HP has updated their convertible laptops with new displays. CES 2016 is on and we are following.
HP’s Spectre x360 convertible laptops got new displays at CES 2016. The 13.3″ model gets a 1440p OLED option and the 15.6″ version now has an optional 4K display with standard LCD technology.
While the 13.3″ model only gets a new display, the larger one gets a USB Type-C connector, Bang & Olufsen speakers and option for a more powerful Iris graphics.
Finally the OLED technology is making its way to laptops. First smartphones, second TV’s and now laptops and even mice as Steelseries just launched a gaming mouse with an OLED display. It’s good to see progress.
Last year DisplayMate ranked the Note 4’s display as “the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested”. This year they give the same credit to the Note 5.
It’s getting more and more clear that the OLED technology is the future of displays. Samsung has used the OLED technology in their flagships since 2010 and improved the technology year after year. Now OLED displays are so good that even Apple uses one in their Apple Watch.
DisplayMate is known for its in-depth display tests and now the Note 5 and S6 edge+ got the treatment. Both devices have great Super AMOLED displays and even though the resolution and screen size stay the same, there has been a lot of improvement in the display technology. Especially brightness and color accuracy are praised as the Note 4 brightness is doubled to these new devices and the color accuracy is the best they have ever tested. The new displays can also get dimmer than last year for better readability in dark. While being way better to watch than last year, the displays are also 21% more power efficient.
It’ll be interesting to see how the IPS LCD technology leader Apple can answer to these results with its upcoming iPhones. In the future even Apple might be forced to switch to OLED displays. The OLED displays are visibly better than IPS displays and they are more power efficient with black pixels consuming zero energy and they are physically thinner because they don’t need the separate back light module behind the screen as every pixel lights up itself.
Please check the full test at the DisplayMate’s site at the source link below.