Toshiba 4K Laptop Becomes World’s First

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The world’s first 4K Ultra HD laptop is about to hit the market.

Satellite P55T 1The screen on the Toshiba Satellite P55t will house as many as four times the pixels as a standard FHD display, delivering a native 3840 x 2160 resolution with a 282 PPI density. 4K Ultra HD is cutting-edge technology that produces crisper, more detailed images on televisions and computer screens. But it comes with a price. The Toshiba 4K laptop, announced Tuesday and available April 22, will sell for $1,500.

Toshiba is also refreshing its Satellite Series mainstream laptops with thinner chassis designs, enhanced audio, optional LED backlighting and increased storage capacity. Those new machines will all become available June 22.

Inside the Toshiba 4K laptop

The Satellite P55t will feature a 15.6” Ultra HD TruBrite IPS touchscreen display. Each display will be individually calibrated via Chroma Tune and will receive Technicolor Certification to ensure that everything displayed on the screen is reproduced according to its original intent, Toshiba said.  To provide consumers with even more assurances, each laptop will ship with Chroma Tune for Toshiba preinstalled, which will allow users to personalize and manage their own color space control.

The 4K laptop will feature a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor with up to 16GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon R9 M265X GPU (with 2GB of GDDR5) and a 1TB HDD. The Satellite P55T will also offer ample connectivity with four USB 3.0 ports, a UHS-II SD card slot, 802.11ac  Wi-Fi, an optional built-in Blu-ray Disc rewritable drive and an HDMI connector capable of 4K output.

Additional specs and features for the Satellite P55T include:

  • 3840 x 2160 resolution with 282 PPI (pixels per inch)
  • Includes a full version of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 software
  • Edge-to-edge LCD glass
  • Frameless, backlit LED keyboard
  • Harman Kardon® stereo speakers.

Satellite S55 and S75

The refreshed Satellite S Series will return with an eye- catching brushed aluminum finish. The 15.6” Satellite S55 will be far more portable than the previous installation, measuring in at less than 0.8” thick and starting at just 4.6 pounds. It will also come with a TruType keyboard with optional LED backlighting.

The Satellite S55 will feature a HD (1366 x 768) display standard with the option for a FHD (1920 x 180) TruBrite display, while the Satellite 17.3″ Satellite S75 will feature a HD+ (1600 x 900) display standard with an optional upgrade to a FHD TruBrite display. The Satellite S55 will also offer the option to upgrade to 10-point touch.

Configuration options will include Intel Core i5 or i7 dual core processors with up to 16GB of DDR3 and up to 1TB of HDD storage. The Satellite S Series will also offer support for optional AMD Radeon M7 M260 discrete graphics (with 2GB of GDDR50) and the Satellite S55 will offer the option of an AMD A10 APU in place of an Intel-based CPU.

The Satellite S Series will be at major retailers and directly from Toshiba’s website, starting at $700 MSRP.

Satellite E45

Similar to the Satellite S55, the 14” Satellite E45 will offer a sleek, portable form factor at less than 0.8” thick and weighing in at around 4.6 pounds. The laptop will come standard with an HD (1366 x 768) display but will offer the option to upgrade to a FHD (1920 x 1080) TruBrite Display; the device will also offer optional 10-point touch.

Again, similar to the S55, the Satellite E45 will be outfitted with a TruType keyboard and will offer the option for LED Backlighting. Configuration options will include fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 dual-core CPUs, with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD storage.

The refreshed Satellite E45 will be available exclusively at BestBuy, starting at $650 MSRP.

Satellite L55Satellite L55 and L75

The entertainment-focused Satellite L Series will make a return with the 15.6” Satellite L55 and the 17.3” Satellite L75. Configuration options will include processors from both Intel and AMD, with up to 12GB of DDR3 and optional DVD drives. Storage options will range from 500GB to 1TB HDDs, and the Satellite L55 will offer an optional 10-point touch display. Both notebooks will be outfitted with Toshiba’s Sleep and Charge technology, which will allow users to charge their USB-enabled devices even when the laptop is in a powered-down state.

The Satellite L Series will be available from most major retailers and directly from Toshiba starting at $400 MSRP.

Additional specs and features for the Satellite L Series include:

  • 4th gen Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor or AMD A6, A8 or A10 APU
  • Special tuning and optimization from Skullcandy and DTS
  • 15.6” HD 1366×768  with optional 10-point touchscreen or 17.3” HD+ 1600×900
  • Up to 13% thinner than previous generation at <1” profile, starts at 4.8 lbs.
  • New frameless TruType textured and contoured keyboard

Satellite C55Satellite C55 and C75

The affordable C Series is also getting a refresh with the 15.6” Satellite C55 and the 17.3” Satellite C75. Despite its low price point, the C Series will look to offer such computing essentials as on-board HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. Configuration options will include processors from Intel and AMD, storage capacity up to 1TB, built-in DVD drives and 10-point multi-touch displays.

The Satellite C Series will be available from most major retailers and directly from Toshiba starting at $330 MSRP.

Additional specs and features for the Satellite C Series include:

  • Fourth-generation Intel Core i3, Pentium N3530 or Celeron N2830 or AMD A4, A6 or E Series processors.
  • Special tuning and optimization from Skullcandy and DTS
  • Up to 26% thinner than previous generation (C55 only)
  • New frameless TruType textured and contoured keyboard
  • Textured matte finish in black
  • Up to 1TB hard drive
  • 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports, one with USB Sleep and Charge
  • SD card slot

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