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Thinkpad X1 Yoga - OLED?

#1 Post by abl » Thu May 05, 2016 11:36 am

Does anyone know if this is out yet? Or when it will come out?

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - OLED?

#2 Post by Ibthink » Fri May 06, 2016 5:49 am

See: http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPa ... ga_1st_Gen

There are two models with OLED listed there, both in WE. I guess it will launch a bit later in North America.
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - OLED?

#3 Post by abl » Fri May 06, 2016 11:07 am

Ibthink wrote:See: http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPa ... ga_1st_Gen

There are two models with OLED listed there, both in WE. I guess it will launch a bit later in North America.
Thanks! Is there any way to tell when they'll launch in North America? It's a bummer it looks like they might only be available with 8gb RAM.

(Also, to what does the "WE" country code refer?)

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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri May 06, 2016 11:17 am

WE = Western Europe

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#5 Post by abl » Fri May 06, 2016 2:17 pm

If it's out in Western Europe, has anyone seen any reviews of the computer with the OLED screen? I'd be curious to hear how it works in practice (for battery in particular).

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#6 Post by Dekks » Fri May 06, 2016 2:41 pm

abl wrote:If it's out in Western Europe, has anyone seen any reviews of the computer with the OLED screen? I'd be curious to hear how it works in practice (for battery in particular).
Not as yet AFAIK, i've been eyeballing the usual suspects for it.
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#7 Post by abl » Tue May 24, 2016 10:47 pm

Still nada? We're now about a month late on the OLEDs...

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#8 Post by Puppy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:51 am

abl wrote:If it's out in Western Europe, has anyone seen any reviews of the computer with the OLED screen? I'd be curious to hear how it works in practice (for battery in particular).
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Thi ... 458.0.html

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below.

As it is common for OLEDs, we can see some ghosting during the burn-in test. It shows a static chessboard pattern for ten minutes and then switches to a completely gray picture. You can still see a weak shadow of the pattern on the gray screen after ten minutes, but this effect is gone after a little while. Ghosting is still something you should keep an eye on. Lenovo does offer a corresponding option in the preloaded Settings app. You can adjust that certain parts of the screen, which are shown permanently (like the task bar), are darkened after a certain time. This is supposed to avoid ghosting and increase the lifetime of the panel. Only time will tell how the OLED screen performs in the long run.

The more white the display shows, the higher the consumption. If you have a darker or almost black picture, the device is more frugal than IPS rivals. However, it will consume much more when the picture is completely white.


Good IPS panel wihout all these cutting costs tricks would be probably still better and safer (lifespan) option.
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#9 Post by evening_hunger » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:13 pm

Fantastic. Seeing as:
1. I've been waiting for OLED laptops for years.
2. I use almost exclusively terminals with black backgrounds.
3. Plus firefox plugins to make backgrounds black.
The battery should be no problem.

Now, there only must come a model with matte screen. In other words, oled must proliferate to all branches, not only yoga. Then I buy it.
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - OLED?

#10 Post by Puppy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:25 pm

evening_hunger wrote:The battery should be no problem.
The lifespan of the display is. Wondering whether there is 4yrs+ADP warranty extension option that covers the OLED display part.
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#11 Post by 600X » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:11 pm

OLED needs a cover glass, so it won't ever be matte.
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#12 Post by evening_hunger » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:52 am

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - OLED?

#13 Post by 600X » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:17 am

Non-reflective Gorilla glass was introduced years ago for laptops. Yet, not a single laptops actually uses it today. By the time we actually see non-reflective glass on laptop screens, we will probably have already moved away from OLED.
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Yoga - OLED?

#14 Post by Puppy » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:29 am

X1 Yoga OLED: pixelated blacks in videos AND stills if there's a gradient
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X ... -p/3455815

X1 Yoga OLED - pixelated blacks?
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X ... -p/3473753

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