After months of delays, Lenovo's first laptop with an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen is now shipping, but it's unclear whether the PC maker will bring out additional OLED models anytime soon.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a 14-inch OLED screen is now shipping for US$1,682, which is a premium price compared to the same model with a conventional LED screen, priced at $1,394. Both laptops have Intel Core i5 Skylake processors.
The laptop has the largest OLED screen available. HP's Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop and Dell's Alienware 13 gaming laptop have 13.3-inch OLED screens.
Like in TVs, OLED screens are eventually expected to replace LED screens in laptops and monitors, though that could take years. OLEDs are thinner, render sharper images, and are more power efficient, making them better for laptops.
But only a few PC makers have shown interest in OLEDs. The displays are expensive and have problems like image burn-in that still need to be resolved.