I've been reading about IPS LCD and LED/OLED display technology in general, and am a bit confused about the following product:
In the specs it says:
15.6" diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare micro-edge AMOLED-backlit (3840 x 2160)
What actually is this?
Based on reading the wikipedia articles on IPS and AMOLED I have two ideas: 1. That they are backlighting an IPS LCD screen with AMOLED. 2. That they are using the IPS terminology to refer to the active matrix part of the OLED.
As for hypothesis (1) Why would you do this though? Isn't the point of the the AMOLED that the OLED is managed by pixel addressing with an active matrix? What benefit do you get from mixing the two technologies in the same screen?
As for hypothesis (2), I see an enormous number of articles arguing for AMOLED or IPS being better technologies, so could they be marketing this as a hybrid so that buyers say "this has both!". Since AMOLED stands for active matrix OLED and IPS is technically an active matrix, could it be that HP or Samsung is using the term to describe the thin film transistor matrix that addresses the OLEDs. Am I overthinking this?
What actually is going on with this product?