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Gigabyte Aero 15 XB review (2020 model – OLED, i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Super)

6 Comments

  1. Geoff

    June 19, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    How does flicker from OLED differ from flicker from LCD? Just in frequency?

    • Andrei Girbea

      June 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      I'm definitely no expert on this matter, but as per my experience, the difference is primarily the way this is perceived. This thread might help, including some of the links over there: https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1463525

      Technically, OLED flickers across the entire brightness range and at low frequency, the kind that would be very annoying and immediately noticeable on an LCD screen with the same sort of flickr. However, I'm just fine using OLEDs on my phone and my TV, and haven't perceived any flickering on the OLED laptops that I've tried. I'd be curious on other opinions, especially from someone more sensitive to this stuff.

      • Geoff

        June 28, 2020 at 1:10 am

        That's interesting. I'm very sensitive to flicker of any kind. I've tried the OLED viewfinder on my mirrorless camera and it seemed to bother me a great deal. It also flickers at 60 Hz. I noticed a similar effect trying out my mom's AMOLED smartphone.

        • Andrei Girbea

          June 28, 2020 at 10:39 am

          Interesting. I have no issues using my OLED phone and TV, and haven't really noticed flickering during my time with the OLED laptops Iv'e tried over the last years. But as I mentioned, I'm not sensitive to flickering.

  2. jon

    July 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    any chance you'll review the MSI WS66? similar stats as this one, but looks much nicer and NO ONE else has a review of it up.

    • Andrei Girbea

      July 2, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      No, but I'm finishing up the GS66 review soon. As far as I can tell, the WS66 is mostly a GS66 with a silver exterior, different keyboard and a few other slight differences.

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