Is the AW13 QHD OLED screen worth it?

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by NYCtech, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. NYCtech

    NYCtech Notebook Consultant

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    Im struggling to justify 13" ultrabooks with gorgeous 2k or 4k displays which are $200 less than the Alienware 13, even if the AW13 ismore like 14.5" form factor. Media consumption is 70% of my usage.
     
  2. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    You can only decide that for yourself. this isnt an ultrabook its a gaming laptop with an exceptional screen.
     
  3. jace888au

    jace888au Notebook Geek

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    You probably don't need a gaming laptop then. Ultrabooks with great screens are probably a better fit for your needs.
     
  4. FastMover

    FastMover Notebook Consultant

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    I had owned a Skylake 13 with the OLED and I can say, with the firmness of Peter north, that it is the best looking screen these peepers have seen. It is stunning, a whole category in it's own right. Get it and be happy
     
  5. xitongzou

    xitongzou Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not anymore, Lenovo has switched to using Dolby Vision certified IPS displays instead for the X1 Yoga, the main reason being that OLED sucks up battery life like no tomorrow. Alienware 13 literally is the last laptop left with OLED.
     
  6. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Deity

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    It consumed an average of 12% more battery.

    They stopped using it because Samsung stopped making it. (it sold in less numbers than the Alienware). These are difficult panels to make, and Samsung can't be bothered to innovate in the PC market.

    The LG equivalent of OLED has some problems with market penetration too.
     
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