Oled reviews: The 4 Best OLED TVs – Summer 2023: Reviews

The 4 Best OLED TVs – Summer 2023: Reviews

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Intro
  3. Best TV

    1. Best Living Room

      1. Best Mid-Range

        1. Best Budget

          1. Notable Mentions
          2. Recent Updates
          3. All Reviews
          4. Discussions

          Updated Jun 29, 2023 at 10:30 am

          By Pierre-Olivier Jourdenais

          By the very nature of the technology, all TVs on this list have much in common, regardless of price point. Even entry-level OLED TVs deliver fantastic dark room performance, with deep inky blacks and no distracting blooming around bright objects in dark scenes. New technologies like QD-OLED and MLA (Micro Lens Array) are starting to set the high-end models apart, with more vibrant colors and brighter highlights.

          Note: Remember that we only buy and test products available in the United States. While this list is relevant regardless of your region, a few popular models from Panasonic and Philips aren’t available in the US, so we haven’t tested them.

          We’ve bought and tested more than 45 TVs that use an OLED panel, and below are our recommendations for the best OLED 4k TVs you can buy in the US that we’ve tested. See our picks for the best TVs, the best TVs for Xbox One Series X, and the best TVs for PS5. Brands have started releasing their 2023 lineups, so vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2023 models, check out our 2023 TV lineup page.

          1. Best OLED TV

            LG G3 OLED

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            TV Shows

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            Sports

            9.0

            Video Games

            9. 4

            HDR Movies

            9.1

            HDR Gaming

            9.1

            PC Monitor

            9.5

            Type

            OLED

            Sub-Type

            WOLED

            Resolution

            4k

            Sizes
            55″ 65″ 77″ 83″

            See all our test results

            The LG G3 OLED is the best OLED TV we’ve tested, especially if you want to upgrade your home theater experience. It stands out from the other OLED TVs on this list thanks to its Micro Lens Array (MLA) layer, which acts as a focusing lens to enhance the brightness of the TV’s WOLED panel, making it very bright indeed. It has many additional features, like support for every variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all its HDMI ports, and very low input lag for super responsive gaming.

            What makes this a home theater standout is its support of Dolby Vision HDR, allowing it to deliver an incredibly immersive movie-watching experience that perfectly recreates the content creator’s intention. It also supports a wider range of advanced audio codecs, including DTS:X, one of the most widely used audio formats on UHD Blu-ray discs, ensuring you’ll get the best audio experience possible when connected to a compatible A/V receiver or soundbar.

            See our review

          2. Best Living Room OLED TV

            Samsung S95B OLED

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            Video Games

            9.3

            HDR Movies

            9.0

            HDR Gaming

            9.3

            PC Monitor

            9.7

            Type

            OLED

            Sub-Type

            QD-OLED

            Resolution

            4k

            Sizes
            55″ 65″

            See all our test results

            If you’re looking for a new TV for a bright living room and don’t care about advanced home theater features, check out the Samsung S95B OLED. It’s very similar to the Sony A95K OLED and very close in performance to the LG G3 OLED. Still, you’re losing out on a few advanced features like Dolby Vision HDR support, so some movies don’t look quite as good, as well as advanced audio features like DTS:X, so it’s a bit more complicated if you want to take full advantage of a home theater receiver and surround sound. What you lose in features, you gain in price: the S95B is significantly cheaper than the A95K or the G3.

            Like all OLED TVs on this list, it delivers fantastic picture quality, with deep, inky blacks and no distracting haloing or blooming around bright areas in otherwise dark scenes. What stands out most, however, is its color performance. It displays a wider color gamut than WOLED displays like LG’s OLEDs and some of Sony’s. The colors are much brighter and more vibrant, delivering a more realistic viewing experience. It’s been replaced in 2023 by the Samsung S95C OLED, which is almost as bright as the G3, and while the S95C is certainly one of the best OLED 4k TVs you can get, it isn’t currently worth the price difference over its predecessor. As the price decreases, it’ll eventually become the better buy, but for now, get the 2022 model.

