The PROBLEM with OLED Laptops... Razer Blade 15 2019 Review

  • Published: 26 July 2019
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    OLED on TV's is basically the best thing ever. The colours, the deep black, the insane contrast.... oh yeeeaaahhh. But is it still that good on a laptop?

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   6 months back

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    • Jakob
      Jakob  2 months back

      @Robert Kelly why?? because it makes all the curling kids who have been swiped all their life extrnemely salty about their screens? get real, OLED on laptops is where we are heading and aspect like uneven aging of the subpixels (permanent retention) mostly a sucking cloth for people with IPS or VA panels ... and even less on laptops where the brightness are often below 400nits..OLED or IPS.. I would choose OLED every day of the week, as the contrast and black control on a pixelevel elevate the experience massively when dealing with HDR and getting a crisp and vibrant picture.

    • Robert Kelly
      Robert Kelly  2 months back

      OLED screen on a laptop very stupid.

      SUBHAMOY MAITI  3 months back

      What if Glasswire doing something wired...

    • Jakob
      Jakob  3 months back

      Do you even care can not be that stupid that you take a dumb WOLED panel fundamental max specsheet and then concldue them as 1 to 1 with the final product on an freaking OLED gaming laptop.! c'mon...
      on an gaming laptop with battery-management and with an risky OLED panel here' you can hopefully tell yourself that it will not be maxed outin he risk of permanent retention (burn-in) and battery comsumption.
      so why are you rolling around thrueout the video with this 600 nits that you grapped from Samsung the maker WOLED spechsheet, when this will never be the case in this product.?
      It not 600nits more like 450nits, but what ever, common facts from reality doesnt seem to match your backbone. 1:21

      The 240hz IPS option is extremely dimm. in this high priceballpark with a max at 285nits and avarage 268nits plus being matte and no touch.. so certainly not all that.
      a shame that they cant implement some potent bright display in todays scene where HDR are being more and more the norn in both streaming and gaming. though an OLED panel like in the video with fx 450nits will be way more potent in how bright it seems then an IPS with fx 450nits because of that insane contrast, and is the same we see in TV where OLED TV seems more potent in HDR brightness then fx VA-panels that on paper has close to double the brightness. (contrast goes a long way)
      But hence the 240hz FHD version with 260 to 290nits on such an expensive laptop, is to dimm. imo. even a cheap old fellow like this is reaching +500nits and with HDR streaming.

    • carlitos vodka
      carlitos vodka  6 months back

      That table is so Great! I want one of that!

  • Noodle The One
    Noodle The One  14 hours back

    hey, Linus, I saw you in a pulse way add you did a great job

    • Kendrick TreeFiddySea
      Kendrick TreeFiddySea  3 days back

      Was getting ready to check it out on amazon when i heard 3.3k and had a mini heart attack

      • James Clemens
        James Clemens  4 days back

        This guy is so cocky

        • Namib Candy
          Namib Candy  6 days back

          Here in China OLED 4K id cheaper than 1080p 144Hz

          • Stan Aistov
            Stan Aistov  2 weeks back

            Maybe not cranking it up to 4k, but to 1440 sounds reasonable at the expense of the framerates you won't see. Don't need anything more than 60 FPS, unless you play alot of PvP multiplayer games

            • John Bishop
              John Bishop  2 weeks back

              my 2014 5k imac has lots of lingering image burn that takes a couple minutes to go away in some spots that have bright things on it all the time

              • John Bishop
                John Bishop  2 weeks back

                thank you for the point on the color accuracy. that's insane

                • Sergio Flores
                  Sergio Flores  2 weeks back

                  What if Linus Tech Tips made their own laptops? They could give them everything we want in one.

                  • Ryu Tsuchiya
                    Ryu Tsuchiya  2 weeks back

                    FIRST oled gaming laptop??? What a BIG LIE!!1!1!11!!!!1!111ONE!!!11 says Gigabyte! 🍀

                    • TJK152
                      TJK152  2 weeks back

                      Me still having a 2017 Blade 14 4K

                      • vroom diddy
                        vroom diddy  3 weeks back

                        Guys!!!!!!!! I found a great deal for this awesome gaming laptop:

                        • gh0stridah
                          gh0stridah  3 weeks back

                          Hey Linus! I want the razer blade to only play wc3 reforged. Which configuration should i get for smooth high fps gaming?

