Toshiba on Tuesday officially announced the pricing and release date for its first 4K resolution laptop, the P55t, which originally made its debut during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. While it’s still relatively expensive, the P55t actually isn’t obscenely priced considering the technology that it packs.
The 4K resolution laptop features an edge-to-edge glass 15.6-inch Ultra HD TruBrite touchscreen display with a 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution, AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics, a 1TB hard drive, Harman Kardon speakers, a full version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, an LED-backlit keyboard, HDMI-out, an optional Blu-ray drive, a fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of RAM.
Pricing for the P55t starts at $1,499.99 and, as for the release date, Toshiba said the 4K resolution notebook will be available for purchase on April 22. That seems like a pretty solid price, and an April release date is certainly tempting, but keep in mind that there still isn’t a whole bunch of 4K resolution content out there. While you’ll find some broadcasters are providing 4K content on YouTube, it’s still not widely used by publishers. That will change later this year as Amazon begins releasing its original TV shows in 4K, however.
The P55t will first be available on Toshiba’s website, but we imagine the release date will coincide with launches at retail locations, too.