            See our review

          3. Best Mid-Range OLED TV

            LG C2 OLED

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            TV Shows

            8.4

            Sports

            8.6

            Video Games

            9.3

            HDR Movies

            8.8

            HDR Gaming

            9.0

            PC Monitor

            9.3

            Type

            OLED

            Sub-Type

            WOLED

            Resolution

            4k

            Sizes
            42″ 48″ 55″ 65″ 77″ 83″

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            The LG C2 OLED is the best mid-range OLED TV we’ve tested. Although all OLEDs deliver similar fantastic picture quality, this one stands out for its value with its many gaming-oriented features. It provides the same stunning picture quality as other OLEDs in dark rooms, with perfect blacks and no blooming around bright objects. However, it uses a different OLED panel than the Samsung S95B OLED or Sony A95K OLED, so it’s not as bright in HDR, and its colors aren’t as vivid. On the other hand, it’s available in a wider range of sizes than the S95B, up to an impressive 83-inch size.

            It’s an amazing TV for gaming thanks to its nearly-instantaneous response time, low input lag, and a great selection of gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four inputs, meaning you can take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s capabilities with 4k @ 120 fps gaming. It has native FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR support, and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. It uses LG’s webOS, a user-friendly smart platform with many apps available to download. As with the LG G3 OLED, it’s a very versatile TV, although it doesn’t have that TV’s DTS audio format support. If you want that feature, you can check out the LG C3 OLED, which has DTS and is marginally brighter than the C2 while being more expensive.

            See our review

          4. Best Budget OLED TV

            LG A2 OLED

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            8.6

            Movies

            9.1

            TV Shows

            8.3

            Sports

            8.3

            Video Games

            8.8

            HDR Movies

            8.4

            HDR Gaming

            8.8

            PC Monitor

            8. 8

            Type

            OLED

            Sub-Type

            WOLED

            Resolution

            4k

            Sizes
            48″ 55″ 65″ 77″

            See all our test results

            No OLED TVs are available at a budget price point, but the LG A2 OLED is as close as possible. It’s a great choice if you want to experience the impressive picture quality that OLED TVs deliver but don’t care about the gaming features of the LG C2 OLED. It still provides stunning picture quality in a dark room, with deep, inky blacks that look perfect in the dark, with no distracting blooming around bright highlights in dark scenes.

            Its incredibly low input lag and nearly instantaneous response time make it excellent for gaming; you’ll enjoy a smooth, responsive experience with little blur behind fast-moving objects. It’s limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, so it can’t take advantage of the high frame rates supported by the new-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, but it’s a great choice if you prefer the ‘Graphics’ mode of your favorite games.

            See our review

          Notable Mentions

          • LG G2 OLED:
            The LG G2 OLED is a fantastic TV available in an even wider range of sizes than the LG C2 OLED, up to a massive 97-inch model, and it’s brighter. It’s also a lot more expensive due to its gallery design, which is meant to be wall-mounted with the included mounting bracket. It’s not as versatile, though, and it’s not worth the price difference for most people.
            See our review
          • Sony A95K OLED:
            The Sony A95K OLED delivers image quality that’s almost identical to the Samsung S95B OLED, but it also supports advanced home theater features like Dolby Vision HDR and DTS:X. However, it has worse input lag, so it’s worse for gaming, and it’s currently more expensive and harder to find, so we recommend the Samsung TV over it. For home theater fans, it has much better processing than the LG G3 OLED, so if that’s your primary interest, the Sony is a better buy.
            See our review
          • LG B2 OLED:
            The LG B2 OLED is a fantastic buy, especially its 55″ and 77″ models, which are much cheaper than the corresponding sizes on the LG C2 OLED. It has most of the C2’s features and is almost as bright, although it has only two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports and slightly worse processing than its bigger sibling.
            See our review
          • Samsung S90C OLED:
            The 55″ and 65″ Samsung S90C OLED is a repackaged Samsung S95B OLED with official 4k @ 144Hz support and the 2023 version of Tizen OS. Its 77″ size has a second-generation QD-OLED panel, which is a bit brighter than the one in the S95B. Overall, the S90C is much more expensive than the S95B and isn’t worth the added cost for most people.
            See our review

          Recent Updates

          1. Jun 29, 2023:
            Added the Samsung S90C OLED and LG B2 OLED to the Notable Mentions and refreshed the text for consistency and accuracy.

