More 4K: Toshiba announces two laptops with 15.6” UHD displays

by Felix Esser

posted Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM EST

This confirms it: 4K (or Ultra High Definition, if you prefer) was the single biggest trend at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. And we're not talking about TV sets, we're talking about the computer industry. First, we saw a whole bunch of 4K desktop monitors announced, and now come the world's first laptops with 4K displays, both made by Toshiba. The models in question are variants of the Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t.

Both devices share the same 15.6" UHD screen, but that of the Satellite is touch-enabled, whereas that of the Tecra lacks touch capability. It's powered by an Nvidia Quadro K2100M GPU with 2GB RAM, though, which should be able to provide the performance necessary for its super high resolution. (The Quadro K2100M sits in the middle of Passmark's high end GPU rankings, performance-wise.) Pixel density of the display is 282 ppi, which by far outdoes that of the 13" MacBook Pro Retina, with "just" 227 ppi, not that the difference would make a huge difference at regular viewing distances.

Unfortunately, detailed tech specs as well as pricing and availability have not yet been disclosed for either model. But judging from the current Tecra W50 and Satellite P50 series models, they should come with a choice of Core i5 and i7 processors and up to 32 GB of RAM -- which in all honesty should be enough for even the most demanding photographer or video editor on the go.

(via Red Shark News)