If you have been following the latest in display technologies, then you are probably well aware of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. OLED technology is one of the newest technologies to be used in display monitors and other display devices. While a number of companies have already made their own OLED device prototypes, the technology hasn’t yet become openly available to the public. The latest news in the industry, however, is that companies are setting 2010 production dates for OLED laptops. Read on to learn more about OLED technology and why you should be looking forward to OLED laptops.
What is OLED technology?
In the most basic terms, OLED technology is a type of display that makes use of organic molecules to produce light. The organic molecules are arranged into thin, film layers called the conductive and emmissive layers. When electrical currents are sent into these layers, the electrons react and combine with atoms, resulting in light emission. In general, stronger electrical currents will produce brighter lights. OLED technology has a number of advantages over liquid crystal displays (LCD) and light-emitting diode (LED) displays, which make OLED technology a great replacement for many of the LCD and LED displays currently in the market.
Advantages of OLED technology
- The organic layers of an OLED are made of plastic, allowing manufacturers to create displays that are lighter, thinner, and more flexible than LEDs or LCDs.
- OLED displays are generally brighter than LEDs and LCDs because they can be designed with multiple layers, plus they do not require the use of glass, which absorbs some of the brightness produced by LED and LCD screens.
- OLED displays do not make use of backlighting, which means that OLED displays can have larger fields of view of up to 170 degrees. Furthermore, OLED displays use much less power than LCDs, because of the fact that they don’t use backlighting.
- OLED displays can handle high-definition resolution and quality.
- Some of the other advantages of OLED displays include faster response times (even less than 0.01 ms), true black contrast, and lower production and retail costs.
OLED in laptops
So what does this mean for the laptop industry? Basically, the introduction of OLED screens into laptops will result in systems that have much more effective, efficient, and practical displays. An OLED laptop will weigh less, use less battery power, and be thinner than most of the laptop displays currently available. Your OLED laptop may even be designed with roll-up designs for better portability. Some of the companies that are planning to release OLED laptops and other OLED devices in 2010 include Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, Nokia, and LG.