when will macbook pros have OLED screens?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by matthewcap, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. matthewcap macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    just wondering when macbook pros will start to have OLED screens? thanks
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Considering that I don't think there are any commercially-available OLED screens, I'd say it'll be awhile.
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    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

    Nov 13, 2007
    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 G4

    Jul 25, 2007
  6. jwhite927 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    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

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Name an affordable 15" OLED screen.

  8. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Maine, US
    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


    Aug 3, 2007
    I'm sure they have one at the Apple labs. Sneak in!
  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Its only a rumor but I heard the 15" mbp might get a bto for oled displays this June.
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    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


    Oct 30, 2006
    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

    Jul 18, 2008
    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

    Sep 3, 2007
    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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