Toshiba KIRA - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 256GB SSD
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 8 Pro
Battery
52Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Dimensions
315 x 207 x 18 mm (12.40" x 8.15" x 0.71")
Weight
1.10 kg (2.4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Magnesium alloy (Magnesium, Plastic)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 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

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Toshiba KIRA series.

price
2.96
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
0.00-100%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
409.00
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
25.10
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Toshiba KIRA series.

price
1444.00
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
255.00
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Toshiba KIRA 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[...]

Read the full review

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

 

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