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   4 weeks back

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    • carlitos vodka
      carlitos vodka  4 weeks back

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

    • Victor Tous
      Victor Tous  4 weeks back

      9:56 yeah, just what I thought

    • Jake Woodger
      Jake Woodger  4 weeks back

      @fxc2 I thought the same thing

    • Dani
      Dani  4 weeks back

      Dislike because Sarah Huckabee

    • Rushboard Technologies
      Rushboard Technologies  4 weeks back

      I wouldn't mind seeing a review of thattouchscreen table you had the laptop on.

  • NvrUseYur RealName
    NvrUseYur RealName  2 days back

    That ending tho, LOLOLOLOL!

    • Reality
      Reality  2 days back

      Can't you but it for around $650

      • Lewis Barker
        Lewis Barker  2 days back

        5:05 raised the bar... pun intended ?

        • Joey
          Joey  3 days back

          Still getting the 4K display

          • Joey
            Joey  3 days back

            Still get the 4K display

            • Tom [GD]
              Tom [GD]  3 days back

              240hz Blade is Better Than OLED

              • Ondrej Hlavenka
                Ondrej Hlavenka  4 days back

                finally a decent machine to replace my macbook for work :)

                • Soviet 4life
                  Soviet 4life  5 days back

                  4:38 :DDDDD

                  • Kingslayer7
                    Kingslayer7  6 days back

                    Im confused....
                    Should i get this or the razer blade stealth
                    Both laptops are great but im worried if the razer blade 15 is too big...
                    i know its a small 15.6 inch laptop but i still feel like it might be too big. The main reason i need this is for school work, productivity, watching netflix/youtube and casual light gaming. For anyone who has the razer blade 15, please say if it is too big or average sized...
                    Also whats better for school? this or the blade stealth? Someone pls reply coz i am rlly confused...

                    • Fresh Squeeze
                      Fresh Squeeze  5 days back

                      Kingslayer7 for what you want I would go with the 4K razer blade stealth

                  • Glaven Maven
                    Glaven Maven  6 days back

                    I don’t know why, but I find Linus’s pronunciation of “productivity” incredibly irritating.

                    • A N
                      A N  6 days back

                      4k OLED all the way
                      Add a Blu ray player instead
                      Lower the price

                      • Peter Pan
                        Peter Pan  6 days back

                        Linus is fat

                        • Akumusi
                          Akumusi  7 days back

                          the new razer blade stealth 13 is 999$ right now

                          • Matthew Elliott
                            Matthew Elliott  1 weeks back

                            "" doesnt quite have the ring of massdrop

                            • Flash Yeeter
                              Flash Yeeter  1 weeks back

                              In the title I thought he just spelled title wrong.

                              • Tho H. Ho
                                Tho H. Ho  1 weeks back

                                I thought he would say: "Talking about scratching our head,..."

                                • Sellyei
                                  Sellyei  1 weeks back

                                  I still think for that much money, it should have been an 17 inch.
                                  I dont get why they are so few 17" laptops. And even if they are, they have shit components....and even if you would want to have them with better components, their price just skyrockets to double of a 15" . I mean...putting things into compact frames isnt such a new technology anymore today. Everything is damn thin. One thing that is lacking is, how to cool those fast, thin things but Im not sure that those parts make the product expensive. I still think half of the price is still just paying for a brand.

                                  • Altair TF
                                    Altair TF  2 weeks back

                                    lame for 3k$

                                    • MetallicBlade
                                      MetallicBlade  2 weeks back

                                      $3k with only 500GB of storage... gtfo with that overpriced shit.

                                      • Administrator
                                        Administrator  2 weeks back

                                        Oh my, Kim Jong-un at 7:54 isn't happy with it. We're screwed.

                                        • Winston Caeser
                                          Winston Caeser  2 weeks back

                                          Review the P53

                                          • wu shu
                                            wu shu  2 weeks back

                                            FPS,racing or any fast moving game, high refresh rate is better. But for games like Divinity, xcom, or other moba, rts that use a chessboard view. 4K is way more detailed and satisfying.

                                            • AFallingTree
                                              AFallingTree  2 weeks back

                                              That desk is wack, where would one purchase such a device

                                              • manicniceguy
                                                manicniceguy  2 weeks back

                                                Lcds sucs makes you blind blue light special

                                                • Adam Timberley
                                                  Adam Timberley  2 weeks back

                                                  I just bought one of these, when I game I use an external bigger screen and when I work as a tech engineer I use the 4K OLED touch display for multiple documents, multiple remote desktop sessions and a much better experience than some low-res piece of junk.
                                                  I know its expensive but if you want to play the best games and want to be able to work at a high resolution then this is the laptop for you. Go with the lower Hz 140 or 240 Hz if you just want to game and don't want the extra screen real estate and can't afford an extra display. I mean who doesn't use multiple displays these days anyway?

                                                  • AmuseFuse
                                                    AmuseFuse  2 weeks back

                                                    When ypu watch a review of oled on an oled display

                                                    • disadadi
                                                      disadadi  2 weeks back

                                                      OLED at least on the phones has such ghosting it won't work with 120Hz or at least doesn't make any sense. Especially the pixel turn off and turn on times for blacks is definitely higher than that.

