Leaps Ahead

After Apple's retina display (2880x1800) in MacBooks, we put to test the world's first 4k laptop with 3480 x 2160 resolution from Toshiba.
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Leaps Ahead
Toshiba Satellite P50T

Toshiba Satellite P50T
Rs 86,000
Specs: 15.6-inch display; IPS touch screen; 3480x2160 pixel resolution; Intel i7-4710HQ @ 2.5GHz; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD; AMD Radeon R9 M265x

Ultra HD, also known as 4k, is the new buzzword in the technology space. This technology is currently very elusive owing to the high price that the products command. And it isn't going to be the mainstream technology anytime soon. While the 4k TVs continue to be priced exorbitantly, Toshiba's Satellite P50t is the world's first Ultra HD laptop, priced at Rs 86,000.

This laptop packs in a 15.6-inch IPS display, which offers great colours, crisp text and wide viewing angles. The 4k resolution makes it look good even further.

Be it HD or 4k content, the video playback quality is superb. But its real application lies when you are editing multiple videos or photographs. You do not have to browse these videos or photographs and you have more space to view them on in a very high resolution. The only limitation at the moment is the lack of 4k content.

But the Satellite P50t successfully manages to make full HD content look good and better than the other laptops. For gamers, the laptop is ahead of its times as very limited, new games look good on this display. The older titles don't. Lastly, the HDMI port is 4k ready, which goes well with a 4k TV at home.

Looking very similar to the Satellite P50 launched last year, this new 4k laptop has a brushed metallic finish which is prone to scratches. The Toshiba logo is placed on the corner, gelling with the design. The keyboard is very smooth to type. However, it weights 2.35 kg, which makes it a bit too heavy.

Other than the 4k display, the laptop packs in an i7 processor, Harmon Kardon speakers, 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM. All in all, the P50t brings in a lot many features at this price.

Why we fell for it:

The Ultra HD display in the laptop, the industry's first, looks superb.

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