          2. May 23, 2023:
            Replaced the Sony A95K OLED with the LG G3 OLED as our pick for best OLED TV, added the Sony A95K OLED as a Notable Mention, and refreshed the text.

          3. Mar 27, 2023:
            Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text throughout. Added a mention of the Samsung S95C OLED.

          4. Feb 13, 2023:
            Moved the Sony A95K OLED to the top position in the article. Refreshed the text throughout for clarity and to better reflect current market conditions.

          5. Jan 12, 2023:
            Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and refreshed the text.

          All Reviews

          Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best OLED TVs available in the United States for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn’t worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere, and we only test those available in the U.S.).

          If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of OLED TVs. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

          LG G2 OLED (OLED65G2) review

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          LG’s top-tier 4K OLED TV turns up the lights

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          TechRadar Verdict

          Having made its high-end G series of OLED TVs relevant again in 2021 by giving them a clear picture advantage over the ever-popular C series, LG has repeated the trick – with knobs on – with 2022’s G2 range. The G2 OLED’s big story is that it takes the latest (WRGB-type) ‘Evo’ OLED panel and adds in a new heat sink element not present in 2021’s G1 series. This might sound like a mere technicality on paper, but it actually allows LG to bring enough extra brightness to the table to take OLED picture quality to places we once never imagined it would be able to go.

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          The new LG G2 OLED is full of surprises – all of them positive. As soon as you get the G2 out of its box you can see that LG has moved the dial on from previous G-series generations. The old black, chamfered-edge ‘Gallery’ design has been replaced with a much cooler, much more outwardly opulent ‘two layer’ design that finds the main layer clad in a seriously strokable silver metallic finish.

          What’s inside this fancy new design is also unexpected. For alongside LG’s latest brightness-enhancing Evo OLED panel is a new heat sink element designed to help the TV reach new brightness heights LG’s OLED standards.

          There’s a new processor, too, designed to unlock the full capabilities of this new OLED breed, while LG’s webOS smart platform gets a host of new features instead of the usual small evolutions. Even the G2 OLED’s sound suddenly and unexpectedly fixes a couple of big problems that have plagued previous LG G1 OLED.

          The best surprise of all, though, is the way the OLED65G2 uses its extra brightness to make pretty much every frame of any source you care to mention look even more sublime than it has on any LG OLED before.

          We’ve been taking a closer look at this new range-topper, which boasts a number of interesting improvements over the less-expensive LG C2 OLED, and can now say that it’s a formidable competitor to incoming QD-OLED (Quantum Dot OLED) models like the Sony A95K QD-OLED TV and Samsung S95B range.

          Read on to learn exactly how this year’s G-Series screen differs from last year’s model, and what sets it apart from its red-hot rivals…

          • LG G2 OLED (55-inch Silver) at Amazon for $1,496.99

          LG G2 OLED price and release date

          The G2 range of OLEDs represent LGs flagship 4K TVs for 2022. They cost around £600 or so more than their same sized equivalents in the step-down C2 series – though if you want to place them on a stand rather than hang them on a wall you’ll have to add a couple of hundred pounds or so extra for the optional desktop stand. 

          The G2s do, though, ship with a flush wall mount and installation kit, so if you definitely want to wall hang your TV then the G2 saves you from having to buy an optional wall mounting set up like you would for most other TVs – including LG’s own more affordable C2 range.

