Toshiba KIRAbook Review

The world of computing and computer technology is advancing at a rapid pace, as evidenced by the upcoming Toshiba KIRAbook, set to be released on May 12th, 2013.  This is a 13.3 inch touchscreen laptop that incorporates Windows 8 and touchscreen functionality giving you solid computing power in a small and compact design.  This is slated to be one of the first in a long line of touch-screen laptops that utilize the new Windows 8 operating system.  This is a high end system which is capable of high-definition video playback, light video gaming, easy web browsing, and is good for a mobile work platform and for collaboration with coworkers.

Technical Specifications

The Toshiba KIRAbook incorporates an Intel Core i7 processor that runs at 3.1 GHz with a 4 megabyte cache for extremely fast processing power on even the most resource-hungry applications.  It includes 8 GB of DDR3 memory, a 256 GB solid-state drive, and a 13.3 inch touchscreen which is compatible with many of the Windows 8 functions.  It is powered by Mobile Intel HD Graphics which are strong enough to allow light video gaming and high-definition video playback.  It comes with Windows 8 pro and has a rated battery life of just over 6 hours with standard operation and preferred battery settings.


The KIRAbook from Toshiba incorporates a PixelPure display which runs at a stunning 2560×1440 resolution on a small and compact 13.3 inch touchscreen.  The display is color-calibrated so each color appears at exactly the right hue and saturation.  The screen itself utilizes 3.7 million pixels which provides for an amazing level of color detail and picture clarity.  The PixelPure screen display, which was patented by Toshiba, provides up to 90% better resolution and picture clarity than the leading high-definition displays.  You can choose between a standard screen or a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen which integrates seamlessly with many of the advanced features of Windows 8.  The screen is housed under Corning Concore glass, which provides exceptional strength and durability.

Lightweight Design

As one of the lightest laptops ever produced by Toshiba, the KIRAbook weighs in at a mere 2.6 pounds, meaning you will barely feel it in your backpack, book bag or purse.  Toshiba has done an excellent job at crafting the KIRAbook to give in a modern and sleek style and feel, as they have rounded down any hard edges making the laptop very easy and comfortable to fit into your hands.  The laptop has a height of just over 0.7 inches when closed, giving the laptop a sleek and airy look and feel not seen on other devices apart from the Samsung Series 9 Premium Ultrabook which is even slimmer at 0.51 inches.

Complimentary Software

You won’t have to worry about purchasing additional expenses software to protect your computer and unlock all of the functionality.  Toshiba has partnered with Adobe and Norton to include Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, Adobe Premier Elements 11, Norton Internet Security Trial, Norton Anti-Theft software as well as up to 25 GB of online backup courtesy of Norton.  Don’t waste time installing software when you can dive right in and start using your new laptop.



Toshiba KIRAbook Review




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