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4K display touting Toshiba Satellite P55t gets priced, launching later this month

Toshiba Satellite P55t

Toshiba announced a new Windows laptop with a 4K display back at CES 2014 – the P55t – but today we've now got confirmation that the product will be launching later this month. The cost? $1,499. If you're wanting a device that matches the likes of 4K televisions (3340 x 2160), this new 15-inch laptop is certainly worth looking at.

To quickly remind you as to what's included, the P55t sports an Intel Core i7 chip as well as on-board Nvidia graphics, perfect for rocking out with 4K media. We're interested to see how consumers react to 4K products, notably laptops. The 4K resolution will surely make you squint in desktop mode, but Windows 8 and its native app experience is when this becomes nothing short of awesome.

Question is: will you be picking one up?

Source: CNET

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4K display touting Toshiba Satellite P55t gets priced, launching later this month

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Agreed. And the legacy desktop handles high resolutions horrendously. 4k with traditional desktop applications? The horror....

I have to current P55t with 1080P and Microsoft on Office 365 Web apps doesn't show in 1080P, but movies and compatible apps looks great.

Indeed. Programs that make proper use of it look amazing, and look great on my SP2. The problem is simply not many programs take advantage of the high density display options, and they end up being way too small to be legible, or look very distorted and ugly. :/

I would buy it. I can easily see pixels in 1080p after watching a 4K rez. :D I also like all the things to be extremely small. On my 1080p laptop I have everything set to small, even changed the toolbars size, fonts, text.

Why? Most movies max out at 1080p right now. So in this case, movies won't look that good because they'll have to be up converted.

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This is all overkill. And we are already talking of ultra-HD smartphones. This is all madness. My 15" HP touchsmart laptop is only 1366*768 and I do just fine. And we don't have that much 4K media out there for consumers

Lot of TV stations are just now starting to broadcast in 1080p, I say let them come. This way, the huge 1080p TV's take a price hit.

4k seems beyond what we can see on a 15" screen, but it amazes me that anyone can be happy on a screen that's only 768 pixels tall. You can't fit anything on the screen. Even The ribbon bar in Office fills too much of the screen to be usable at that low of a resolution. For me, 1920x1080 is the minimum resolution I find functional on a computer, and I find it noticeably too low on any size above about 10-11". If I can't fit at least a full page of text in Word on the screen vertically, I feel like I can't work efficiently.