Lenovo's X1 Yoga 2017 edition is an update to the 2016 edition with stronger processing power, double the storage capacity and a lighter and thinner body. This hybrid tablet / laptop has a 14" 2560 x 1440 display - either an LCD or an OLED.

Lenovo X1 Yoga 2017 photo

The X1 Yoga 2017 is now shipping. The OLED version with a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and an intel Core i7 CPU costs $2349.

OLED type: 

14" 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display



Availability on the real market

Let’s hope the new-generation OLED laptops will be more widely and clearly available on the real market than their predecessors. I would actually even prefer to have a dedicated laptop model with an OLED display provided as the only display available, not the option that inevitably results in confusion as for what exact display is used in the specific submodel.

Or, better, just an OLED monitor (even of the same small size of 14 inches) without a laptop part at all.

Performance improvements?

Let's hope the new-generation OLED laptops will have improved lifetime and power efficiency. The 2016 models had serious issues with pixel burn-in and used up to 3x higher power than the LCD models.

thinkpad x1 yoga oled

indeed, the OLED screen was impossible to source in the UK in 2016. I'm not taking any bets on the march 2017 ship date.

Sony and Panasonic are going

Sony and Panasonic are going to be the ones who take OLED mainstream for the laptop/tblet model. They joined together for "JOLED" which is a joint effort to bring OLED screens to mass market, specifically for the tablet/laptop category. These new Sony screens will replace the Samsung AMOLED now being used, and Samsung has not shown yet that they have any desire to mass produce OLED laptop/tablet screens, so we will have to wait for manufacturers to get their hands on the JOLED screens, but they won't start to make it into any new laptops/tablets until 2019-2020, but when that time comes, they will start to eat into the LCD market in a serious way. Quantum Dot screens along with OLED will almost completely replace standard strings by then. In 10 years, 8k micro-LED tablets and laptops.