Any guesses? Is this possible?
OLED has to significantly ramp up production before there are any standard-sized monitors for under $1,000. Meanwhile, there's nothing to stop you from using any OLED TV as a monitor. A nice 50" 4K OLED is the equivalent of four 25" 1080p monitors, after all.Technically they already exist, just as broadcast and professional-grade monitors:
And before you say those aren't PC monitors, consider that all the BVM models (except the X3000 oddly enough) even have a DsiplayPort input.
^ Remember OLED TVs are only becoming available in volumes. If OLED TV segment is developing I could see OLED monitors appearing as a side effect in OLED TVs. Smallest OLED TVs are now 55" which are too big as monitors. But if OLED 4K TVs of sizes in the range of 40" will appear in the future (e.g. next year) they can be used as monitors. 40" 4K LCD TVs are available and some people use them as monitors. First genuine 40" 4K LCD monitor is already available. Thus, if LG decides to include 40" 4K OLED in its next year lineup it will have usage as a monitor too.Can I ask if AMOLED screens from smartphones and tablets (Samsung Galaxy Tab S) are the same screens / exact same technology as the LG/Samsung OLED tv's ? I've never seen a proper answer to this question on internet.
If yes, I wouldn't see why we could have (AM)OLED screens for smartphones, tablets and tv's but not for computer monitors...
The question would be When ? And : Why there don't have any OLED PC monitors available, now ?!
I don't know, we had AMOLED over 5 years ago on Android phones (Samsung). I think the right question isn't when, but if. You have to look at whether it's the right display technology for the application. You can get low energy use but you may have burn in from your web browser for example. If a company like Apple or Samsung decide it isn't right for notebooks, they won't do it.Personally I think we won't see OLED in laptops and monitors until Apple does it. This is much in the same way that we didn't really see widespread use of very high resolution displays in laptops until Apple did it.
You have to consider that Samsung uses a pentile subpixel arrangement though. This is less of an issue on mobile where very few if anything is mapped directly 1:1 to individual pixels, but this happens considerably more on the likes of laptops and PCs, especially when you consider the likes of cleartype.I don't know, we had AMOLED over 5 years ago on Android phones (Samsung). I think the right question isn't when, but if. You have to look at whether it's the right display technology for the application.
And burn in should not be an issue; allow me to quote a user from Overclock.net on the issue:You can get low energy use but you may have burn in from your web browser for example.
[URL=http://www.overclock.net/t/1542119/sony-sony-expands-trimaster-el-series-with-first-oled-designed-for-pro-video-production#post_23562524]Assimilator87 @ Overclock.net[/URL] said:I've been using an OLED display for almost a year and have not had any issues with image burn in. There have even been many occasions when I passed out with the screen still on, displaying my desktop. Considering that's with a first gen OLED display, I'd imagine the new ones fair even better.
Actually...Man, who buys a first-gen $10k OLED for desktop use...!
[url=http://www.overclock.net/t/1542119/sony-sony-expands-trimaster-el-series-with-first-oled-designed-for-pro-video-production/10#post_23562790]Assimilator87 @ Overclock.net[/url] said:I got the EA9800 for $1800 after tax.
But then Apple got passed-up by numerous PC OEMs who released superior "retina" displays. I do understand your point however.Personally I think we won't see OLED in laptops and monitors until Apple does it. This is much in the same way that we didn't really see widespread use of very high resolution displays in laptops until Apple did it.