After years of 60 Hz displays being the norm, many smartphones are now shipping with LCD or AMOLED displays that have a refresh rate of 90 Hz or higher. But laptops? Up until now you’ve been able to get an OLED screen or a 90 Hz or higher display, but not both at the same time.

Now Samsung is looking to change that. The company has announced it’ll begin mass production of the first 90Hz OLED displays for laptops in March, which means we could see notebooks with the new screens later this year.

Samsung 90 Hz OLED laptop display

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  1. I hope these can be retrofitted to older laptops! 14″ 1080p and I’m happy, 90Hz would be nice but isn’t critical.

    1. Simple function in OS is that you can reduce the resolution, e.g. from UHD to FHD…
      By your selfish post, someone else wont be able to increase the resolution from FHD to UHD. Remember, it’s better to have options than not…

      1. What about those people who want 16K? Is it selfish to ask for 4K?

        No, because if it’s a 4K panel it’ll need a 40 pin eDP cable and can’t be retrofitted into laptops with a 30 pin cable as far as I know. Mine is 30 pin, as are most that don’t ship from the factory with 4K panels.

        1. I should have checked that before commenting, eDP is always 30 pin vs lvds with 40 pin but how many lanes it has and which DP version are variable between laptops. 1 Lane of 1.1 and you can’t drive a 4K display, though I don’t know how it will behave when fed a 1080p signal. Wouldn’t have thought laptop displays get a scaler so maybe a picture in the top left 1/4th or something?

  2. Fast refresh? Oled? Finally!! 4k please. After all, some positive article. This stop in implementing new technologies was nightmare (HDMI 2.1 only on TV, DP 2.0 over a year of delay). I wonder if Samsung will have a delay (like other producers for no reason) ..

  3. I think the OLED screen is better than the LCD screen since it is self illuminating and doesn’t require a back lite. I think this will make the laptop battery last longer. I think it also look better.