Toshiba is unveiling a laptop with four times the visual sharpness of typical computer screens today. The Satellite P55t laptop has one of the first 4K UltraHD displays, or screens just as sharp as the newest flat-screen TVs.
The laptop can display four times as many pixels as a standard high-definition screen, and it signals a new era of visual fidelity for mobile computing.
The machine is the first to earn the Technicolor Color certification, product manager Tong Choi told VentureBeat in an interview. It is aimed at visual creative professionals, graphic designers, videographers, and multimedia enthusiasts.
“This is a world’s first for Toshiba, with crystal-clear definition,” Choi said. “The certification means that the colors are true and what you shoot with a high-end camera is what you get on the display. It gives you an accurate representation of what something really looks like.”
The laptop has a 15.6-inch diagonal UltraHD TruBrite touchscreen display with a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. It has 282 pixels per inch, and it is made with IPS technology, or the same screen tech used in iPhones. That allows for both higher resolutions and wider viewing angles. The laptop has a full version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 software.
The machine has a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, up to 16GB of 1600-megahertz DDR3L memory, and AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. It has a 1-terabyte drive, four USB 3.0 ports, a built-in Blu-ray Disc rewriteable drive, Harmon Kardon stereo speakers, and other features.
It also has an edge-to-edge liquid-crystal display glass and a brushed aluminum finish.
The P55t will be available on April 22 for $1,500.
In other news, Toshiba is also revamping its lineup of high-performance, mainstream, and budget laptops. Those models will ship in the coming weeks and will be part of the company’s back-to-school lineup. Most of the machines are up to 29 percent thinner than 2013 models.