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Satellite P55t notebook will start at under $1500

Toshiba has announced a new 15.6” notebook that supports 4K resolution (3840 x 2160). Satellite P55t’s display has 282 pixels per inch (PPI) and of course uses IPS technology for wide viewing angles.
 
Toshiba also claims that the Satellite P55t features the world’s first Technicolor Color Certified laptop display. “Our color certification team worked closely with the engineering team at Toshiba to ensure the highest levels of color calibration on this laptop’s display,” said Manuele Wahl, senior vice president, Licensing at Technicolor.

 
“We applied the same rigor of testing and calibration used on major motion pictures to ensure not only that photographers and videographers now see what they shot in perfect color, but consumers can also experience 4K film and videos as Hollywood directors intended.”
 
The notebook also uses a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, can be fitted with up to 16GB of RAM and incorporates AMD Radeon R9 M256X graphics. Up to 1TB of storage space can be configured. Other features include four USB 3.0 ports, a memory card reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an available Blu-ray burner drive, integrated Harmon Kardon speakers, and an LED backlit keyboard.
 
Toshiba will ship the P55t notebook on April 22 starting at $1499.99.

Source: Toshiba



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Its a great screen but...
By Nortel on 4/15/2014 11:36:45 AM , Rating: 2
"Up to 1TB HDD can be configured"?

An uncompressed 4k version of the trailer for The Amazing Spiderman takes up 500GB. A compressed 4k video weighs in at around 160GB. It's hard to see the benefits of having a '4k' screen if the drive capacity is so low.




RE: Its a great screen but...
By wordsworm on 4/15/2014 11:43:43 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah, but it will be great for editing photographs. Pretty cheap laptop for high resolution photo editing gives it a definite edge if graphic design is your thing. I don't know why it's taken so long for mobile phone screen quality to be used on laptops and monitors.

As far as external storage is concerned, I don't see it as a big problem. I use Netflix for my TV. If I wanted something better than that I'd probably consider central storage on a wifi network.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By Vertigo2000 on 4/15/2014 12:35:09 PM , Rating: 3
Engadget reports the 1 TB HDD is only 5400 rpm. Yeech.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By BRB29 on 4/15/2014 2:20:32 PM , Rating: 2
For $1500, it should come with SSD.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By bug77 on 4/16/2014 6:49:52 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Yeah, but it will be great for editing photographs.


Except that you can't calibrate a laptop screen properly, because they all lack RGB controls. It's not going to be unusable, far from that, but it's definitely not going to please pros.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By wordsworm on 4/15/2014 11:43:59 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, but it will be great for editing photographs. Pretty cheap laptop for high resolution photo editing gives it a definite edge if graphic design is your thing. I don't know why it's taken so long for mobile phone screen quality to be used on laptops and monitors.

As far as external storage is concerned, I don't see it as a big problem. I use Netflix for my TV. If I wanted something better than that I'd probably consider central storage on a wifi network.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By amanojaku on 4/15/2014 11:56:25 AM , Rating: 2
One day laptop drives will finally make it over 1.5TB, and then you'll be able to store 4K videos internally. Until then, you'll have to make do with USB drives, network storage, and lower resolution video. Not uncommon when it comes to mobile storage.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By Mitch101 on 4/15/2014 11:59:10 AM , Rating: 2
Blu-Ray BDXL drives can do 100GB on BD-R(Triple Layer), and 128GB on BD-R(Quad Layer) and H265 compression can get 4K movies down to 80-90gig. Sony and I believe its Panasonic are talking about doing a new type of 300gig disc for late 2015.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By bug77 on 4/15/2014 12:00:37 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think a laptop is expected to handle uncompressed 4k content. At least not for a while. At the same time, I highly doubt compressed video is only 3 times smaller than uncompressed.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By protomech on 4/15/2014 12:41:53 PM , Rating: 2
3840x2160 30 bits per pixel 60 Hz is ~1800 MB/s. Barring Thunderbolt 2, I don't think any storage device accessible for a laptop will be working with uncompressed 4K.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By BRB29 on 4/15/2014 2:17:07 PM , Rating: 1
Are you nuts? Why would you do uncompressed 4k on a laptop. Even if you have top spec Macbook Pro, it's still not a good idea. Stick with a workstation.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By okashira on 4/15/2014 1:32:03 PM , Rating: 2
That's silly. 4K video encoded with x264 at 40mbit looks GREAT. That's 300 MB for a 1 minute trailer. Your numbers are totally off. Lossy video compression is insanely efficient, and 4K can be streamed via wifi.


RE: Its a great screen but...
By atechfan on 4/15/2014 2:02:12 PM , Rating: 2
People do more with their laptops than watch pirated movies.


Put it in a work station
By godlyatheist on 4/15/2014 11:42:45 PM , Rating: 2
Put that 4K screen in a workstation, make it no so butt ugly like all the other Toshiba and I will buy it. 4K is way nicer than qHD because it scales a lot better (4x 1080p)




Hmmmm...
By ballist1x on 4/16/2014 5:03:15 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
“We applied the same rigor of testing and calibration used on major motion pictures to ensure not only that photographers and videographers now see what they shot in perfect color, but consumers can also experience 4K film and videos as Hollywood directors intended.”


Soo..Hollywood intended you to see it at 15.6"? Bahaha...Maybe they did.




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