when will macbook pros have OLED screens?

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  1. matthewcap macrumors member

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    just wondering when macbook pros will start to have OLED screens? thanks
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Considering that I don't think there are any commercially-available OLED screens, I'd say it'll be awhile.
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    No there are... Sony uses little ones in some of their mp3 players. Unless you mean large ones suitable for a laptop, in which case I think you are right.

    Regardless, it is going to take some time to get OLED into anything this size. I am fairly certain that the lifespan of OLED is still not quite up to snuff, and that is a serious consideration.
     
  4. effer macrumors member

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    Well, Sony has their 11in OLED for sale now.

    I'm sure we'll see it in their top-end Vaio's. Hopefully they can do it within a year.

    It's pricey, but 1M:1 contrast!!?? Insane.
     
  5. cmaier macrumors G3

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  6. jwhite927 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe soon

    Actually there are rumors of OLED screens at WWDC 09, but I would take these with a grain of salt, as y'all at Mac Rumors know

    Didn't realize how old this thread was.
    Ahhem. Two years later, there are rumors of OLEDs at WWDC.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Name an affordable 15" OLED screen.

    Exactly.
     
  8. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    A MBP with a 15" OLED display would cost (I'm just guessing) about $8,000. The display that effer posted cost $5,000 and that's only 11".
     
  9. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure they have one at the Apple labs. Sneak in!
     
  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Its only a rumor but I heard the 15" mbp might get a bto for oled displays this June.
     
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    That 11" sony oled hdtv has been out for a year and a half, almost 2 years and it does not cost $5000. I believe it was $2499 when it was first introduced in late 2007 (You can find some as low as $1799 now).

    If Apple charges $1000 for 8GB of RAM, I dont see why not that they can charge anywhere from $500-$1500 for an Oled bto.
     
  12. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    HAHAHA You have no idea how hard I'm laughing right now.
    Their username fit perfectly into that sentence! Priceless :D (no offense "effer")

    OLED is just too "contrast-ey" for me personally. I find its over-saturation off putting in our local Sony Style store for use in a laptop. Blu-Ray fine, but keep OLED away from my Mac!
     
  13. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    OLED is way superior to any other screen technology around. I don't think judging the technology based on one 11" in a store is fair. Trust me, OLED is the future and someday they will be in all laptops someday. Don't forget though that, that 11" screen has a very low resolution and would not be practical for computer usage.
     
  14. evilspoons macrumors member

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    The XEL-1 has a 960x540 resolution across 11". This gives it a resolution of 100 PPI. My old Windows laptop was 1280x768 across 14.1", which is 106 PPI - this isn't terribly far off. My 15" MBP has 1440x900 over 15", which is 113 PPI - the XEL-1's screen is not up to snuff for Mac usage, but it is 1.5 years old now (October 2007) and the additional resolution needed isn't THAT big a difference.
     

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