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Toshiba KIRA-10D


Toshiba KIRA-10D
Toshiba KIRA-10D (KIRA Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 950 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz
8 GB 
, Dual-Channel, DDR3L-1600
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU, 256 GB 
, 195 GB free
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
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 316 x 207 ( = 0.7 x 12.44 x 8.15 in)
52 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells, integrated, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
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
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds), Power Supply: 150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds)
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: Tech Advisor English version
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 version
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 version
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


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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.

83.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-19 (Update: 2015-06-19)