Starting mid-2014, Toshiba will begin offering 4K Ultra HD resolution on select laptop models, the Satellite P50 / P55 and Tecra W50 / W55 in particular.
Pixel count on these world’s first 15.6-inch 4K notebooks will be 3840 x 2160 pixels, which translates to industry leading pixel density of 282 pixels-per-inch (PPI). This should result in incredibly sharp picture. Currently the highest resolution and highest PPI laptop displays are on a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus model and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro with QHD+ 3200 x 1800 resolution on their 13.3″ 276 PPI screens. Also, the HP Envy TouchSmart 14 optionally has the same resolution and 275 PPI on its 14″ display.
Regarding the Satellite P50 / P55 and Tecra W50 / W55, the first is a classic entertainment machine with aluminum body and optional touchscreen input. The 4K model will also have touchscreen capability. On the other side, the Tecra is a mobile workstation optimized for engineering, video editing, design, and other graphics intensive applications. Both laptops are based on the latest Intel Core “Haswell” processors, up to the quad-core i7.
Pricing is yet to be determined.
Update: Lenovo will also have a 4K laptop this summer. It’s the IdeaPad Y50.