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Toshiba's 4K Laptop Gets US Price and Release Date

We saw a lot of 4K TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year; more than you could shake a stick at. But we also saw some 4K laptops, including one offering from Toshiba. Dubbed the Satellite P55t, Toshiba claimed the title of 'world's first Ultra HD 4K laptop' when it announced the notebook back in January. Unfortunately, the company wouldn't talk specs or release date beyond 'mid-2014.' We hadn't been expecting to see the P55t until May or June, but Toshiba today announced that the laptop is coming to the U.S. market this month. 

The P55t packs a 15.6-inch Ultra HD display with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution and a pixel density of 282 PPI. The laptop is powered by Intel's 4th gen quad-core Core i7 CPU coupled with AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and 16 GB of DDR3L RAM. There's also 1 TB of HDD storage on board as well as a Blu-ray drive, HDMI out, USB 3.0 x 4, Harman Kardon stereo speakers, SD/SDHC slot, WiDi, WiFi, Bluetooth 4, and Windows 8.1. The laptop will also come with a full version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. 

Pricing for this is $1,499, and it will be available at Toshiba.com/us next Tuesday, April 22.

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  • wemakeourfuture
    Garbage.

    Battery quality will be utter crap.
    It's dimensions and weight are from 3-4 years ago
    Standard HDD versus SSD and Flash memory!? Are you serious. Laptops are getting 400-1200 MB/s

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  • Shankovich
    Wow $1500 isn't that bad of a price for the specs. Just toss in a SSD if you like, but I mean the screen, the CPU, and the GPU...not bad at all.
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  • redgarl
    Can it play Crysis...?
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  • vern72
    Garbage.

    Battery quality will be utter crap.

    Yeah, the battery life is the only thing I'd worry about but the price isn't too outrageous.
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  • daswilhelm
    Wow $1500 isn't that bad of a price for the specs. Just toss in a SSD if you like, but I mean the screen, the CPU, and the GPU...not bad at all.

    considering that gpu won't be able to perform at 4k, this system seems like a waste of time/money.
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  • neon neophyte
    why on earth would you want 4k on a screen that small? i think it would cause more problems than it would be worth.
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  • LordConrad
    considering that gpu won't be able to perform at 4k, this system seems like a waste of time/money.

    It will probably work better then a retina MacBook on integrated graphics.
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  • cats_Paw
    That Laptop costs less than most 4k tvs...
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  • SteelCity1981
    a 4k screen that small is pure marketing gimmick. that and the fact that you couldn't even play a game with native 4k with that type of setup.
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  • jasonpwns
    a 4k screen that small is pure marketing gimmick. that and the fact that you couldn't even play a game with native 4k with that type of setup.

    Are you going to suggest 1920x1080 on a 15.6 inch screen is a marketing gimick too? The difference is noticable.
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