Toshiba Kirabook

Specifications

Toshiba KirabookNotebook: Toshiba Kirabook (Kirabook Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 70.46% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 65%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Kirabook

90% Toshiba Kirabook
Source: Maximum PC English
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. If you’re into those extras and having the highest-res screen on an Ultrabook, the Kirabook’s your ticket to living large.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
67% Review: Toshiba KIRA Ultrabook
Source: PC Authority English
Combined with how much noise the KIRA makes in operation – the whine from the Ultrabook’s fans nearly drove our designer to distraction – it becomes a hard unit to recommend. Save the money, and go with the Z360. Or ditch the constraining Ultrabook spec altogether, and go with Venom’s excellent Haswell machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
Toshiba KIRAbook High Resolution Ultrabook
Source: Hot Hardware English
On the design side of things, the KIRAbook is a handsome machine. But, as we mentioned earlier, it suffers a bit from the bevy of other laptops that look very much like it. People may comment on this machine's size, but we doubt anyone will walk up to you and say “Oooh, you have a KIRAbook.” Of course that's likely not your primary reason for buying an ultrabook like this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2013
70% Toshiba KIRABook 13 i7 Touch
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Best resolution screen available for an ultrabook, period. Lightweight yet powerful, with better-than-average battery life. Responsive touchscreen and trackpad. Handsome and sturdy, yet demure. TIRED Touchscreen could be brighter. Fan could be quieter. Ultra-flat keys not overly friendly for touch typing. Ungodly costly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Toshiba Kirabook ultrabook
Source: Gadgetmix English
At $1600 Toshiba offers a speedy powerhouse ultrabook with two years warranty and dedicated phone support ($100 value). The touch-screen option starts at $1,800. With just a week to Intel Haswell’s launch, one needs to wonder whether waiting for an upgraded version isn’t a bright idea. Haswell chip is to double the 3D graphics performance and better the battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2013
Toshiba tries to reinvent itself with a flagship Ultrabook
Source: Engadget English
There's no question the Kirabook is Toshiba's best Ultrabook to date. But is it good enough to win over wary consumers? We're inclined to say no, at least at this price. For all the things Toshiba got right (attractive design, improved keyboard, solid specs, generous warranty) there are a few important details it overlooked.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2013
50% Toshiba Kirabook review - first Ultrabook with 'Retina' display
Source: PC Advisor English
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, 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Toshiba KIRA Ultrabook review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It's hard not to like the Toshiba KIRA. It has everything we want in an Ultrabook: a strong chassis and a light weight, great performance, full-sized ports, and an excellent, high-resolution screen. For the most part, it's an Ultrabook that's a pleasure to use, and we even made a lot of use of its touchscreen. We think the noise from the fan is a problem though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Toshiba Kirabook review: The first Ultrabook with a higher-than-HD touchscreen
Source: PC World English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Toshiba Kirabook
Source: PC Mag English
And therein lies the problem: The Toshiba Kirabook is really good, but not the best for the money. If you have a need to spend $2,000 on a high-end ultraportable laptop, the Editors' Choice Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) will give you a higher-than-HD resolution screen, dual-band Wi-Fi, full size HDMI, 8GB of memory, 256GB Flash Storage, and similar performance with a Core i5 processor for the same $2,000 price tag. The MacBook Pro also has more battery life and forward-looking I/O ports like Thunderbolt. The Kirabook is lighter, thinner, and comes with the two-year service and support, but those aren't quite enough to unseat the MacBook Pro as the high end ultraportable EC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba KiraBook Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
This will probably make this article seem as dated as disco before too long, but at this writing there is no Apple MacBook Air with Retina Display to go with the 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros. Toshiba launches a new luxury brand with an ultra-high-resolution ultrabook (think MacBook Air Retina). The view is alternately spiffy and squinty, but the rest of the design dazzles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba KIRAbook Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If money is no option to you and you want to have the highest-resolution display possible on PC, then by all means, pick up the KIRAbook. But if you want the biggest bang for your buck and don’t “need” all of that resolution (although it’s still very nice) when you’re responding to emails, Facebooking or watching cat videos on the Internet, then there certainly are slightly cheaper options, like the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which performs just as well as the KIRAbook and is $100 less, although you would have to purchase a Windows 8 license (and deal with Apple’s questionable Windows power management) and have to deal with a heavier laptop as the 13-inch MBP with Retina weighs in at 3.57lbs versus the KIRAbook’s 2.66 (!).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2013
Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook Review
Source: AnandTech English
Without having personally tested any of the ASUS Zenbooks, which at least around the "office" (disclaimer: there is not an office) are generally regarded as among the best ultrabooks on the market, I can't really speak too greatly on how the Toshiba KIRAbook measures up competitively. I can definitely tell you how the user experience measures up to the myriad non-ASUS ultrabooks I have tested, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2013
79% High-end specs, and a price to match
Source: CNet English
When Toshiba first showed us the Kirabook in person, company reps asked my colleague and I what we thought the system would cost. We gave a couple of well-reasoned guesses, but came nowhere close to the $1,599-to-$1,999 range. But there is room for premium laptops even among today's price-sensitive shoppers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
90% Toshiba Kirabook
Source: Techreview Source English
The Toshiba Kirabook is an attempt to conquer the Apple laptop. It is an upscale Ultrabook laptop that has a sleek, thin design and a Retina-like 13.3-inch touch screen display. With the Kirabook, you also get excellent battery life and a speedy solid-state drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Toshiba Kirabook Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Toshiba Kirabook is in many ways a great Ultrabook. The 2560 x 1440 would be impressive on its own, yet it’s served up in a package no larger than a MacBook Air that still offers excellent performance and reasonable battery life. Toshiba’s engineers have certainly earned their keep. But even the best hardware can’t reach its potential without the right software, and that’s where this Ultrabook – through no fault of its own – stumbles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Kirabook Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For those who can afford it, the Kirabook has everything: a gorgeous and very-high-resolution touch-screen display, a blazing 256GB SSD, and gobs of power in a sexy, yet durable design. Better yet, this $1,999 system lasts nearly 7 hours on a charge. However, the front corners are a little sharp for our taste, and the webcam could be better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5-Touch 13.3-inch Laptop Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba entry into the premium ultrabook market with the KIRAbook tries very hard to make a name for itself. The high resolution display, very fast storage performance and strong warranty support definitely are all welcome additions. The problem is that there are enough quirks that hold it back.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


3537U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.1 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews


70.46%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05- 7 (Update: 2013-05- 7)