• CPU: Intel Core i7-5500U
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Display: 13.3”, WQXGA (2560 x 1600), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3
  • Weight: 1.10 kg (2.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Excellent build quality with lightweight and durable design
  • IGZO IPS panel with high contrast, high resolution and accurate colors
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Cons

  • Toshiba used mSATA instead of M.2 SATA leading to a slower read/write speeds
  • PWM across all brightness levels (0-99%)
  • Too noisy fan

Toshiba KIRA (KIRAbook) - Specs

CPU Performance #260
  • Intel Core i3-7100U 1.5%
  • Intel Pentium Silver N5000 1.2%
  • Intel Core i7-5500U
GPU Performance #246
  • NVIDIA GeForce 820M (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 0.5%
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Intel HD Graphics 610 0.5%
  • Intel HD Graphics 520 0.2%
  • Intel HD Graphics 615 0.3%
Display
13.3”, WQXGA (2560 x 1600), IPS
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
RAM
8GB DDR3
Battery
52Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Magnesium alloy (Magnesium, Plastic)
Dimensions
315 x 207 x 18 mm (12.40" x 8.15" x 0.71")
Weight
1.10 kg (2.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo headphone/mic jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

More Toshiba KIRA (KIRAbook) configurations

DISPLAY: 13.3”, WQXGA (2560 x 1600), IPS

Name 13.3”, WQXGA (2560 x 1600), IPS
Diagonal 13.3"
Pixel density 226.98 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 2560 x 1600
Becomes "Retina" from 15 inches (39 cm)

 

Toshiba KIRA (KIRAbook) in-depth review

Japanese precision and good quality are what we expect from a high-end Toshiba notebook, especially when talking about the flagship of the ultrabook lineup from the company's portfolio. But that's not the only thing we liked about the notebook. And maybe this time Toshiba will earn its place on the premium market segment. As usual, this year's KIRA is packing inside the latest hardware Intel has to offer and a good display with IGZO technology, but more on that later. The 13.3-incher surp[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-5500U

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GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 5500

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