When the diminutives Sony OLED XEL-1 hit US stores early this year, it was selling for $2,500. I couldn’t imagine one would spend $227 per inch for an 11-inch screen. Yes, it was the first consumer OLED to hit production, which has a 100k:1 contrast ratio and an extremely thin profile of 3mm but honestly, it wasn’t about the price, it’s just too darn small.
So now the wow factor has slowly diminishing, Sony is representing the new XEL-1 with wireless implementation, battery powered and boasts a built-in ATSC tuner, and better yet, 30 percent cheaper at $1748. I’ll stick to my original assessment, it wasn’t about the price. An ultra-wideband wireless chipset integrated into a newest display is not a stranger to us these days. I have to admit the battery powered feature is rather cool. (Assuming it doesn’t require power cord for recharging and the battery lasts weeks )