If you are an Apple (and iDevices) fan, you are probably happy with the tech specs of the MacBook Pro and its Retina Display, a laptop even Apple is proud of. But does the MacBook Pro have any challengers on the ever – expanding market of laptops? Starting with April, it seems it does, as Toshiba Satellite P55t laptop will be there to give it a run for its money. You might think that these days Toshiba could have nothing on Apple , although it came up with some worthy adversaries in the past. However, recent news give us the specs of this new contender and, from all we have gathered by now, it will fight a pretty powerful battle. If you paid attention to the CES 2014 announcements and reveals, you surely remember that the next big thing in laptops is the 4k resolution, a holy grail claimed to bless us in the immediate future. The bets were placed on Lenovo and the IdeaPad Y50, but it is Toshiba Satellite P55t which will bring the better – than – HD 4k display to you starting with April 22.
According to the specialists who got their hands on the amazing laptop, Toshiba Satellite P55t sports the following specs:
- quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
- up to 16GB RAM
- AMD Radeon R9 M265X discrete graphics card with 2GB RAM
- 1TB hard drive
- Windows 8.1 OS
- four USB 3.0 ports
- backlit keyboard
- SD card slot
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- HDMI out
- Harman Kardon speakers,
- a 3,840×2,160 native resolution and a panel certified by Technicolor, together with a Technicolor app which is included in the system in order to offer you the possibility to switch between warm, cool, Technicolor, and other screen color profiles.
Starting with 22 of April, you can get all these goodies at an average price of $1,500, with around $500 less than the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which, in all fairness, might change the game a bit when it comes to worldwide sales. With this in formation in mind, do you still care about Toshiba Satellite P55t looks? The guys form CNET aren’t very pleased with the overall design of the new comer, as they say
The laptop body itself was perfectly fine, but failed to stand out, with a generic-looking silver-grey aluminum body and black island-style keyboard. Some design touches feel ported over from the premium Kirabook line, such as the rounded corners of the chassis, and the similar rounded top corners on the large clickpad-style touch pad.
However, Toshiba deserves a round of applause for this challenger and we can’t wait to see with our own eyes what it is capable of.