          The G2 OLED’s pricing makes it very much a premium TV range, sitting in the same ballpark as the mini LED-based Samsung QN95B and OLED-based Sony A90J/A80K series.

          The OLED65G2s are available on a global basis, and will all feature the same fundamental features, design and picture quality in every territory. Depending on where you live, the OLED55G2 has a retail of $2,199 / €2,500 (approximately £2,081, AU$3,668).The OLED65G2 comes in at $2,999 / €3,600, (approximately £2,996, AU$5298). Finally, the OLED77G2 sits at $3,999 / €6,000 (around £5,000, AU$9160).

          If you want anything bigger, you’ll need the OLED83G2 that’s priced at $6,499 / €9,000 (around £7,500, AU$13,740). There’s been no pricing details yet for the giant 97-inch G2, but let’s assume it’ll not be heading for the bargain aisles anytime soon. 

          All models were released in late March or April 2022. 

          (Image credit: Future)

          • 65-inch WRGB OLED screen
          • New Gallery design
          • Optimized for wall hanging

          Although the OLED65G2 shares the same ‘Gallery’ design name as its GX and G1 predecessors, it actually looks completely different: gone is the dark frame and chamfered edges, in is a nifty two-layer effect where a thin black rear ‘slab’ sits proud of and slightly narrower than a chunkier front tier housing the screen that’s encased in a very fetching and opulent-looking silver metal coat.  

          The results look sleeker, cleaner, and – crucially! – like they cost a lot of money. Suddenly the previously attractive G1 series looks rather ordinary.

          If you’re thinking of plonking – or rather, very carefully placing – the G2 on a piece of furniture, it’s worth noting that LG’s robust, centrally mounted stand option costs extra. Though, it’s nice to find that LG has at least done a proper design job on it this year – no more are you expected to make do with a couple of spindly legs like you had to with 2021’s G1s.

          The minimalist elegance and wall-hanging preference of the OLED65G2 had us thinking that it might not be a bad idea if LG shipped future generations with an external connections box. Having cables hanging out of a TV this pristine feels almost criminal. Though I guess decent DIYers could always channel all their cables into a wall with some help of an installer. 

          The quality of the G2 OLED’s connections is beyond reproach. In particular, all four of its HDMI ports are capable of handling the maximum 48Gbps of data supported by the HDMI 2. 1 standard. This means that hardcore video gamers could simultaneously attach an Xbox Series X, PS5 and cutting-edge PC graphics rig to enjoy full-fat 4K at 120Hz, variable refresh rates and automatic low latency mode switching from all of them. That, plus you’ll still have one HDMI left for adding a 4K Blu-ray player or streaming box.

          The G2 OLED’s seriously distinctive design package is rounded out by one of LG’s Magic remote control handsets. These are nicely weighted and balanced, but their biggest innovations by far are its spinning wheel control for making it easier to whizz up and down long submenus, and the way they let you select onscreen options just by pointing the handset at the right part of the screen and hitting ‘Select’. 

          The point and click feature can be a little fiddly to use with some menus, but you get better at it the more you use it.

          LG G2 OLED review: smart TV (webOS 22) 

          • Carries most major streaming services  
          • Introduces profiles and family settings
          • Now named after its year of introduction

          The G2 OLED’s smart system is called webOS 22. .. which comes as a bit of a shock considering last year’s was called webOS 6.0. Has LG somehow brought back a webOS version from 16 years in the future? Sadly not. Rather more prosaically the brand has decided to start numbering webOS iterations in line with the year they first appeared.

          WebOS 22 doesn’t radically re-invent the whole webOS interface again. It does, though, introduce some useful new features. The best one is support for profiles, so that different family members can set up their own home screen preferences and have the TV recommend content based on just their viewing history. 

          Also handy, though, especially now LG is encouraging more family engagement with webOS, are new Family Settings that let you monitor and limit screen time, as well as call in volume limit and eye care settings.

