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Toshiba launches first 4K Ultra HD laptop Satellite P55t to kill MacBook Pro


We’ve heard for some time that 4K Ultra HD technology would come to mobile devices, and Sony’s Xperia Z2 proves this to be true. At the same time, however, Apple’s 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has been the standard for laptops in high definition.

If Toshiba has anything to say about it, the company’s latest laptop looks to shake things up in the mobile PC industry. The company has just announced the arrival of its first 4K Ultra HD laptop, called the Satellite P55t, in the UK and US. Toshiba’s new 4K Ultra HD is the first of its kind in a laptop, surpassing the Retina MacBook Pro experience, and sports a whopping 282ppi (3,840 x 2,160 screen resolution), as opposed to the 220ppi is found in the Retina MacBook Pro. Alongside of its 4K Ultra HD display, the Satellite P55t is the first laptop in world history to sport Technicolor certification. Technicolor certification is awarded to the devices that mimic accurate and vivid color representation that reflects true-to-life colors.

There are other surprises, as well. Of course, Toshiba’s new Satellite P55t will sport Windows 8.1, but it also showcases an SD card slot, four USB 3.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Harman Kardon speakers, HDMI out, and backlit keyboard. The Satellite P55t offers four USB 3.0 ports, twice as many as can be found on my current MacBook Pro model. The P55t does contain a 1TB HDD 5400 RPM storage option, but there is no way to upgrade the pre-installed storage. Depending on your needs, however, 1TB may be enough to do the job.

You get all of this tech goodness in a 15.6-inch, liquid crystal display with a brushed aluminum chassis, a 3D impact sensor that prevents damage and data loss, an Intel Haswell Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR3L RAM, AMD R9 M265X GPU, 2GB of GDDR5 video RAM, and a Blu-Ray disc writer. The added bonus? Adobe’s Lightroom photo editing software is included, a nice touch for photographers who can’t get enough of their eye-catching screen resolution.

If your mouth and eyes are watering, and your jaws are dropping for Toshiba’s new Satellite P55t, you’re in luck: Toshiba plans to start sales of its record-setting laptop next week, April 22nd, for $1,500. The Toshiba Satellite P55t was revealed at CES 2014, but Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, and Sharp have plans to release their own 4K Ultra HD resolution laptops in the coming weeks and months.

Are you ready for a 4K Ultra HD experience on your next laptop? Are you ready to see 4K Ultra HD come to tablets and smartphones, now that laptops are starting to include the technology? Let us know in the comments.

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