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#1 Hum

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 16:53

The Satellite P55t isn’t just Toshiba’s first laptop with a super high-res 4K screen. It’s a direct competitor to Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Available in April for $1,499, the 15-inch panel on Toshiba’s machine sports a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels, higher than the MacBook’s 2880 × 1800.

This premium Satellite is designed for photographers and video editors looking for a mobile platform with a crystal-clear screen. The display uses IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology, which allows for clearer and brighter images.

This same technology is used in the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display and the upcoming Dell XPS 15. The panel also consumes less energy than traditional TFT displays.

The Satellite P55t’s display is the first Technicolor-certified platform, meaning it passed a number of requirements for color accuracy. As a plus for photo editors, a ChromaTune utility lets you switch up the P55t’s color profiles on the fly. Toshiba is also including a copy of Adobe Lightroom.

Backing up all that 4K goodness is an Intel Core i7 processor, discrete AMD R9 265X graphics, a 1 TB hard drive, and a Blu-ray drive. Those are pretty beefy specs for a system that costs $500 less than the 15-inch MacBook Pro, though Apple’s machine rocks a blazing SSD.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 16:59

God technology is flying. Now I need an 11in notebook with a 4k screen and ill be good.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 17:19

Being that Toshiba is one of the worst, if not the worst, laptop manufacturers, I wouldn't touch this thing.

 

Like the rest of their Satellite line, the specs will sound good on paper, but actual performance and quality is subpar.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 18:05

Being that Toshiba is one of the worst, if not the worst, laptop manufacturers, I wouldn't touch this thing.

 

Like the rest of their Satellite line, the specs will sound good on paper, but actual performance and quality is subpar.

 

Admittedly it has been a very long time since I owned one, my experience with Toshiba machines was far more positive.

 

The problem I see with this machine is the 1TB spinning platter disc.  They could have at least put an SSD in it like the rMBP.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 18:07

That's the challenger?



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:11

Maybe on specs it is a challenger but it sure isn't in the looks department.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:24

God technology is flying. Now I need an 11in notebook with a 4k screen and ill be good.

These resolutions should have happened a couple years after LCD's became mainstream.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:26

Still looks like any Toshiba in the supermarket price range though



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:33

Sorry, I could have sworn I saw it sported a 4K display in the title but the specs say a 3.8K screen.

3.8K is NOT 4K, this laptop is nothing short of a joke.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:49

Sorry, I could have sworn I saw it sported a 4K display in the title but the specs say a 3.8K screen.
3.8K is NOT 4K, this laptop is nothing short of a joke.


UHD is a resolution of 3840 pixels × 2160 lines (8.3 megapixels, aspect ratio 16:9) and is one of the two resolutions of ultra high definition television targeted towards consumer television, the other being FUHD (Full Ultra HD) which is 7680 pixels × 4320 lines (33.2 megapixels). 4K UHD has twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p HDTV format, with four times as many pixels overall.[1][5]

It is UHD which I believe is still considered 4K.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:49



Sorry, I could have sworn I saw it sported a 4K display in the title but the specs say a 3.8K screen.

3.8K is NOT 4K, this laptop is nothing short of a joke.

There's two versions of 4K..  DCI and UHD.  3840x2160 is most certainly one of the two 4K resolutions, used typically for TV's and such to keep the same aspect ratio of 16:9.  DCI's a bit wider at 17:9.

Edit: Posted at the same time above, oops.