          Another new feature that took a bit of getting used to but which we ultimately ended up using pretty much all the time was Always Ready. This lets you keep the set running in a number of ‘laid back’ scenarios rather than just turning it off when you’re not actually watching it. So, for instance, you can leave digital artworks playing on the screen, or have the screen show weather and news reports, while leaving the TV’s voice recognition features active so that you can talk to it and get it to deliver features – even streaming music – much like you would a regular Alexa device. 

          (Image credit: Future)

          LG G2 OLED review: picture quality

          • Extra brightness boost 
          • Brilliant color and contrast
          • Improved motion, clarity and upscaling

          While ‘adding a heat sink’ might not sound particularly exciting on paper, in the flesh it turns out to be pretty much revolutionary.

          To anyone familiar with LG’s OLED TVs over the years, the impact made by the extra brightness the heat sink unlocks is instantly obvious in at least four different ways. Perhaps the most impressive of which is how much extra brightness the G2 OLED finds for HDR images that fill the screen with bright content. This helps them look more lifelike, more intense, and more three-dimensional. 

          This clearly noticeable increase in a light image’s median brightness holds good for all sorts of bright content too, be it a naturally lit desert scene or an internal or external scene lit using the gaudiest of artificial lights.

          The G2’s heat sink-inspired punch makes a difference, too, in the brightest peaks of HDR pictures. These highlights of an HDR image – candles fluttering on a background window ledge, direct sunlight reflecting off a car windscreen, pure white text on a dark backdrop and so on – might be much smaller and less consistently visible than the full screen brightness increase we’ve just talked about, but they are no less important to a convincing HDR experience. And the extra intensity the G2 gets out of them with the heat sink on hand to dissipate what might otherwise be panel-damaging brightness in such punchy areas is spectacular.

          Despite the new intensity extremes the OLED65G2 hits by LG OLED standards, the newly ramped up HDR highlights typically avoid clipping – that is, the loss of subtle shading details. In fact, it suffers less with clipping than any other LG OLED TV to date.

          An early UK demo of the TV in action had suggested that its extra brightness might come at the expense of some color richness and vibrancy. Happily, though, the finished OLED65G2s show no such color issues. On the contrary, the extra brightness gives colors more volume and punch, regardless of whether you’re talking about a very vibrant, rich tone, or a subtle, mild one. 

          As if all these benefits of the OLED65G2’s new brightness kick weren’t already tempting enough, its pictures also look slightly more detailed, especially with native 4K HDR sources, than those of any previous LG OLED. Or this year’s new C2 series. This must be a result, we assume, of the way the extra light range of the new premium TV in combination with OLED’s natural pixel-level light controls enables it to add more emphasis to small light and contrast changes.

          (Image credit: John Archer)

          In fact, if anything the OLED65G2 handles dark scenes and dark picture areas even better than previous LG OLED generations. They look less noisy, they typically contain slightly more shadow detail, and they almost completely avoid the flickering instability during very dark scenes that very occasionally crops up with older LG OLEDs. 

          The quality of the OLED65G2’s black tone reproduction merely enhances the impact of its extra brightness, making OLED’s peerless local contrast capabilities all the more starkly beautiful.

          LG’s new Alpha 9 Gen 5 process delivers a few extra improvements to LG’s picture quality for good measure. Upscaling of sub-4K sources is much better, for one thing. LG has actually removed a step from its upscaling system after finding that it could add noise to upscaled pictures, and the results really do look remarkably more polished and sharp.

          Motion handling is also much more sophisticated, with both LG’s Cinematic Movement and default Natural motion settings now able to gently massage away excess judder while generating far fewer distracting unwanted processing ‘glitches’.

          The G2’s stunning picture talents apply at least as obviously when you’re gaming, too, as they do with TVs and movies. The set also takes just 9.4ms to produce received image data on its screen. 

          Problems with the OLED65G2’s pictures are as rare as hen’s teeth. Oddly our sample showed signs of mild shadow detail loss and brightness fluctuations in Dolby Atmos mode that didn’t show up in regular HDR10 mode. 

