HP is on track to start sales of laptops featuring a 15.6-inch AMOLED display in April, the company said recently. The first systems to get the innovative screens will be the company’s Envy and Spectre convertible notebooks that will first be available in Europe and the US.

HP introduced the Spectre x360 15, its first laptop with a 15.6-inch AMOLED display, back at CES 2019. Last week the company disclosed that apart from the said machine, it will also offer a premium version of its Envy x360 15 featuring the same panel. HP will reveal exact specifications of its ultra-thin 15.6-inch laptops with AMOLED displays at a later date, the only thing we do know about them at this time is that they will be based on Intel’s Core ‘Whiskey Lake’ CPUs. Meanwhile, given premium pricing of AMOLED screens, it is reasonable to expect these machines to be offered with other high-end components (GPU, SSD, Wi-Fi, etc.).

The manufacturer plans to start selling the HP Spectre x360 15 convertible via HP.com on April 19 with retail availability through Best Buy expected in May. The Envy x360 15 convertible laptop will be available next month in Europe first, whereas its US launch date will be announced separately, the company said.

Interestingly, HP also has not published many details about the 15.6-inch AMOLED panel it plans to use. So far the only company that has announced a 15.6-inch AMOLED display for laptops so far is Samsung Display. This panel has a 3840×2160 resolution, a brightness level ranging from 0.0005 to 600 nits, a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, a very low response time, and wide horizontal viewing angles. The screen can reproduce 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is considerably more accurate when compared to LCDs available today. Furthermore, the monitor carries VESA’s DisplayHDR True Black badge thus supporting at least HDR10 spec. Keep in mind though that HP might use a different panel or different grade of panel.

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  • Spunjji - Sunday, March 31, 2019 - link

    Even at 200% where Windows can just use pixel-doubling on legacy apps? I've not had problems at this setting, but then that could plausibly because I've not used the same software :)
  • Sttm - Thursday, March 28, 2019 - link

    I like the 14 inch Surface laptops with 3:2 2256x1504, it is quite a nice sweet spot.
  • TristanSDX - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    unfortunatelly, all monitor panels are manufactured on equipment and sheets designed to 16:9. Other proportions will create wastage (loss), that's why 16:9 was forcefully popularized in monitors
  • toomanylogins - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    Its daft. Just purchased a matebook x pro as it was all I could find that wasnt 16:9. The windows defualt is to scale at 200% so you get exactly the same screen usage albeit nicer images. 15.6 no bezels 1920*1200 would be spot on without scaling or 2560*1600 and I imagine not too expensive. I cant understand why no makes one.
  • Prestissimo - Sunday, March 31, 2019 - link

    Until laptops can go 12 hours with 4K 144Hz, I'll go 1080p all the way and that includes 17.6".
  • boozed - Thursday, March 28, 2019 - link

    I like Toucans
  • FXi - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    17.3" OLED would be amazing just to round out the sizes 13.3, 15.6 and 17.3
  • Soulkeeper - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    Nice. Hopefully they release an AMD product with this screen.
  • TristanSDX - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    Hopefully ithese notebook will support refresh rate 120/144 Hz and FreeSync (2)
  • Targon - Friday, March 29, 2019 - link

    So they limit premium offerings to Meltdown/Spoiler vulnerable machines. How wonderful for HP and I hope these don't sell at all.

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