Alienware announces an OLED gaming laptop, CNet says you'll find it hard to play on an LCD after you've seen this

So we might as well get used to this - OLEDs have arrived at the laptop market. Dell's Alienware announced their latest gaming laptop, the Alienware OLED 13 R2 - and it uses a 13" 2560x1440 AMOLED display.

The Alienware OLED 13 laptop will ship in April 2015 starting at $1,499. It's quite similar to the LCD Alienware 13 R2, just with an OLED instead of the LCD (which has a higher 3200x1800 resolution). The LCD model currently starts at $1,068 - this means that the OLED premium is about $450 - but then again it may also have higher specs, so it is difficult to compare. Alienware themselves says that the OLED model will cost exactly the same as the LCD model.


A CNet reporter tried out the new OLED laptop, and says that it provides gorgeous colors, and super fast refresh rate which is very important in fast paced games. CNet says that the OLED feels like looking through a window - it is so realistic. As he says - "after seeing that, I think it might be hard for me to buy a gaming laptop that doesn't have an OLED screen".

Posted: Jan 08,2016 by Ron Mertens


Good to see OLED as monitors finally. Although all these annoucements may be related only to one or two panels made by Samsung. Fortunatelly games are friendly to OLED, because of lack of static content, except few elements like HUD etc

Finally. You have no idea how long I've waited for this day. God bless those Koreans. Now if only we could get a 15" panel and eventually one for ultra wide monitors. Hop to it, Samsung / LG.