          There’s no support for the HDR10+ mode developed as a rival for Dolby Vision, either, and as always when we’re talking about OLED technology, we’re duty bound to point out that some top-price LCD TVs – including a few of LG’s own models – can reach brightness levels much higher than that achieved by even the G2. For instance, while the OLED65G2 manages to hit around 1000 nits in its Vivid mode (up around 15% on LG’s previous LG OLEDs), Samsung’s mini LED 65QN95B gets up close to 3000 nits in its Dynamic preset.

          For many home cinema fans, though, the OLED65G2’s immaculate black levels and the precision you get from being able to put a picture’s brightest and darkest pixels side by side without compromise will still be enormously persuasive.

          (Image credit: Future)

          LG G2 OLED review: audio performance

          Although it’s still not up there with the best TV sound performers, the G2 OLED is a handy improvement sonically over the past few LG TV generations.

          For one thing, its 60W, 4.2 speaker system manages to project sound over a wider area while also delivering more well-positioned detailing than its predecessor. It can go louder without distorting, too, and holds on to a more dynamic sound stage, with greater range between its highest treble and deepest bass sounds. The new speakers are much less likely to generate buzzing or crackling than those of its predecessor, too.

          Maybe the single best improvement, though, is how much powerful and dynamic Dolby Atmos movie soundtracks get than they have for the past few LG OLED generations. Particularly welcome is a new resistance to the sound slipping down a gear in density and power, as happened on the OLED65G1, just when a Dolby Atmos track most wants a sound system to shift up.  

          LG’s AI Sound Pro processor still delivers more aggression and room-filling power even with Dolby Atmos sources than the G2’s Dolby Atmos mode does. Now, though, the Dolby Atmos mode does at least have a few sound placement strengths of its own, giving you a genuine choice over which sound mode you prefer.

          The last feature worth mentioning here is the new 7.1.2 upmixing of lower-channel sources – even basic stereo – made possible by the TV’s new Alpha 9 Generation 5 processor. While we struggled to make out every one of those 7.1.2 channels, we had no trouble appreciating how intelligently the processing remixes the source audio for more channels, and how much more immersive, large and detailed the resulting sound stage becomes.

          (Image credit: Future)

          Should you buy the LG G2 OLED 4K TV?

          Buy it if…

          You want the best picture quality, and don’t mind paying for it
          If you simply have to have the very best picture quality LG OLED – maybe any OLED TV, period – has ever produced, your buck needs to stop with the the G2 range.

          You love gaming as well as movies
          As well as its brighter pictures being well suited to video game sources, the G2 handles all the very latest gaming features brilliantly – across all four HDMI ports.

          You want to wall hang your TV
          The G2 OLED’s ultra-slim design and supplied flush-fit mount make it unusually well-suited to wall mounting.

          Don’t buy it if…

          You think the OLEDC2 range might be good enough
          While the G2 OLED delivers consistently better picture quality than the improved midrange LG OLEDC2s, if money’s tight you may feel the extent of the difference isn’t enough to justify the price difference – we certainly wouldn’t blame you.

          You don’t want to wall mount your TV
          Just be careful: the G2 only ships with a wall mount, with the optional desktop mount adding hundreds more to the asking price.

          You want HDR10+ support
          While some rival TVs these days support both of the premium HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats, LG still only supports Dolby Vision.

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          John has been writing about home entertainment technology for more than two decades – an especially impressive feat considering he still claims to only be 35 years old (yeah, right). In that time he’s reviewed hundreds if not thousands of TVs, projectors and speakers, and spent frankly far too long sitting by himself in a dark room.

          OLED, which is not. An Unpleasant Surprise You Can Experiencing When Buying a Laptop / Sudo Null IT News All my friends and colleagues to whom I told this story were sincerely surprised and perplexed. This was the reason for this publication. I’ll make a reservation right away: I just want to share information so that someone else does not repeat my mistakes when choosing a laptop. Who knows, perhaps not only this manufacturer, but also others do such tricks. In no way am I calling for a boycott or anything like that, just sharing my experience.

