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Best OLED Laptops in 2021

Best OLED Laptops 2021

Aside from the processor and graphics chip, your laptop's display is one of the most important features on the machine. And if you're going to spend hours per day staring at said display, it should shine brighter than the competition. With that in mind, there's nothing more lovely than an OLED panel, which makes bright colors pop right out of the screen and into your living room. 

Keep an eye out for more OLED laptops on the horizon. The new Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 15, for example, both have OLED offerings this year. (Though it'll cost a few bucks for the upgrade.)

Read on to find the best laptops with OLED displays. And if you're looking for more machines with great screens, check out our best 4K laptops page along with our roundups of the best laptops for video editing and photo editing.

HP Spectre x360 (15 inch)

1. HP Spectre x360 (15 inch)

A premium Ultrabook with an amazing display

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7
GPU: Nvidia GTX MX150
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 256GB / 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6 inches
Size: 14.2 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 4.5 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Sexy design+Solid performance and graphics+Vivid 4K OLED display
Reasons to avoid
-Battery life could be better-Non-configurable-Bezels a bit thick

The 4K OLED HP Spectre x360 is one of the best laptops available for those in search of a premium Ultrabook. Not only does this laptop have a vibrant 15.6-inch 4K display, but it also possesses other excellent qualities, like strong performance, a comfortable keyboard and a gorgeous design. 

But it's really all about the display. When we watched the It Chapter Two trailer, we could see each strand of hair on that one crazy old woman's head, and when James McAvoy took the stage, his green-and-brown flannel shirt absolutely popped on the Spectre x360's display. The Spectre x360 will have you mesmerized. 

See our full HP Spectre x360 review

Dell XPS 15

2. Dell XPS 15

A gorgeous OLED display and great overall performance

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i9
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1650 / Intel UHD 630
RAM: 32GB
Storage : 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6 inches
Size: 14.1 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 4.5 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Striking 4K OLED display+Great overall and graphics performance+Good webcam placement+Slim, attractive design
Reasons to avoid
-Below-average battery life

The latest Dell XPS 15 marks the first time this excellent laptop has gotten an OLED display, which is in itself monumental. But the system also packs an overclockable Core i9 processor and pairs it with a discrete Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU, making for one beautiful beast. (Yes, they also fixed the webcam placement.) In short, it's a workhorse of the highest caliber. 

Watching the Queen & Slim trailer, we were transfixed by how the amber street lights glowed against actress Jodie Turner-Smith's warm mocha skin and accentuated each twist in her long box braids as she rode in the car. 

See our full Dell XPS 15 review.

Alienware m15

3. Alienware m15 OLED (2019)

This OLED screen is out of this world

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i9 / i7
GPU : Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q / RTX 2080 GPU
RAM: 16GB / 32 GB
Storage: 512GB m.2 PCIe SSD / dual 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs
Display: 15.6 inches
Size: 14.3 x 10.8 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 4.8 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Beautiful OLED display+Good overall and graphics performance+Comfortable keyboard+Sleek, lightweight design
Reasons to avoid
-OLED severely affects battery life-Bottom runs hot

How do you make a great gaming laptop even better? By adding a seriously beautiful OLED display to the slimmest laptop in Alienware's catalog -- and not skimping on high-powered components, of course. This is easily one of the most satisfying gaming laptops we've tested. 

As we mentioned in our review, watching the Gemini Man trailer was a thing of beauty, particularly the rich gold, red and green of the Myanmar flag as it fluttered lazily in the breeze during a Will Smith monologue. Details were sharp enough that the tiny furrows in his forehead were clearly visible, along with beads of sweat traveling down his temple.

See our full Alienware m15 OLED (2019) review.

Gigabyte Aero 15

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4. Gigabyte Aero 15 with 4K OLED (2021, RTX 3070)

A stunning AMOLED display with outstanding graphics

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-10870H
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
RAM: 32GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6 inches
Size: 14 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 4.4 pounds
Reasons to buy
+4K OLED Samsung display+Sturdy, all-aluminum design+Solid overall performance and graphics
Reasons to avoid
-Poorly placed webcam-Quiet speakers

Gigabyte got a lot of things right with the Aero 15, including its sturdy, all-aluminum, jet-black chassis, gorgeous OLED panel and satisfying, clicky keyboard. Its gaming and performance benchmarks are decent, too. The Aero 15 is an excellent choice for content creators. Photo and video editors will benefit from the Aero 15’s color-accurate 4K panel, but they’ll also enjoy the pleasures of diving into one of their favorite triple-A titles after a long day of work.

See our full Gigabyte Aero 15 with 4K OLED (2021, RTX 3070) review.

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021)

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5. Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021)

A premium machine with an eye-catching screen

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inches
Size: 14 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 4.6 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Smooth glass touchpad+4K OLED display is extremely bright and vivid+Solid graphics performance
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Mediocre keyboard

The Razer Blade 15 has always been a beautiful laptop, but with a 4K OLED panel, it's a head-turner from the inside out. Equipped with a Core i7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, the notebook has more than enough power for play (and work, if you're so inclined). If you're looking for a thin-and-light gaming laptop that serves up power, speed and endurance with a beautiful 4K OLED display, the Razer Blade 15 is a cut above the rest. 

See our full Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021) review

Sherri L. Smith
Sherri L. Smith has been cranking out product reviews for Laptopmag.com since 2011. In that time, she's reviewed more than her share of laptops, tablets, smartphones and everything in between. The resident gamer and audio junkie, Sherri was previously a managing editor for Black Web 2.0 and contributed to BET.Com and Popgadget.