Toshiba Announces Several New Upcoming 4K Notebooks

by on July 7, 2014

by Stephan Jukic – June 30th, 2014

4K Ultra HD technology keeps creeping into newer, smaller display media. While at first designed for and released in large flat screen TVs and projectors even earlier than that, it soon after entered the PC display market and will even be soon appearing in tablets.

Thus, it seems only natural that a company like Toshiba, who was one of the first manufacturers to enter the resolution war with its Kirabook, should now be affirming its commitment to release two new 4K notebooks. They are the Tecra W50 and Satellite P50t

Both have a 15.5 inch screen size and the Tecra will feature a 4th generation Core i7 quad processor. Storage options for the Tecra will range from a 256 GB SSD drive to a one terabyte mechanical HD that has a built in motion stopping sensor in case of major jolts to the notebook.

RAM options on the Tecra also range from a modest 8GB to a maximum of 32GB and the machine comes with an optical drive for either DVD or Blu-ray. Rounding things out, the connectivity options on the Tecra include 4 USB ports, HDMI, Gigabit LAN and Bluetooth 4.0.

Oddly though, WiFi is missing. The Tecra is retailing for $1,938.

The Satellite on the other hand, has only a dual core processor instead of a quad and a standard RAM of 8 GB, which can be maxed out to only 16GB.

The Satellite’s HD is purely mechanical and max out at 750GB. However, the Satellite weighs 1 pound less than the Tecra and has a width of only 1 inch. Connectivity options for the Satellite are the same as those of the Tecra but it won’t include a Blu-ray drive option. The Satellite retails for $1,650.

And finally, both the Tecra and Satellite feature 3,840 X 2,160 pixel 4K resolution that, given their relatively small screen size of 15.6” inches will look absolutely stunning on the machines in terms of image clarity. Thanks to their powerful processors, they should be able to render even fast paced action effectively.

The interesting thing about both of these laptops as well as others that will be certainly coming out soon is that due to their relatively tiny screen size, they will create an image clarity that should be utterly unsurpassed by anything seen so far. Even the extraordinarily clear resolution of Apple’s famous retina display gives viewers just over 5 million pixels of display clarity. 4K in these Toshiba laptops surpasses this by more than 3 million with its total count of 8,924,400 pixels.

Given their screen size of only 15.6” inches, the nearly 9 million pixels will create visuals whose clarity is basically indistinguishable from reality as viewed by the eyes.

While there are still some difficulties with operating system and software rendering on 4K computer screens, the advent of the technology in even laptops will be a major benefit for gamers and professionals in graphic design related fields.

Now that Toshiba is pushing forward the resolution amping game with its laptops, we can soon expect numerous competitors to do the same thing.

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