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Toshiba Showcases World's First Ultra HD 4K Laptops

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is showcasing today the world's first laptops featuring Ultra HD 4K displays during CES 2014. The Tecra W50 mobile workstation is ideal for engineers and 3D designers and the Satellite P50t for professional photographers, graphic designers and 4K movie enthusiasts. Both laptops will be available for purchase in mid-2014.

    "As a leader in Ultra HD, we are leveraging our 4K TV expertise to deliver a display capable of four times the resolution of Full HD to provide smoother images with astounding details," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and engineering, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We have applied years of experience and engineering resources to bring Ultra HD 4K technology into our premium laptops for consumers and businesses so they can usher in the next generation of content creation and consumption."

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    The 15.6-inch diagonal displays of the Tecra W50 and Satellite P50t deliver native 3840 x 2160 resolution at 282 PPI. To further enhance the viewing experience, the displays are also color calibrated with accurate color gamut and feature wide viewing angles.

    Tecra W50
    A portable powerhouse built for the most intensive visual and engineering tasks, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation features a 15.6-inch diagonal Ultra HD 4K display, plus unsurpassed durability and one of the thinnest, lightest designs in its class at less than six pounds. The Tecra W50 features high-precision performance for today's most demanding tasks - including SolidWorks and AutoCAD - with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel Core processing technology.

    "The Toshiba Tecra W50 mobile workstation, with the Kepler-based NVIDIA Quadro K2100M GPU and 2 GB of dedicated video memory, delivers uncompromised performance and rich visual experiences for graphics-heavy applications that creative professionals demand," said Shawn Worsell, product line manager for the Quadro Professional Solutions Business at NVIDIA. "With the addition of an integrated 4K display, this is an ideal machine for designers, engineers and digital content professionals looking to be productive, and stylish, anywhere."

    Satellite P50t
    Packed with premium features and sophisticated styling, the Satellite P50t is designed to kick mobile entertainment into high gear with a responsive touchscreen display and a powerful 4th generation Intel Core processor. Available with a 15.6-inch diagonal Ultra HD 4K display with edge-to-edge glass that provides unprecedented color, clarity and contrast.

    Availability
    The Tecra W50 and Satellite P50t with 4K displays will be available in mid-2014.
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    Oh God and the mass 4K begins... My wife will be on my ass about getting a new TV by the end of this year.
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    Now that Toshiba, a PC manufacturer, is creating 4K displays people should stop saying the Retina Display is useless at 15 inches.
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    We have waited so long for higher resolution screens. But we seem to have jumped 2 steps at once, completely missing out 1440y and 1600y in the mainstream markets. I'd like a 1440y and 1600y in a 12-13". 4K is great, but 15-16" isnt really a laptop anymore, but a transportable.
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    Consider that a blessing.
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    Good luck running your 3rd party and Java/Flash based apps on that monitor size. ;)
    Cheers.
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    Sure, I can see the practical benefit of having a laptop that can output a UHD signal to a much larger external UHD display, but what benefit to the user does a UHD 15.6" display offer over a 15.6" Full HD display?
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    There were monitors higher than FHD as far back as the early 2000s (1920x1200, anyone)? And the Apple Retina displays on the Macbook Pro models. You get sharper text and can work with larger image files fullscreen.
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    An unbiased test is in order. Say, a group of people with excellent eyesight to each pick out the UHD 15.6" laptops from the FHD ones. The laptops would of course be identical in every other respect. My skepticism will vanish if they succeed.
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    I'm sure 2560 compared to 1920 is easily noticeable on 15.6", but 4k vs 2560? I doubt it. 4k to 1920 should be easy unless you're blind.
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