The Toshiba Kirabook is the first product in a new high-end line called Kira. The Kirabook is powered by an Intel Core i7, 8GB of RAM, 256GB solid-state drive and Intel HD 4000 graphics. The Kirabook packs a 13.3-inch display with an incredibly high 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution.
Made of superior materials.
Glass touchscreen with thin bezels.
Battery life is merely OK.
Display suffers from scaling issues.
Extremely hot and loud at load.
By Maximum PC on November 11, 2013
While much of the PC industry is hustling to bring lower-cost Ultrabooks to market, Toshiba is unabashedly raising the high end, complete with an all-new brand meant to ooze excellence. The first product to wear this proud badge is the 13.3-inch...90
By laptops.reviewed.com on August 30, 2013
Despite its shortcomings, this is one rock-solid ultrabook Toshiba crafted a gem of a computer with the KIRAbook 13 i5-Touch. For $1,499, you get a proficient processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid-state hard drive. Those last two points—the...78
By PC Authority on August 12, 2013
Toshiba, unlike LG, has never left the laptop market, and has been busy pushing Satellites, Qosmios, and Tecras at us for years. Its latest generation of machines includes all of those (and some all-in-ones), and a whole new product family, aimed at...67
By HotHardware on June 27, 2013
Ultrabooks are getting so thin that computer makers are likely tempted to cut features like backlit keyboards or squeezing keyboard and trackpad real estate. Cutting corners won’t just save them money – it can save them space in systems that...-
By CNET Australia on June 21, 2013
Toshiba's Kira Ultrabook is great example of a more expensive laptop built with superior construction and materials, but it needs to stand out a little...79
By Smarthouse on June 01, 2013
At $2199, this is an expensive beast. But is it worth it? My view is yes for the simple reason that an Ultrabook of this ilk is going to get used and the last thing you want if you use an Ultrabook every working day is one that cannot last the test of...100
By PCWorld on May 17, 2013
The Kirabook is the most beautiful Ultrabook to pass through the PCWorld Labs, but its inability to drive a large external monitor at native resolution, a lid that flexes like a contortionist, a Wi-Fi adapter restricted to 2.4GHz networks, and a display that doesn’t deliver as much contrast as the Retina display Toshiba wants consumers to compare it to make this machine’s sky-high price tag hard to swallow.50
By PCAdvisor on May 17, 2013
The audience Toshiba is pursuing with the Kirabook is the well-to-do professional who is willing to pay extra for high-end hardware and services. The Kirabook is the most beautiful Ultrabook to pass through our Test Centre, but its inability to drive a large external monitor at native resolution, a lid that flexes like a contortionist...50
By Engadget on May 17, 2013
Despite all that, it's still a good machine in many ways, but we'd suggest waiting for a possible price drop, and maybe even a Haswell refresh a few months down the road. In fact, we wouldn't suggest buying anything until other PC makers reveal their summer lineups. Who knows? A month from now, Toshiba might not be the only game in town for high-res Windows laptops.-
By PC Advisor on May 17, 2013
Toshiba hasn't yet announced UK pricing or availability for the Toshiba Kirabook Ultrabook . It's available in the US priced at $1,599 for the Core i5 version and $1,999 for the Core i7 touch-screen model reviewed here. After tax is applied US...50