Lenovo announces the world's first OLED laptop - with a 14" AMOLED display

Lenovo announced a new laptop-tablet hybrid family - the X1 Yoga, which is the world's first OLED laptop. The X1 Yoga is equipped with a 14" 2550x1440 display - LCD in the lower models and OLED in the higher-end ones. The hybrid configuration goes up to Core i7 CPUs, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage. The laptop weighs 1.27 Kg.

The basic X1 Yoga starts at $1,449 (with an LCD) - the OLED model will be released in April 2016 - price hasn't been announced yet.

The 14" AMOLED is produced by Samsung Display. In October 2014 it was reported that Samsung Display developed a 14" OLED panel aimed for laptops - and it's great to see that this was correct - and we finally have the world's first OLED laptop! A while back ago we posted an article about OLED monitors and laptop displays in which I discussed why there isn't any such product on the market yet.

According to reports LG Display also aims to start producing OLED panels for computer monitors and laptops, with the first displays to begin shipping in 2016 or 2017.

Posted: Jan 04,2016 by Ron Mertens