          It all started prosaically: I wanted to buy a laptop to replace my outdated 2013 hp pavilion. It was planned that the new laptop would also last for more than one year, so I selected the parameters with a margin for the future:

          • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5000 series or higher (at that time the 6000 series was still rare)

          • RAM: 16 GB or more (or 8 GB, but can be upgraded to more in the future)

          • SSD: NVME, size is not critical, but 512+ GB is desirable, so as not to change the hard drive soon after purchase

          • Display: 15″ or more

          • Comfortable backlit keyboard for working at night

          • Small weight and dimensions

          • Capacious battery

          The video card was not important for me, because the main load is work and watching movies / series, not games. at that time the price was lower):

          In general, the characteristics are controversial – the hard drive is smaller than some smartphones, and 8 GB of RAM is soldered on the board, so an independent upgrade is impossible. I thought about passing by, but the OLED screen bribed me.

          What kind of OLED and what is the fuss about

          LCD (LCD) displays are a “sandwich” of many layers, one of which is liquid crystals. Each pixel is made up of three separate sub-pixels (red, green and blue), mixing their colors together gives the final pixel color. These displays cannot emit light on their own, so they require a backlight. Often it is placed around the perimeter of the screen, due to which it turns out to be uneven (it is clearly visible if you display one color on the screen – the image will be brighter at the edges). In the case of a completely black screen, a small backlight is still preserved, so the color is not completely black and it is clearly visible in the dark.

          These displays do not have the best viewing angles, brightness and contrast ratio (white to black brightness ratio) of 1000:1, and the delay in refreshing the image is longer. They are thicker and consume more electricity. The number of possible colors that such a display can show is less than the human eye perceives, so it’s not worth doing video editing / working in photoshop on these displays – the colors may well be distorted.

          On the other hand, they are cheaper to manufacture and therefore are widely used.

          OLED displays are a matrix of LEDs, and each can be turned off separately, so that the black color at any point on the screen will be exactly black (a completely black screen in the dark will not emit light). Because of this, the contrast ratio is several orders of magnitude higher: 1,000,000:1.

          These matrices are thinner, lighter and consume less energy. They can show more colors than the human eye perceives, have low latency, and the colors of the picture are not distorted when viewed from an angle.

          But they are more expensive and more difficult to manufacture and therefore are found mainly in expensive TVs and smartphones, and much less frequently in laptops. And the “childish sore” of the early OLED matrices was burn-in over time.

          I looked at the reviews on the net – everyone vied with each other to praise the LED screen of this model line.

          I went to the manufacturer’s website and found this model. The page describes a lot about the advantages of OLED screens over LCD. In particular, the abbreviation OLED appears 64 (!) times in the text (and this is without taking into account the text in the images, which are also very numerous).

          It also talks about DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR 600 certification, Pantone certification, etc.

          All this information convinced me that compromises in characteristics are well compensated by a high-quality display, and therefore I ordered this laptop.

          When I turned it on for the first time, the feeling “something is wrong here, but I don’t understand what” did not leave me. After some time, I decided to test the HDR performance, but did not notice a fundamental difference with other LCD screens that I had at hand. Immediately, I noticed that the black areas of the screen do not turn off, which means the screen is probably not the promised OLED.

          Discoveries start here:
          DxDiag says that HDR is not supported.

          “it must be some kind of mistake” – I thought and contacted the manufacturer’s support, where, by the serial number of the laptop, they determined that my laptop had an LCD display:

          That is, in a laptop called “Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED “not an OLED matrix is ​​used, but an LCD. At the same time, there is not a word about this either on the manufacturer’s website or in the declared characteristics.

