Psst, there’s already a 4k laptop up and running, and it’s going to be available as soon as next week. Pass it on.
The Toshiba P55t manages the feat, thanks to a 3840 x 2160 15.6” TruBrite touchscreen IPS display. That makes the P55t the first 4k laptop on the market, though by no means will it be the last. It’s also the first laptop to receive Technicolor Color certification.
Of course, that incredible display (282 ppi!) needs proper hardware to back it up. Toshiba’s checked that off their list, thanks to a Haswell Intel core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDRL3 RAM, and an AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics card with 2 GB of GDRR memory. That’s hard to beat on a laptop – it’s hard to argue that the P55t isn’t automatically the definitive high-end laptop for media consumers (not necessarily producers) right now.
You’ll also get a 1 TB hard drive, an SD card slot, four USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI out port, in case you want to get things onto an even bigger 4k screen. The very latest in wireless technology, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, is on board, as is a Blu-ray rewritable drive and Harmon Kardon speakers backed by DTS audio processing. Software is usually an afterthought, but the inclusion of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is a nice bonus.
The Toshiba P55t looks great too, with a brushed metal finish and edge-to-edge glass on the display. Best of all, the price isn’t too bad for a laptop with extremely good specs. The P55t will drop on April 22 for $1,500.