptops with excellent graphics that are currently on the market. If display quality is really important, one of these laptops should be your ideal candidate.
The best OLED laptops at a glance
Dell XPS 15
Why you should choose this: The XPS 15 is already a great laptop, but the OLED display takes it to a whole new level.
Who is it for: Video editors, photographers and content creators.
Why we chose the Dell XPS 15:
The Dell XPS 15 has been our favorite 15-inch laptop for some time now, and it could be our favorite laptop if it weren't overshadowed by its slightly more portable and attractive cousin, the XPS 13. The latest version of this laptop updates everything, including the screen. You now have options for up to a 9th generation Intel 8-core CPU, up to 32 GB of storage and up to 2 TB of SSD storage. An Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics chip is optionally available for impressive game functions in the middle range.
But the screen is why we're here. The 4K OLED panel is simply stunning. It was made by Samsung and is a beautiful display with fantastic contrast and bright, bright colors. Most importantly, it has excellent color accuracy that some of the other options on this list lack. That makes it a great option for photographers and video editors.
The 4K OLED screen is no more expensive than the LED 4K option offered by Dell, but it loses touch functionality. With the OLED option, however, the battery life can deteriorate.
Alienware m15 R3
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Why you should choose this: It's a fantastic gaming system with a great keyboard and powerful internal hardware.
Who is it for: Players who want portability.
Why we chose the Alienware m15 R3:
Alienware has always been a gaming brand, and the new version of the popular m15 doesn't break that tradition. Instead, it represents a whole new generation of hardware and performance, with a huge surge in available internal hardware, all of which help power the beautiful OLED display, which is now an option for the more expensive configurations.
The m15 borrows some of the aesthetic design options of its more powerful cousin, the Area-51m, and has clean lines and a new white color option that sets it apart from other, more colorful gaming notebooks. With a minimum of 4.65 pounds (a maximum of 5.5 pounds), it's even a little lighter than its predecessors.
Inside, Dell uses the latest hardware, including a 10th generation Intel Core processor with a speed of up to 5.3 GHz, 32 GB RAM, a selection of SSDs for boot and storage, and a GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. The OLED display is rich and deep, with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a 4K resolution.
If you're looking for a powerful and portable machine that can easily handle a VR headset, this is certainly one of your best options – albeit an expensive one.
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2
Why you should choose this: It's a great machine to work and play with the typical ThinkPad build quality and understated aesthetics.
Who is it for: Workers who like to play outside of business hours.
Why we chose the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2:
Laptops based on Lenovo's legendary ThinkPad brand usually don't have the features and appearance of an average gaming system, but they offer almost any laptop a run for their money on hardware. The latest ThinkPad X1 Extreme is no different, with monstrous component options like a 9th generation Intel Core i9 CPU, an Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics chip, up to 64 GB of RAM and up to 4 TB of storage.
The OLED panel offers a 4K resolution as well as a fantastic brightness and a fantastic contrast. Lenovo also did a great job of implementing Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR) for great Netflix binging.
Overall, this ThinkPad doesn't look much different from its predecessors in appearance. It is reserved, functional and robust. It is probably the most durable OLED notebook on the market, but we still advise against long use at full brightness to avoid possible burn-in problems.
HP Specter x360 13
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Why you should choose this: It offers everything you would expect from an OLED laptop, but also a fully functional tablet mode.
Who is it for: Those who want OLED brilliance in a laptop and tablet – in one device.
Why we chose the HP Specter x360 13:
If you want a more compact laptop without sacrificing the best possible screen quality, the HP Specter x360 13 is the laptop for you. It contains an Intel Core processor with up to 3.9 GHz, 16 GB memory and a 1 TB SSD.
While the 13.3-inch screen is smaller than most on our list, it offers 4K resolution, a brilliant AMOLED panel, and an anti-reflective coating to complete the whole thing. The keyboard is backlit and (as is common with HP) includes a fingerprint reader for easy biometric security.
This 2-in-1 device comes with its own pen for sketching. However, the touchscreen is easy to use as you prefer. The ports include two very welcome Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB 3.1 port and a microSD port. Wi-Fi 6 is also ready! Just make sure you get the AMOLED version of the laptop.
Razer Blade 15 (2020)
Why you should choose this: It is a beautiful laptop that can display beautiful, fluid graphics.
Who is it for: Player through and through.
Why we chose the Razer Blade 15 (2020):
The Razer Blade 15 has been our favorite gaming notebook for several years and is getting stronger as the case gets smaller and smaller. a clean, player-centered aesthetic (but not too much); and now an OLED display option.
The latest version for 2020 improves the formula with a 10th generation Intel i7 processor option, improved GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics and a 512 GB SSD. It also offers amazing contrast, fast response time and low input delay. The color accuracy has also improved in this model, which was one of the slightly weak points in the previous models. The ports include Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, USB-A and HDMI. It is also ready for Wi-Fi 6.
Razer's laptop will look best in movie games, but competitive gaming is more than possible on this device. Regardless of what you play, you can be sure that there are few devices in the world that can approach the visual quality of such a laptop.