Toshiba Satellite P55t Wields a 4K Ultra HD Display, Technicolor Certification

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bruttium

Yeah, it needs a SSD option.

How does this stack up against this year's Dell XPS 15? That has a fairly good screen, right? No optical drive in that one, and it can ship with a SSD. But the price is higher.

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Vano

Wow 15.6" with 4k, you'll need a microscope to be able read at that density...
Although W8 comes with updated version of display scaling, it still doesn't work as well as on mobile devices (ehm android), especially on skinned programs.

Anyhow, I'm so glad that the ridiculous everyone-stuck-on-1080p era is finally getting some movement.

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vrmlbasic

Will this have the HDMI version that can handle 4K output @> 30 Hz?

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jason2393

Here's why I bought my latest laptop: Full HD screen, good CPU and GPU for moderate gaming, and ease in upgrading the HDD and RAM (and even the CPU!).

I would love to have a 4k laptop, but I am unconvinced that the mobile muscle is capable of backing the display's promise, unless the display looks really sharp when gaming at 1080p.

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Innomasta

I don't understand why MFG's are still using those awful touchpads. One of the few areas in computing where things have DECLINED over the years.

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jason2393

I'm pretty lenient when it comes to touchpads, and can make do with pretty bad equipment, but on my latest laptop, certain key combinations render the touchpad inoperable, meaning I have to choose between keyboard and mouse during gaming. Imagine how well that works. [SPOILER: It doesn't]

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vrmlbasic

You _want_ to game with a touchpad?!

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jason2393

I don't want to be unable to game just because I forgot to pack my mouse along with my laptop, which -includes- a built-in mouse. I've beaten CoD 4 and Portal using only a touchpad.

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Innomasta

@Jason2393. Are you using an HP? I won one in a contest and the touchpad would lock when keys were being pressed. I can see why they did it but for gaming it's frustrating. I disabled it in the touchpad settings in control panel. Maybe yours has a similar function?

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jason2393

My current machine is a Lenovo Z710, which has a poor keyboard and mouse, but none of the mouse options take about disabling on key presses (it talks about a palm-tracking feature that likely tackles the issue from a different angle). The thing is, it's only certain key combos that trigger the mouse to lock, much like a cheap keyboard won't accept additional keys when you press certain ones.

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edchombeau

Dumb without an SSD; anyone can have tons of external storage or the cloud. Us homeowner types want speed . Yes have a 17" with just 128 SSD, with NO CD drive and I might be interested--- make it an ultrabook.

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gordonung

Very good question. Believe me, I asked that about four times of Toshiba. I'm going to hope there is an mSATA or M.2 slot inside.

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edchombeau

Why no SSD????an option???

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gordonung

Nope. Not an option. Yet. I'm hoping they see the feedback.