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Samsung OLED Laptop Coming Late 2010

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 23 comments

Don't we all love how cool prototypes look?

OLEDs still seem like a far off technology that's presently really expensive – but the same can be said for many emerging and fancy pieces of tech.

As expensive as OLEDs are right now, Samsung seems to think that it'll be able to sell a consumer laptop with the display technology by the end of 2010.

"Samsung is the largest OLED screen manufacturer. And as soon as it's available commercially for laptops we will adopt it," said Kyu Uhm, head of worldwide sales and marketing for Samsung's Computing Division, according to a TechRadar story. Uhm later added that we could see the product "Probably sometime Q3 next year."

We can only dream that it'll look something like this 12.1-inch 1280x768 AMOLED prototype in the image above (from OLED-info).

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    Major7up , September 4, 2009 8:43 PM
    Oooooooh.....looks lovely!!!
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    lucuis , September 4, 2009 8:51 PM
    Can't wait :) 
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    TemjinGold , September 4, 2009 8:58 PM
    Major7UpOooooooh.....looks lovely!!!


    The laptop doesn't look too bad either... ;) 
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    jarnail24 , September 4, 2009 9:01 PM
    Damn that looks nice but An 11 inch screen goes for about $2000. Remind me when I can get one for a $200-$400 upgrade.
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    bustapr , September 4, 2009 9:05 PM
    Quote:
    Don't we all love how cool prototypes look?

    yep. Too bad nothing ever lasts.
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    fulle , September 4, 2009 9:25 PM
    Uhm, I'm not really sure, uhm, what I want to, uhm, say.
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    falchard , September 4, 2009 9:55 PM
    It will cost $2000 with an Intel Atom Processor. It will have all the awesome of an OLED display, but all the hurt of a netbook.
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    papasmurf , September 4, 2009 10:23 PM
    now if I only had some money...
    remember when they were saying to get into IT because the pay was great?
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    fulle , September 4, 2009 10:31 PM
    ^
    Out sector is just crap due to the fucking H1Bs, and foreign outsourcing. I swear, if I have to explain to one more contractor from India how to do his job, while he goes "hello? What?" a fucking thousand times, I'm going to... quietly cry in the corner of my cube when nobody's looking.
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    Anonymous , September 4, 2009 10:41 PM
    My wife and I both agreed on something already mentioned years before with other keyboards like this:
    They look very nice, but I doubt you'll be able to type well on it, because you have almost no response from the keyboard, save some tap sound they could implement.

    Then there's the accidental touching of the keyboard...
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    liemfukliang , September 4, 2009 11:58 PM
    I hope there are no more 6 bit interpolated color in OLED! I hope all OLED are true 8 bit / color like S-IPS.
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    belardo , September 5, 2009 12:07 AM
    Anyone remember the projected keyboard? Yeah, it would project "keys" on to anything... your desk, wall, whatever. So it would see where your fingers are pointing to type.

    Didn't work to well... no feel whatesoever. :) 


    OLED is the future... eventually. 10 years ago, LCDs were far more expensive. In 2015, OLEDs at 24" should be around $250~400... like LCDs are today.
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    Honis , September 5, 2009 1:07 AM
    Quote:
    We can only dream that it'll look something like this 12.1-inch 1280x768 AMOLED prototype in the image above (from OLED-info).
    Why on earth would you want a monitor that needs to be propped up?! If you accidentally knock it closed (the prop and the monitor) while adjust Whoop! there it goes head over heals. Hope it doesn't land on the screen edge!

    I love OLED! I think it looks absolutely stunning but that prototype is nothing close to practical.

    I think enough people have pointed out the other significant flaws of the design.
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    stevo777 , September 5, 2009 3:48 AM
    BelardoAnyone remember the projected keyboard? Yeah, it would project "keys" on to anything... your desk, wall, whatever. So it would see where your fingers are pointing to type.Didn't work to well... no feel whatesoever. OLED is the future... eventually. 10 years ago, LCDs were far more expensive. In 2015, OLEDs at 24" should be around $250~400... like LCDs are today.


    Yeah, I've never tried the projected keyboard thing, but it looked interesting.

    Actually, I got a 32" Samsung @ Walmart a few weeks ago for $438. The LCD prices have really crashed lately.
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    Regulas , September 5, 2009 10:05 PM
    From the picture it is a shiny fingerprint magnet including the keyboard area. No thanks, That is the first thing I weed out when looking for a laptop, no shiny parts, lids and so one. Bring back the matte finish please, including screens.
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    archange , September 7, 2009 9:55 AM
    OMG I've been waiting for OLED to mature since - IDK - forever?!? :( 
    Honestly, there's no electronics show anywhere without some booth preaching the advent and greatness of OLED...

    Personally, I would welcome the screens with open arms. Lately I've been using both my PDA and my notebook quite a lot and I love the things a notebook allow me to do while on the move, but I hate it's bulkiness when compared to my PDA... I think I know why they don't call them laptops anymore: you can NEVER use them on your lap: you need a table and a chair, and both you hands...

    Then again, My PDA may be a lot more mobile, playing through media like nobody's business, handling communications and GPS, fitting nicely in my pocket, but it's so damn small for web surfing, text and the like. Now, don't get me wrong, I've read all 7 Harry Potter volumes on it (yes, go ahead, laugh...) without issue and I do have my CISCO portable command guide on it as well, but... something's still lacking...

    I think OLED is about to make a true convergence possible. With screens taking up less space and energy, the laptop from the picture above could do away with the keyboard altogether, and be a practical tablet. Maybe a foldable keyboard and USB expansion capability can do away with the need of a hard keyboard altogether. Personally, I don't need a keyboard all that much when I'm on the go and a virtual one, on a touch screen, would do just fine for me. When I'm at home or at the office, I use, my desktop anyway - for anything requiring serious work.

    Just my thoughts...
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    lamorpa , September 8, 2009 1:20 PM
    This laptop really looks like as laptop.
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    dark_lord69 , September 8, 2009 6:16 PM
    stevo777Yeah, I've never tried the projected keyboard thing, but it looked interesting.Actually, I got a 32" Samsung @ Walmart a few weeks ago for $438. The LCD prices have really crashed lately.


    I've seen them even cheaper than that. I think my wife and I will buy a 32" soon for the bedroom.
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    saint19 , September 8, 2009 7:55 PM
    OMG....but I ask from now... which is the price? I need 2...jajajaja
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    Andraxxus , September 13, 2009 5:46 PM
    It's beautiful...
    But seriously the price will be a killer.
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