At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, many new TV panels, monitors, laptops and 2-in-1 devices were shown, and one unexpected trend could be noted here: despite the obvious advantages of OLED displays, manufacturers preferred in laptops use IPS screens.
Even companies that previously used OLED displays now prefer the LCD. As it turned out, the screens of the IPS format used in laptops are more profitable than OLED. Of course, models of the OLED format have a lot of advantages over liquid crystal monitors IPS:
• better color transfer;
• widening of the viewing angles;
• getting rid of the backlight;
• less thickness;
• the saturation of black color.
However, as experts say, the use of OLED panels in laptops is a very unprofitable business. Despite the existing advantages. First of all, the energy consumption of OLED format matrices is too great. But for laptops so important is the battery life. In addition, organic light-emitting diodes tend to burn out. Another disadvantage of OLED-panels is that they are much more expensive than their liquid-crystal “brethren”.
Pay attention to this “step back” helped HP Specter x360 13 and the third generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. Earlier models of these devices were equipped with OLED screens. Now the companies refused from a displays of the specified type. The only manufacturer from the interviewed Digital Trends, going to continue to supply OLED-matrixes in own notebooks is Alienware. Do not be surprised by this: the company produces only gaming devices, the autonomy of which is not so important.