                          • vroom diddy
                            vroom diddy  3 weeks back

                            check this out:

                        • Monarch Varma
                          Monarch Varma  3 weeks back

                          It's perfect on linux for an ethical hacker.

                          • Venessey
                            Venessey  3 weeks back

                            I was about to close the video until 4:40 popped up.

                            • Eric Scope
                              Eric Scope  3 weeks back

                              Should I buy this in 4k touch screen

                              • Makarov The Plat
                                Makarov The Plat  4 weeks back

                                I fucking love the aesthetic in this review

                                • Wesley J. V. Gomes
                                  Wesley J. V. Gomes  1 months back

                                  What memory do you recommend to upgrade to 64gb?

                                  • AstroNoob
                                    AstroNoob  1 months back

                                    is it just me or does his voice seem out of sync

                                    • Robert Kelly
                                      Robert Kelly  1 months back

                                      It is stupid to make OLED monitor off laptop for obvious reasons.

                                      • theSNAPCASE
                                        theSNAPCASE  1 months back

                                        This laptop would be better for say, Red Dead Redemption 2, as the FPS doesn't really matter in that title and OLED would LOOK simply AMAZING at 4k at that size of a screen. Any game that doesn't need more than 60hz to play well, this 60hz OLED would LOOK the best. I hope OLED wins the next gen monitor battle (and at high 240+ FPS one day too PLEEEAASSE LORD with those darks/contrasts/colors it would be amaaazing)

                                        • Matthew Gray
                                          Matthew Gray  1 months back

                                          As an engineer, having a thin powerful linux machine to run simulations and modeling software, yes please!!!!

                                          • Nick tan
                                            Nick tan  2 months back

                                            The only gaming laptop that does not look ugly

                                            • madmaniaq
                                              madmaniaq  2 months back

                                              What if I watch a lot of netflix on my laptop, seems worth it!

                                              • Luka Stemberger
                                                Luka Stemberger  2 months back

                                                I think it's so funny how all of the sudden everyone is a professional ultra turbo mega super gamer that needs a 960Hz display.
                                                OLED is a HUGE step up in image quality, while only 1% of gamers will even notice the difference between 60 and 960Hz.

                                                • konyo
                                                  konyo  2 months back

                                                  Actually color inaccuracy after changing monitor brightness is kinda irrelevant for color critical work. If you really work on such thing you have your own calibrator as you simply can't relay on factory calibration and have to periodically do it on your own. Moving forward on calibration, if you're calibrating your screen for given gamut you're also calibrating a gamma (both gamut and gamma will be different for movie theaters, TV screens, computer monitors and so on). If you're working on some critical project you're definitely not sitting in a Starbucks but rather in your suite which has properly set lighting and you're definitely not changing brightness of your monitor to be sure you're sticking to proper gamma otherwise you're loosing color accuracy and it doesn't matter whether you're working on OLED or IPS panel.

                                                  • 5abivt
                                                    5abivt  2 months back

                                                    Been crying about this for over 10 yrs 😓. Plz I just want 1440p and 120/144/165/200... anything

                                                    • Greta Sartori
                                                      Greta Sartori  2 months back

                                                      Stupid resolution for such a small screen...

                                                      • NOVA Gaming
                                                        NOVA Gaming  2 months back

                                                        Is this laptop good for video and photos editing?

                                                        • David McKee
                                                          David McKee  2 months back

                                                          4:48 "A few mini-USB Taipei's"

                                                          • PhotoVideoSamplesEtc
                                                            PhotoVideoSamplesEtc  2 months back

                                                            If you don't want it, just give it to me. Just kidding.
                                                            Would be nice if their was a 1080p OLED screen option for the lower spec'd models.
                                                            Needing to choose GTX 2080 just to get the 4K OLED screen is a bit overkill.

