This Monday at CES in Las Vegas Toshiba unveiled its new PC lineup, and the company boasts a number of firsts. Toshiba looks to show off the world’s first 4K Ultra HD Laptops with the powerful Tecra W50 and the stylish Satellite P50t. Toshiba also detailed the company’s first Chromebook, which will be the first Chromebook device to sport a 13″ HD display. Finally Toshiba updates its high-end KiraBook line with Intel’s fourth generation Haswell processors.
The Tecra W50 is a powerful mobile workstation aimed at engineers and 3D designers. The 15.6″ notebook features an Ultra HD 4K display that delivers a native 3840 x 2160 resolution at a 282 PPI. As a workstation the Tecra W50 is more than just a pretty face, as it will feature a high performance fourth generation Intel Core CPU and an integrated NVidia Quadro K2100M GPU with 2GB of dedicated memory.
Toshiba also revealed the Satellite P50t, which features a responsive touch display and a fourth generation Intel Core processor. The device also offers an optional Ultra HD 4K display with edge-to-edge glass that according to Toshiba provides excellent color, clarity and contrasts perfect graphic designers and professional photographers.
Both the Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t with 4K HD displays will be available for purchase in mid-2014.
Toshiba upgraded its attractive KiraBook line with Intel’s fourth generation Intel Core “Haswell” processors, delivering faster performance, better graphics and a longer battery life rating up to a total of 9 hours according to Toshiba.
Many of the other staples of the KiraBook will remain the same, as the notebook will maintain its original ultra-high resolution (2560 x 1440) PixelPure display and attractive lightweight AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy build. Weighing in at 2.6lbs. with a 0.7″ thickness the KiraBook will offer exceptional portability on par with other high-end ultrabooks on the market. Despite its slim frame the Kirabook will boasts solid durability via the device’s AZ91 meagnesium alloy frame and honeycomb-base design, along with a Corning Concore Glass display on the touchscreen model. The Kirabook will also feature a Li-Polymer battery, a 256GB SSD and 8GB of memory.
The upgraded KiraBook will be made available for purchase in mid-February 2014 from select retailers, with prices starting at $1,500 MSRP.
Toshiba also announced its emergence into the growing Chromebook market. The device will be the first Chromebook to feature a 13.3″ HD TruBrite display with a native 1366 x 768 resolution. Weighing in at 3.3lbs. with a slim 0.8″ profile the Toshiba Chromebook will offer a portable form factor making the device easy to transport and travel with.
The device will also feature a Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor, with 2GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD and 100GB of Google Drive storage out of the box. With a Haswell-based CPU the Toshiba Chromebook delivers strong performance levels and up to nine hours of battery life according to Toshiba.
The Toshiba Chromebook will be made available starting on February 16, 2014 for $280 MSRP.