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Toshiba KIRA-10D

Specifications

Toshiba KIRA-10D
Toshiba KIRA-10D (KIRA Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 950 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-Channel, DDR3L-1600
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU, 256 GB 
, 195 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD up to 8 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 316 x 207 ( = 0.7 x 12.44 x 8.15 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells, integrated, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD, 0.9 MP
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Harman/Kardon stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Chroma Tune, DTS Studio Sound, McAfee LiveSafe (30-day trial), Microsoft Office 365 (1-month trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds), Power Supply: 150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds)
Price
1549 Euro

 

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 74%, features: 60%, display: 90% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Toshiba KIRA-10D

87% Toshiba KIRAbook KIRA-10D (2015) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Featherweight. The updated version of the Toshiba KIRA weighs 200 grams less without the touchscreen and is therefore one of the lightest 13.3-inch devices on the market. The new Broadwell hardware ensures sufficient performance and long battery runtimes, but is the high price justified?
80% Toshiba Kira-10D review: Thin, light and well-designed, a premium ultraportable Windows laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
The Toshiba Kira-10D is a well-balanced premium ultraportable, carrying off a great display, good magnesium build quality and a fast Core i7 processor. It’s thin, very light to suit anyone needing a more satisfactory Windows ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Toshiba KIRA (KIRAbook) review – what makes Toshiba’s best ultrabook so special
Source: Laptop Media English
Given the price range of the notebook, it holds several advantages over its competitors. Firstly, the notebook has excellent build quality, durability and it’s lightweight (1.1 kg). The design from subjective perspective is minimalistic, strict and appealing, but some of you might find it boring. However, the most notable feature of the model is the honeycomb-shaped inner chassis that makes it sturdier and it really does the trick. Secondly, the interior is mostly flawless – good keyboard (maybe a little stiff keys, but nothing too worrying) with big enough keys and the “F” buttons are here too, the touchpad is responsive and easy to use, and the surface is pleasant to touch giving enough comfort without getting affected by higher temperatures during long hours of work.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2015

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba KIRA: силен конкурент в ултрабук сегмента
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Ехсеllеnt реrfоrmаnсе; rоbuѕt аnd lіght сhаѕѕіѕ; grеаt dіѕрlау; quаlіtу ѕоund оf Наrmаn Каrdоn; lоng bаttеrу lіfе. Negative: Glоѕѕу tоuсhѕсrееn.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2015

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.
1.1 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.


83.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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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
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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
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Asus Zenbook UX305LA
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Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100
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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
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
Dell XPS 13 2015
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.26 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
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Toshiba Portege Z30-B-10Q
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-19 (Update: 2015-06-19)