Toshiba will launch one of the first notebooks with a 4K resolution display next week. The Satellite P55T features a 15.6-inch display operating at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 which is four times the number of pixels found in a traditional 1080p HD display.
Toshiba’s upcoming notebook was first showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show this past January in Las Vegas. Resolution aside, Toshiba sends word that each Ultra HD display is individually calibrated using Chroma Tune – an app that comes pre-loaded so users can choose their own color profile. They’re also Technicolor Certified during production for a more natural color expression and accurate gamut.
The system is no slouch under the hood either as it is powered by a fourth generation Intel Core i7 Haswell quad-core CPU, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and up to an AMD R9 M265X GPU with 2GB OF GDDR5 memory. Elsewhere, we find 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, four USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port capable of 4K and a built-in Blu-ray drive.
In a day and time where optical drives are approaching extinction, this system has one.
The only obvious flaw on paper is the 1TB hard drive. While it’ll no doubt offer plenty of storage space for creative types, the lack of solid state storage will certainly hold the entire system back in terms of overall performance. This would be the first thing I'd replace after purchasing, but I digress.
The Satellite P55T will be available starting April 22 from $1,499.