Toshiba Intros First Ultra HD 4K Laptops

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MrBreakyourFace

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Because we have been stuck at 1080p on laptops for years ? Also, surprised more laptops (especially gaming ones) haven't included 1440p displays
 
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Now if Microsoft would only fix their horrible DPI scaling or made their UI scale as vector graphics these screens would actually start making sense... until then, your best bet for a 15" screen (if you also want to be able to read it without eye strain) is 1600x900.IB
 

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all these mega high resolution displays on tiny screens where you cannot even see the UI elements.
And why the lack of desktop monitors that do these high resolutions of cheap and in smaller sizes?
 

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High resolutions on a small size screen will not work, the text is way too small. I've tried it before with on a MBP Retina 13" running Win7 with a native resolution of 2560x1600, it needs a high power magnifier just to be able read it.
 

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it is unfortunate that hardware manufacturers had to do this before proper DPI is implimented. windows 8.1 itself is fine, that is if you ONLY use micrososft hardware (and if you do, I recommend you get a macbook pro). until things like adobe scale properly... a 4k monitor destroys productivity on a laptop
 

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I would prefer a 40" 4K monitor with 100% Adobe RGB etc. I got the 30" and find the 1600p good enough for that size. Super high res work better for tablets and phones where u have your eyes within inches of it where that might make some sense. Laptop/desktop you are often 2+ feet from screen so this 4K small screen is useless.
 

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The high resolution monitors beyond 1080p are a great big rip off right now. Hopefully the new 4K TVs will drive down the price of monitors as well.
 

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Once the scaling issue get worked out, this is still a pretty big deal. I encourage anyone to take their 1080p 300+ ppi smartphone and hold it up next to their notebook monitor. Once you do that, you'll see the huge difference. This is less important on a desktop where you're further back, but on a notebook it is necessary.
 

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Uhh my desktop monitor is only slightly further back than where a laptop monitor would be.
4K is still much more than I would ever need or even want
 

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Different people have different preferences. There is a noticeable difference between around 100 ppi and 300 ppi though unless the user has poor eyesight, even at a couple feet.
 

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Something tells me that the only technology we have that will survive into the 22nd century will be the f*cking VGA PORT!!!
 

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I stopped being interested when I saw that hideous Win 8 on them. Plus anything other than Minecraft for gaming at this res will be nearly impossible without at least a GTX 780 in one..
 
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