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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  • Drumsticks - Monday, January 06, 2014 - link

    Also... you'd need like 8k. 8K... on a 15.6" laptop to get 550ppi.

    That is absurd, if you hadn't noticed.
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  • dishayu - Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - link

    As much as I agree with you, I think we would have said the same about 1080p or QHD on 15 inch laptops back in 2008. So, I think there's a good chance it will happen in the future, however absurd it may be. Reply
  • Veedrac - Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - link

    Says somebody who obviously either doesn't have good eyes or hasn't used one.

    I'm on 3200x1800 on a 15" screen and could *just about* do with a tiny resolution boost for smoothing out the lines on a few pieces of very small text. Furthermore, I still need AA and expect I'd need to wait for 8k before I don't, if such a thing is possible.

    You might mock this but it's true. 1080p is good, but for people with good eyes you shouldn't mock it until you've tried it.
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  • GreenThumb - Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - link

    Seconded. Reply
  • inperfectdarkness - Thursday, February 06, 2014 - link

    That's great.

    Now why isn't Toshiba offering a GTX 780M with it? It's like they WANT me to buy an MSI.
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