Another quick bit of news from CES: Toshiba is aiming to release two 4K (UHD, 3840x2160) 15.6" laptops in mid-2014.  The first is a workstation design based on the Tecra W50 which sports a Haswell mobile GPU and a 2GB NVIDIA K2100M, and the second is the Satellite P50t, a touch-screen design thinner than the Tecra W50 using either integrated graphics or a mid range mobile graphics solution.

The Tecra W50 edition (note Toshiba do a 1080p W50 as well) will be configurable up to the high end quad core models and support up to 32GB of memory.  Being a workstation class product, Toshiba puts this model under their Highlt Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) in order to ensure longevity.  The 'ultradurable' design incorporates a spill resistant, LED backlit keyboard with 10-key number bad, an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a fingerprint reader and optional SmartCard technology.  The chassis will also provide dual USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a media card redia, eSATA/USB combo, HDMI and VGA ports.  Gigabit LAN included as well.

Until Toshiba put out a formal press release, pricing is speculative at best.  Hopefully they will be on the Toshiba stand at CES for when we are able to have a look.  The 1080p version of the W50 starts at $2000 MSRP for reference.

Sources:  Microsoft, Toshiba 1080p W50 PR

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  • blanarahul - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Does it come with Android?? There is no way MS Windows can handle 194 PPI!
  • Ian Cutress - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    They're aiming for mid 2014, so there's still 4-6 months to sort it out :)
  • crimsondoor - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Not Windows, but 3rd party programs of Windows.
  • extide - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Looks like FINALLY 1080p is the new 768p, and 4k/UHD is the new 1080p. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
  • dylan522p - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Ehhhh, Under 1000 you still have mostly 768p laptops.
  • dac7nco - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    I can't imagine using this via windows. Blindness!
  • CSMR - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Gimmick. 1080p is perfectly good up to 17".
  • purerice - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    CSMR, I agree but there are plenty of people who don't know what they are talking about who say the 264ppi of the iPad is "not true retina" so there always will be a niche market. My desktop is the old 1050p standard and that looks good for a 20 inch display.
  • dylan522p - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Ya perfectly good but could be better. I was 450-500 PPI on my laptop before I am satisfied. 600-650 on my phone.
  • Drumsticks - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link


    Do you even know why you'd want those numbers?

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