          In response to my natural dissatisfaction and the question “what other characteristics differ from the declared ones” I get an answer:

          Sent a response letter, the brief essence of which is: “There are reasonable limits to everything. The Matrix type is indicated in the name. You can replace the display with OLED declared on your website?”. Support response:

          That is, it is technically impossible to install an OLED matrix on this model, it was originally designed only for LCD matrices.

          The last phrase deserves a separate comment. On the official website, the specifications indicate only the OLED display:

          Frankly, I have no idea where “both are represented” here.

          Further correspondence did not lead to anything more or less constructive. Of the interesting things, one can only show this:

          It is especially interesting that they know about batches with an inappropriate matrix, but this is not mentioned at all anywhere, only a vague postscript about changing characteristics at the discretion of the manufacturer.

          Compliance with the federal law “On Advertising” is controlled by the Federal Antimonopoly Service. I went there and described everything the same as listed above. Their answer, in my opinion, contradicts itself:

          Translating from a legal language into Russian: “advertising is any information distributed in any form and by any means, but when the manufacturer writes on his website, this is not advertising. ” . As I understand it, according to their logic, any manufacturer can write any nonsense on their website, even: “our laptop cures cancer and resurrects the dead”, which, of course, is not true, but this is not advertising, so they will not violate the law by doing this . So what?

          To illustrate what the FAS does not consider advertising, I will attach a link (otherwise there will be too many screenshots).

          I wonder if your opinion coincides with the opinion of the FAS.

          Also at the end of their official response there is another paragraph:

          I also contacted Rospotrebnadzor and described the situation. They even agreed with me…

          …but according to their logic, all questions should be addressed to the store that sold this laptop to me, and not to the manufacturer.

          Why they have no questions to the manufacturer – it remains a mystery to me, because. information on their website is at least not complete, but generally misleading (in particular, me). Shops on the Internet are a dime a dozen, they are constantly closed, and others come to replace them, and they take information from manufacturers. Maybe it’s better to check the original source?

          In my opinion, I encountered a substitution of the level “I read about an electric car, bought an electric car, it looks like an electric car, and you look under the hood – there is a diesel engine.” I have never heard of this before, especially in laptops, for which the manufacturer’s website asks for 115,690.00 ₽ .

          After all these correspondences, I once again examined the box in which this laptop was delivered. In one place, LCD is indeed mentioned, but this can easily be overlooked or interpreted as a “screen”, since the rest of the parameters are listed below

          In general, be vigilant. Now I think that it is better to request the full parameters of a particular model from the manufacturer before paying.

          Kaluga International Airport

          Heroes and daredevils will lay the first air paths of routes: the Earth – the orbit of the Moon, the Earth – the orbit of Mars, and even further: Moscow – the Moon, Kaluga – Mars.

          Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky

          • Departure

          • Arrival

          Time Direction flight number Airline Aircraft Status

          14:15

          07/04/23

          St. Petersburg LED

          flight number
          A4503

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Departed at 14:15

          19:10

          07/04/23

          Mineralnye Vody MRV

          flight number
          A4504

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Departed at 19:13

          13:30

          07/05/23

          Minsk MSQ

          flight number
          D2104

          Severstal

          Airplane
          CR2

          Status

          Scheduled

          14:15

          07/06/23

          St. Petersburg LED

          flight number
          A4503

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Scheduled

          19:10

          07/06/23

          Mineralnye Vody MRV

          flight number
          A4504

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Scheduled

          Time Direction flight number Airline Aircraft Status

          13:15

          07/04/23

          Mineralnye Vody MRV

          flight number
          A4503

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Arrived at 12:52

          18:10

          07/04/23

          St. Petersburg LED

          flight number
          A4504

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Arrived at 17:57

          12:30

          07/05/23

          Minsk MSQ

          flight number
          D2103

          Severstal

          Airplane
          CR2

          Status

          Scheduled

          13:15

          07/06/23

          Mineralnye Vody MRV

          flight number
          A4503

          Azimuth

          Airplane
          SSJ-100

          Status

          Scheduled

          18:10

          07/06/23

          St.