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Toshiba KIRA Series

Toshiba KIRA-109Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i7 4510U, Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.3kg, 1.4kg
Price: 1549 euro
Average Score: 81.11% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 72%, features: 67%, display: 73%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 84%

 

Toshiba KIRA-102

The Toshiba KIRA-102 is an stylish looking ultrabook made to be carried around for work. The metallic aluminium casing finish gives it a smart look and is combined with a black keyboard with backlight. The 13 inch device is only about 9.5 mm thick and weighs only 1.3 kg. The LED backlit touchscreen features an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of up to 2560 x 1440 pixels. It runs on an Intel Core i7 with 8 GB DDR3L RAM. The RAM capacity can be further expanded by another 8 GB. The storage capacity is 256 GB in the form of an SSD. For graphics it uses the integrated Intel HD graphics card. In addition, the ultrabook feature an audio combo jack, an HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader and a 1 MP HD front camera. For connectivity, it comes with a standard 11ac WiFi card with a Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, the KIRA-102 runs on a 4-cell Li-ion polymer battery, which can last up to 9 hours of continuous usage, which is rather above average for an ultrabook.

Specifications

Toshiba KIRA-102Notebook: Toshiba KIRA-102
Processor: Intel Core i7 4510U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba's Take on the Ultrabook
Source: Digital Versus English
The Toshiba Kira-102 holds up well in the face of competition thanks to its excellent chassis, decent performance (despite an older-generation CPU) and good battery life. We like the use of new materials and the great contrast on the VA display. However, this laptop failed to win five stars due to its so-so screen colors and disappointing sound quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 100%
Toshiba Kira, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; excellent display; good backlit keyboard; excellent battery life. Negative: Mediocre graphic performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2014
80% Test : Toshiba Kira 102, un ultrabook endurant qui a presque tout bon
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Toshiba Kira-102
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Toshiba KIRA-10D

Specifications

Toshiba KIRA-10DNotebook: Toshiba KIRA-10D
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1549 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Toshiba KIRA-107

Specifications

Toshiba KIRA-107Notebook: Toshiba KIRA-107
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Toshiba KIRA-109

Specifications

Toshiba KIRA-109Notebook: Toshiba KIRA-109
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Teszt: Toshiba KIRA – Több, mint gondolnád
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

 

Comment

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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). » 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.  

4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.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.Intel Core i5:

5200U: 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.
» 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.

1.4 kg:


81.11%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-19 (Update: 2015-06-19)