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Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1

Specifications

Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1
Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1 (Kirabook Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1

80% Toshiba Kirabook
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's high-end Kirabook is a slick, well-made laptop that includes premium components and an excellent better-than-HD screen. When the series first debuted a couple of years ago, it was one of the only legitimate competitors to the Retina MacBook Pro. But since then, higher-res displays have become much more common, and powerful Windows laptops have become lighter, slimmer and more stylish.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Toshiba Kirabook
Source: Laptop Mag English
With a slick quad-HD touch display, zippy processing speeds and a stunningly slim design, the Toshiba Kirabook ($1,699 as reviewed) is a reliable ultraportable whose performance is as good as its looks. The notebook's small footprint and 9-hour-plus battery life make it ideal for vacations and business trips, and its crisp harmon/kardon speakers make it a solid multimedia machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на Toshiba KIRA (KIRAbook) – какво прави най-добрият ултрабук на Toshiba толкова специален
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Excellent build quality ; durable design; perfect IPS display with high contrast, high resolution and accurate colors; comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Negative: Too noisy fan.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2015

Comment

Model: The Toshiba Kirabook is a premium laptop for those who like a high performing laptop as well as looking stylish using it. The casing is made of an AZ91 magnesium alloy, which gives it that premium feel. Its 13.3 inch widescreen display features the WQHD PixelPure LED Backlit. The touchscreen supports multi-touch gestures and is protected by Corning Concore Glass. It has a 16.9 aspect ratio, a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and is driven by an Intel HD5500 Graphics. In addition, it features a 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM and a 256 GB mSATA SSD.

Its Harman/Kardon stereo speakers are driven by an DTS Studio sound card and come with dual microphones located on the underside. The Kirabook 13 i7S1 comes with a USB 3.0 charger port as well as two USB 3.0 ports for connecting other devices, an HDMI port with 4K Ultra HD output, a standard 3.5 mm audio jack and an SD card slot. Besides that, it also features an HD webcam and for connectivity, a standard Intel dual-band wireless card with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Unfortunately, the lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 52 Wh cannot be replaced by the user, but has a 1-year-warranty.

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.
1.4 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.


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-23 (Update: 2015-04-23)