Toshiba Intros First Ultra HD 4K Laptops

This week during CES 2014, Toshiba introduced what it deems as the world's first laptops featuring Ultra HD 4K displays: the Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t. Toshiba indicates that the former is ideal for engineers and 3D designers, while the latter will be great for 4K movie enthusiasts and professional photographers.

"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," reads the company's press release.

Unfortunately, Toshiba isn't coughing up a list of specs just yet, as both products aren't due to arrive until mid-2014. However, Microsoft provides some insight, reporting that the Tecra W50 will pack a fourth-generation Intel Core "Haswell" processor, and a Nvidia Quadro K2100M GPU with 2 GB of dedicated memory. This model is also bulkier than the Satellite P50t, weighing less than six pounds.

The more consumer friendly Satellite P50t, according to Toshiba, will be packed with premium features and "sophisticated" styling. The company reveals even less about this model, only reporting that it will have an Intel Core "Haswell" processor and support for touch-based input. This laptop was designed to "kick mobile entertainment into high gear."

"The 4K Ultra-HD screen that's available with the Satellite P50t will also feature edge-to-edge glass with amazing color, clarity, and contrast," says Microsoft's Gavin Gear.

Toshiba is likely showcasing these two laptops on the CES 2014 show floor this week. We expect to see more hardware details pop up towards the launch window.

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  • MrBreakyourFace
    Because we have been stuck at 1080p on laptops for years ? Also, surprised more laptops (especially gaming ones) haven't included 1440p displays
  • Innocent_Bystander
    Now if Microsoft would only fix their horrible DPI scaling or made their UI scale as vector graphics these screens would actually start making sense... until then, your best bet for a 15" screen (if you also want to be able to read it without eye strain) is 1600x900.IB