Today, Toshiba has announced a bunch of new laptops that span a range of prices and performance including one that has a super high resolution 4k Ultra HD display. This range of new laptops from Toshiba give people some excellent new choices for looking at laptops for Back-to-School.
New Satellite P55t with 4K Ultra HD display:
The new Satellite P55t is designed for the creative professionals who are embracing 4K Ultra HD. Not just viewing content in 4K Ultra HD, but also creating it. I’ll start with this laptops impressive 15.6-inch display: It has four times as many pixels as a Full HD screen at whopping native 3840 x 2160 screen resolution with 282 PPI (pixels per inch). It also IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Yeah, the screen is perfect for photographers, cinematographers and graphic designers.
I mentioned this laptop is not only great at viewing super high-resolution 4K Ultra HD content – but also built to create 4K Ultra HD content. It comes with a powerful 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor, up to 16GB (1600MHz DDR3L) memory and AMD Radeon R9 M265X discrete graphics with 2GB GDRR5 video memory. The Satellite P55t also comes with 1TB of storage – perfect for storing loads of HD content. It also has a 3D impact sensor, four USB 3.0 ports , a UHS-II SD card slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an HDMI port capable of 4K output and an optional rewritable Blue-ray disc drive. Oh and it looks nice too with a modern and sleek design featuring edge-to-edge LCD glass, a frameless LED-backlit keyboard, a nice sized trackpad and a cool brushed aluminum finish.
The new Satellite P55t 4K Ultra HD will be available starting at $1,499.99 (U.S.) on April 22nd, 2014 direct from Toshiba.
New Satellite C and L Series laptops:
The new Satellite L Series laptops are affordable “everyday” laptops designed to accommodate a wide range of tasks – both work and play. The Satellite L Series will have two models: the 15.6-inch Satellite L55 and 17.3-inch Satellite L75. Configurations for the Satellite L Series laptops include processors from Intel and AMD, up to 12GB of memory, an optional DVD drive, 802.11n or 802.11ac for Wi-Fi, and storage options that range from 500GB to 1TB. They are also equipped with a HDMI port and a USB 3.0 port (with USB Sleep & Charge technology) and come with Toshiba’s new TruType keyboard. These laptops also have some pretty good audio with speakers tuned to Skullcandy audio specs.
The new Satellite C Series laptops focus on value and reliability for budget-conscious consumers and families and come in two models: the 15.6-inch Satellite C55 or the 17.3-inch Satellite C75. They come in a textured matte black finish. Configurations for the Satellite C Series laptops include processors from Intel and AMD, storage capacities up to 1TB, a built-in DVD drive and 10-point multi-touch displays. They also have an HDMI port, USB 3.0 ports, and a SDXC card slot
The new Satellite L Series will be available starting at $399.99 (U.S.) on June 22, 2014 at major retailers and Toshiba. The new Satellite C Series will be available starting at $329.99 (U.S.) on June 22, 2014 at major retailers and direct from Toshiba.
New Satellite S Series and E Series laptops:
The new Satellite S Series laptop comes in a stylish brushed aluminum and a thinner design. The 15.6-inch Satellite S55 is up to 29 percent thinner than the previous generation model and is only 4.6 pounds. The 17.3-inch Satellite S75 is pretty much a desktop replacement as it comes with a big screen giving you more screen real estate to do all the things you want to do. It also comes with a built in rewritable Blue-ray disc drive. The Satellite S75 is great for watching movies but also making movies too! And the Satellite E45 also comes packing an ultra-thin design measuring only 0.8 inch thick and weighing 4.6 pounds for decent portability. The Satellite S55 and E45 feature Toshiba’s new TruType keyboard that is contoured with raised keys (and optional LED backlighting). The Satellite S55 and E45 can also be configured with an HD (1366 x 768) or Full HD (1920 x 1080) display (the Satellite S55t and E45t models can be configured with a 10-point touchscreen – “t” for “touch”, right?). The Satellite S75 can be configured with an HD+ (1600 x 900) or Full HD display.
On the inside, the Satellite S Series and E Series can be configured with powerful 4th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 dual-core processors, up to 16GB (DDR3L 1600MHz) memory and up to 1TB of storage. Additionally, the Satellite S55 also supports the AMD A10 APU and the Satellite S55 and S75 can be configured with optional AMD Radeon M7 M260 discrete graphics that has 2GB of video memory. In short, the new Satellite S Series and E Series are sleek with amazing performance.
These laptops also come with full array of like an HDMI port capable of 4K output (certain models) and dual USB 3.0 ports (one that has USB Sleep & Charge technology for charging things like your phone when the laptop is powered down). Select Satellite S Series laptops also include 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The new Satellite S Series will be available starting at $698.99 (U.S.) on June 22nd, 2014 at major retailers and direct from Toshiba. The new Satellite E Series will be available starting at $649.99 (U.S.) also on June 22nd, 2014 exclusively at Best Buy and BestBuy.com.
Here's hoping the next version of Windows does a good job of going through all of the Desktop and making sure everything works well with High DPI displays (the way the Visual Studio team did for its recent update). From File Explorer, to Windows Photo Viewer, to Windows Media Player, to all the control panel applets, dialog boxes, etc.