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Toshiba KIRA-107

Specifications

Toshiba KIRA-107
Toshiba KIRA-107 (KIRA Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: 70% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Toshiba KIRA-107

70% Toshiba Kira (2015) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Toshiba Kirabook (2015) is a perfectly reasonable premium ultrabook but it just doesn’t quite match the competition across a number of key criteria. It may well win in a few categories but not the ones that ultimately count in this sector. Other laptops are better looking, have better screens and battery life, and are cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
80% Toshiba Kira (2015) review
Source: Techradar English
If this was the laptop we had to use for the next three years, we wouldn't be at all upset. It's so nicely made, long-lasting and smooth-running that we'd be quite happy keeping it until it fell apart – which will be a long time. The negatives – the ease of scratching, the dim screen, the price – all hurt, but don't stop the Kira being a damn fine example of an Ultrabook, albeit a relatively expensive one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test : Toshiba Kira 107, un ultraportable endurant qui mériterait un meilleur écran
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).  Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.  
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.


76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo E31-80-80MX010LSP
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 6200U, 2.34 kg
Dell Chromebook 13-7310-9132
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo E31-70-80KX00QHGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-303V
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.5 kg
Asus UX305UA-FC003T
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 6200U, 1.3 kg
Lenovo E31-70 80KX015RGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.584 kg
Lenovo E31-70-80KX00QFGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 1.6 kg
HP ProBook 430 G2-K9J77EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Chromebook CB35-C3350
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5015U, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B-10K
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5600U, 1.4 kg
Lenovo E31-70-80KX00E6RK
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.6 kg
Toshiba KIRA-109
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.1 kg
Lenovo U31-70-80M50069GE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
Dell Chromebook 13, Core i5-5300U
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 1.5 kg
Asus X302LA-FN109H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.6 kg
Lenovo E31-70-80KX0007GE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B-10F
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX305LA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S7-393-7451
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.3 kg
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 0.85 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-B1320
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5600U, 1.4 kg
Toshiba KIRA-10D
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.1 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook S935
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 1.37 kg
Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-RO340H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Latitude 12 7250-5953
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 12.5", 1.3 kg
HP Elitebook 820 G2-H9V81EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 12.5", 1.3 kg
HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 12.5", 1.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-08-24 (Update: 2015-08-24)