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Toshiba unveils Technicolor Certified Satellite P55t 4K laptop

by Mark Tyson on 16 April 2014, 15:13

Tags: Toshiba (TYO:6502), PC, Windows 8

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Toshiba has announced a new 4K screen-packing laptop which will be sold as part of its Satellite range. The Toshiba Satellite P55t will be equipped with a 15.6in display and will be the world’s first to earn Technicolor Colour Certification. The sharp, colour-accurate 3,840 x 2,160-pixel IPS screen, combined with powerful components, means Toshiba expect this machine to appeal to both visual creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts.

"Creative professionals are embracing 4K Ultra HD as it enables a whole new level of media creation that draws viewers in with amazing detail and clarity," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. Pinto went on to suggest that until this time such a combination of performance in a mobile system was impossible to create.

Toshiba says that each and every Satellite P55t screen is "individually calibrated by Chroma Tune and is Technicolor Certified during production to realize natural colour expression with an accurate colour gamut to ensure true-to-life imagery". This process means that both content creators and content consumers should benefit from great colour accuracy and consistency. Manuele Wahl, senior vice president, Licensing at Technicolor explained: "We applied the same rigor of testing and calibration used on major motion pictures to ensure not only that photographers and videographers now see what they shot in perfect colour, but consumers can also experience 4K film and videos as Hollywood directors intended."

Including the standout screen Toshiba graces the Satellite P55t 4K laptop with the following hardware:

  • CPU: 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 M265X with 2GB GDRR5 video memory
  • RAM: up to 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L memory
  • Screen: 3840 x 2160 resolution with 282 PPI (pixels per inch) IPS, Technicolor Certified, edge-to-edge LCD glass
  • Storage: 1TB hard drive with a 3D impact sensor, UHS-II SD card slot, built-in Blu-ray Disc Re-writable drive
  • Ports/connectivity: four USB 3.0 ports, ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, HDMI port capable of 4K output
  • Audio: Harman Kardon stereo speakers, 'Sleep & Music' feature
  • Other specs: LED backlit keyboard, brushed aluminium finish

Toshiba America is making Satellite P55t 4K laptop available from 22nd April with pricing from $1,499.99. By that time it will have hopefully rustled up a full specs page including such things as dimensions, weight and battery life.

Toshiba also launched three new all-purpose performance laptops yesterday; the ultra-slim 15.6in Satellite S55, the desktop replacement, 17.3in Satellite S75 and the highly-mobile 14in Satellite E45. You can read more about those laptops, to be launched on 22nd June, with prices from $649.99, here.



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I rage a little when I see "4k Ultra HD", 4k and Ultra HD are two different formats.
The screen on this laptop is Ultra HD, not 4k, Tosh should know better, however the marketing bods probably don't care.

4k = 4096x2160

UHD = 3840x2160
4K is more catchy though, catchy sells and its the television manufacturers driving the move to UHD/4K. The lines are all very blurry for it still.
Biscuit
4K is more catchy though, catchy sells and its the television manufacturers driving the move to UHD/4K. The lines are all very blurry for it still.


I agree that it's more catchy but the lines really aren't blurry at all. DCI 4K is a standard that applies to cinemas and requires massive processing because we use 8 bits normally not 12 in consumer stuff. Cinemas advertised that their films were 4K and they were right to do so, and people learnt that 4K means shiny shiny, more detail.

The problem started when TV marketers were advertising higher resolution TVs and used the fact that people already have a vague idea that 4K is higher quality, instead of using the standards they themselves created earlier (HD, FHD). Blame the marketers, get them to be consistent. Consumers shouldn't know about movie production standards (2K was a thing while we were dealing with FHD, did anyone even know about it?) and TV marketers should stick to HD, FHD, and UHD.
It's annoying enough when tech sites that should know better label UHD as 4K, but it's even worse when they drink the marketing coolaid and parrot made-up labels like '2.5k' or '3k' that have utterly no meaning outside of marketing departments.
CampGareth
I agree that it's more catchy but the lines really aren't blurry at all. DCI 4K is a standard that applies to cinemas and requires massive processing because we use 8 bits normally not 12 in consumer stuff. Cinemas advertised that their films were 4K and they were right to do so, and people learnt that 4K means shiny shiny, more detail.

The problem started when TV marketers were advertising higher resolution TVs and used the fact that people already have a vague idea that 4K is higher quality, instead of using the standards they themselves created earlier (HD, FHD). Blame the marketers, get them to be consistent. Consumers shouldn't know about movie production standards (2K was a thing while we were dealing with FHD, did anyone even know about it?) and TV marketers should stick to HD, FHD, and UHD.

I work in broadcast so i understand the standards, but even ourselves, the manufacturers for broadcast infrastructure, systems integrators, production houses etc etc.... all refer to it as 4k regardless of the required elements.

I just don't think its worth getting annoyed about.