                                                            • Blazer 6905\
                                                              Blazer 6905\  2 months back

                                                              If corsair made laptops they would do it better coming from a razer fan

                                                              • Unraveled
                                                                Unraveled  2 months back

                                                                I'm a CS major and I was thinking about getting this just to do some programming. No gaming. Either this or a MacBook Air. Which is better?

                                                                • Stealth Born
                                                                  Stealth Born  2 months back

                                                                  I hate the way you always negatively talk about stuff but every video I've watched from you I know your not lying

                                                                  • AndroidXGamer Pro
                                                                    AndroidXGamer Pro  2 months back

                                                                    get it on Amazon

                                                                    • Gabriel Caceres
                                                                      Gabriel Caceres  3 months back


                                                                      • highlanderc
                                                                        highlanderc  3 months back

                                                                        Review the mercury white please

                                                                        • Kylo Ren
                                                                          Kylo Ren  3 months back

                                                                          It seems no OEMs are doing 1440P on gaming laptop.

                                                                          • Kelvin Barua
                                                                            Kelvin Barua  3 months back

                                                                            Burn in

                                                                            • PJ Yelo
                                                                              PJ Yelo  3 months back

                                                                              Hey good video but can u recommend any brand/model for alternative?

                                                                              • Destin Seese
                                                                                Destin Seese  2 months back

                                                                                I would definitely recommend the HP Omen. Unfortunately it's very difficult to just look it up though because there are different versions. Look up HP Omen rtx 2060 144hz 512gb ssd. This will give you the best options.

                                                                            • Firere
                                                                              Firere  3 months back

                                                                              i simply want 4k for my box one x

                                                                              • Scott Parkin
                                                                                Scott Parkin  3 months back

                                                                                It doesn't make sense, it's not worth it BUT. I am the same as Linus. I want to watch Netflix on it

                                                                                • surs ke tuls
                                                                                  surs ke tuls  3 months back

                                                                                  wallpapers please.....

                                                                                  • Justin Land
                                                                                    Justin Land  3 months back

                                                                                    I can just imagine what it would be like to buy $3,000 laptop only to wake up one morning and noticed a screen and burn in image. I'd be so pissed

                                                                                    • Jesper Nilsson
                                                                                      Jesper Nilsson  3 months back

                                                                                      I have been wondering about what laptop I should get and I was thinking maybe you and your viewers could help me. What I do on man 2012 MacBook Pro are light gaming, Netflix, Youtube, writing and playing The sims 4 with all extra packs + some mods. I have been looking at 2 laptops, the MacBook Pro 2019 13 inch with 16GB RAM and 128gb storage, and the base model Razer Blade 15. Im not a huge fan of windows, been using macOS since 2012 and that's why I'm leaning towards the Mac, but love and want the razers specs and I just don't know what to do..

                                                                                      • Arfael Ragnarok Fenrisulfr

                                                                                        PLEASE READ AND SHARE SO THAT OTHERS CAN SEE THIS, I WILL POST IT ON ALL RAZER REVIEWS

                                                                                        Do not buy from Razer, you are better off getting alienware Area 51m. Same portability, better power, better quality than razer. I have bought two laptops from this company now, and they were absolute garbage. The first one had to be replaced due to it suddenly going dead at 2 days old. The pc shut down when I was playing a game, and then it would not turn back on. Luckily they actually replaced it, but now this is my second laptop I buy from the store, because I didn't learn my lesson the first time, 2019, about a month old and on day two I get a blue screen of death crash the system needs to restart and the screen keeps glitching. I contacted support (luckily I bought a 340$ warranty for this mind you on my 2,000 laptop) and they first wanted to make sure "the drivers are updated). after following all their instructions I updated everything, and then the laptop now overheats to the point that I worry the stuff inside is getting damaged. Both of these products were TRASH. And they take FOREVER to respond. I am really upset because I liked the logo of the company, but it is just not worth being a faithful customer, since their products are just trash, at least where gaming pcs are concerned...

                                                                                        • tom lewis
                                                                                          tom lewis  3 months back

                                                                                          So does an OLED laptop also mean it has no backlight bleed?

                                                                                          • mr. Ivan
                                                                                            mr. Ivan  3 months back

                                                                                            Im happy with the base model (1600$)