Toshiba Kirabook

  • Toshiba Kirabook
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC World on 70

This Haswell-class Kirabook is a big improvement over the original, but its price-to-performance ratio remains...

By cnet on 80

The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive,...

By PC Advisor on -

At a press event in London today, Toshiba showed us a laptop first launched in May of last year, the Kira Ultrabook range - also known in the States as the KIRAbook . Or as Toshiba UK has styled it, just KIRA™. The Toshiba KIRA is a 13.3-inch...

By Digital Trends on 70

The new revision of Toshiba's Kirabook is in every way a better laptop than its predecessor, but the competition has also improved and high-resolution displays have become more common, detracting from the system's main selling point. Indeed, we think...

By Engadget on 70

The Kirabook is Toshiba's best ultraportable to date, but it's still not quite good enough -- at least not at this...

By Trusted Reviews on -

What is the Toshiba Kira? The Toshiba is a 13.3-inch Windows 8.1 Pro Ultrabook that's previously only been available in the US and it's landing in the UK for the first time in February. Like Asus with its Zenbooks and Dell with the XPS ultrabooks, Kira...

By Maximum PC on 90

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 Kirabook...

By reviewed.com on 78

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 RAM...

By PC Authority on 67

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...

By neowin.net on -

The Toshiba Kirabook is the first real foray into the world of high-density displays on Windows 8 laptops, but it's not necessarily the polished, high-end product that you may be after. I was immensely pleased with the crispness, sharpness and...

By HotHardware on -

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 have...

By CNET Australia on 79

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...

By Smarthouse on 100

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...

By Wired on 70

1080p is old news. Ultrabook resolution is about to get crazy, and the first ultra-resolution-ultrabook to hit the market is this pint-sized powerhouse from Toshiba, which packs 2560 x 1440 pixels into a 13.3-inch screen, a first for a machine of this...

By PCWorld on 50

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.

By PCAdvisor on 50

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...

By Engadget on -

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 50

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 tech...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Toshiba KIRA is a lovely Ultrabook that's designed for those of you want to splurge on a finely crafted product. It would suit anyone who wants great performance and a very high resolution screen in a thin and light chassis. However, the fan in...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

As one the creators of the laptop, Toshiba isn’t a company to stray away from being inventive. The company practically helped signal a revolution in 1985 when it launched the T1100 – “the world’s first mass-market laptop computer” – and this year, it...