                                                      • Jonas Lecerof
                                                        Jonas Lecerof  2 weeks back

                                                        The dream laptop for me is high resolution, not 4k but 1440 or so oled display 14 inch laptop with extremely thin bezels. Good trackpad, nice keyboard (like thinkpad but with a normal layout) with at least USB A, C, HDMI, SD-card reader and audio port. To save some money it should just have a good processor and no separate graphics card.

                                                        • Daniel Dougan
                                                          Daniel Dougan  2 weeks back

                                                          If you're a gamer not on the tightest of budgets, buy a laptop with a 1080p 60 Hz display. Then buy monitor(s) to hook it up to: a 4K 60Hz panel and/or a 1440p 144Hz panel. It's probably still cheaper than this thing. Or you can get a laptop with the 120Hz or 140Hz display at 1080p and get one external 4K monitor.

                                                          • Peterson Family
                                                            Peterson Family  2 weeks back

                                                            What does the Gigabyte Aero OLED bring to the party with a calibrated screen? WIll this calibration be affected by brightness as well meaning it is worthless??

                                                            • Bipin Nag
                                                              Bipin Nag  2 weeks back

                                                              2:55 He is spot on.

                                                              • BVNGER
                                                                BVNGER  2 weeks back

                                                                What movie is so playing at 1:12?

                                                                • Sarang Aerials
                                                                  Sarang Aerials  2 weeks back

                                                                  Dynamic review.

                                                                  • BleachMusicVideos+
                                                                    BleachMusicVideos+  2 weeks back

                                                                    The problem isn't with 4k displays, the problem is that 4k tech hasn't gotten to high frame rates yet

                                                                    • Last time I was this early

                                                                      The problem is that I don't know what OLED means.

                                                                      • Galaxia
                                                                        Galaxia  2 weeks back

                                                                        OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLED is special because it has the ability to turn off pixels at any point, resulting in true blacks. Want more?

                                                                    • Andy M.
                                                                      Andy M.  2 weeks back

                                                                      I want that wallpaper

                                                                      • DigitalXNova
                                                                        DigitalXNova  2 weeks back

                                                                        Kinda ironic that this is the first video I watch my new laptop on. (It's this one lol)

                                                                        • Shadow Run
                                                                          Shadow Run  3 weeks back

                                                                          Apart from a few online games that aren't exactly pushing the graphics envelope, even hitting 60 fps in a new AAA-game at high settings is no joke. So I don't really get people's obsession with high refresh rates. Heck, in the fighting game scene no game even runs higher than 60hz, and those are some of the most competitive games out there.

                                                                          • Big E
                                                                            Big E  3 weeks back

                                                                            @Linus Tech Tips Ive been told that the advanced model gets boiling hot. They said 105 degrees right above the keyboard. Is this true?

                                                                            • w1p30ut3r
                                                                              w1p30ut3r  3 weeks back

                                                                              Still better than my ips lg 75hz....

                                                                              • Asifisch TV
                                                                                Asifisch TV  3 weeks back

                                                                                What is your opinion on the Lenovo Legion Laptops?

                                                                                • Kashyap Patel
                                                                                  Kashyap Patel  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Can you review gigabyte aero oled.. its 1700

                                                                                  • Jamike Felix
                                                                                    Jamike Felix  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I have been asking for 1440p @ 144Hz for years. I'll upgrade from my Razer 2016 970m once that drops.

                                                                                    • Cricketer1
                                                                                      Cricketer1  3 weeks back

                                                                                      What programme was he using at 4:11?

                                                                                      • DaveMastor
                                                                                        DaveMastor  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Looks like Microsoft Office Excel 365 to me. All of their Office 365 programs have "dark modes" now... but except for OneNote it doesn't affect the content, in this case a spreadsheet... so it's a little pointless.

                                                                                    • Malte Spielt
                                                                                      Malte Spielt  3 weeks back

                                                                                      "once again razer has nailed having a laptop that kicks ass in games while also functioning surprising well for non gaming related tasks"

                                                                                      you mean the 17fps in the game and it breaking after 2 years? ok.

                                                                                      • Nukeclears
                                                                                        Nukeclears  3 weeks back

                                                                                        The 1ms response time of oled though

                                                                                        • Peterson Family
                                                                                          Peterson Family  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Agreed doesn't the fastest response time benefit what is seen on screen and 60 Hz is not an issue? I am still using and have been using 60Hz screens for a awhile without issue. I guess if I was a competitive gamer? (What does that mean?) it would make a difference but most of us or not competitive gamers? right?

                                                                                      • DamageIncM
                                                                                        DamageIncM  3 weeks back

                                                                                        The 4k and burn-in are dealbreakers, if you'd ask me... If you're using any media that has static elements, like menus or HUDs, which would be Windows and other browsers, and also videogames that you could be playing for hours, it will retain over time. - I have a Plasma TV, and although it might be a different technology, there are channel icons and lines from subtitles in the image, which all show up in even/solid images, like when there's a lot of black or white around those areas, and especially stand out when most of the image is even. - The burn-in test on and OLED shown in this video looks very similar, if not worse, and you just don't want that. - I fully agree with a 1440p LCD for a laptop. That would be about perfect.