OLED technology is starting to appear in laptop computers - as OLEDs offer better images and a thinner profile - while consuming less energy than an LCD display.

Lenovo X1 Yoga 2017

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.

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Alienware 13 R3 OLED 2017

Alienware's 13 R3 2017 is the company's smallest gaming notebook Windows 10 laptop - and an update to its 2016 R2 model, with updated CPUs, improved graphics processing capabilities (including an optional VR-Ready GPU) and a redesigned chassis. The high-end version comes with 2560x1440 400-nits touch OLED display.

Alienware 13 R3 OLED 2017 photo

The 13 R3 2017 laptop will ship towards the end of January 2017.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 is a high-end laptop that features an OLED Touch Bar instead of the traditional function keys. The display is either 13" or 15" (LCD on both) and the CPU is either a dual-core i5 or quad-core i7.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 photo

The OLED strip is supported by most of Apple's applications and can show commonly used emojis in messaging applications, bookmarks while you browse and other context-activated options. It also includes a Touch ID sensor that is activated for example when you wish to pay online (on supported web stores). Apple released an API to developers can support the Touch Bar in third-party applications.

Alienware OLED 13 gaming laptop

Alienware's latest gaming laptop, the Alienware OLED 13 R2, uses a 13" 2560x1440 AMOLED display. This laptop is similar to the LCD Alienware 13 R2, just with an OLED instead of the LCD (which has a higher 3200x1800 resolution) and an updated Intel Skylake CPU.

OLED Alienware 13 photo

The Alienware OLED 13 laptop will ship in April 2015 starting at $1,499. The LCD 13 R2 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.

Lenovo X1 Yoga

Lenovo's X1 Yoga is a laptop-tablet hybrid, that is equipped with a 14" 2550x1440 LCD in the basic models - but the high end ones use an AMOLED display (made by Samsung). The hybrid configuration goes up to Core i7 CPUs, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The laptop weighs 1.27 Kg.

Lenovo X1 Yoga photo

The X1 Yoga is now shipping, starting at $1,150 (with an LCD) or $1,400 with the OLED display.

The 2nd International TADF workshop, July 2017, Kyushu, JapanThe 2nd International TADF workshop, July 2017, Kyushu, Japan