Toshiba Kirabook (2015) Review

In February this year Toshiba has updated ultrabooks series by launching 3 new models of Toshiba Kirabook (2015) with Windows 8.1 and 5th generation Intel core i7  processor.

Like 2014, Toshiba launched 3 models: one with an Intel Core i7-3537U, touch display 13 inch WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) PixelPure technology, and touchscreen model and the without the touchscreen both include Intel Core i5- 3337U with the same screen 13 inch, but with Full HD resolution.

Between the out there models of the Toshiba Kirabook, there are few differences: every device comes with 1,600 MHz 8GB DDR3 RAM and a 256 GB SSD as standard, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. The lower end touchscreen model and the model with out the touchscreen each include an Intel Core i5-3337U processor, which is a 1.8 GHz dual core CPU with Intel HD Graphics 4000. The high-end touchscreen model consists of an Intel Core i7-3537U processor with a 2.0 GHz dual-core CPU and the same Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU.

if you are searching for a top quality device that can handle complex tasks and vivid images, this may be the system for you!

Toshiba Kirabook: Design

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Smooth and slim aluminum design of Toshiba Kirabook 2015 is just like the Apple MacBook pro. The notebook metallic chassis is very smooth and durable. If you open up its lid you’ll be welcomed by a black island type keyboard and black bezel display looking nice on it is all silver design. Each the lid and the bottom of the laptop are very clear, whereas lid has Toshiba’s logo and bottom of the notebook has few screws and bumpers. This Toshiba Kirabook 2015 measures 12.44 x 8.15 x 0.71 inches and Toshiba Kirabook 2015 weighs 2.9 pounds which may be very thin and light-weight. This Toshiba Kirabook 2015 is as light as 13 inch Apple MacBook Pro, with bit smaller footprint.

Toshiba Kirabook: Display

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The display on this Toshiba Kirabook 2015 is a LED Backlit Widescreen 13.3 “Full HD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 px), receiving certification Technicolor, which translates into vivid, almost just like the true world or the technology utilized in movies on the large display screen. Viewing angles are good, but the display even if mat, all light is reflected from it. The display is good for watching movies or videos in Full HD on the go (on the road, in vacations). Additionally Kirabook sites are accompanied by what known as Chroma Tune software will permit the user to adjust liking the color gamut, contrast and brightness, with some factory presets.

Toshiba Kirabook: Software

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The Toshiba Kirabook 2015 comes with a lot of pre-installed software, in which a few of them are helpful. The main software is Kira Central, which has fast links for tech support and forums with an inbuilt browser for Toshiba product shopping and Toshiba media feeds.

Toshiba Kirabook: Keyboard

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Toshiba Kirabook includes a chiclet keyboard which is properly fitted spacious. Its function row keys can be utilized to adjust brightness, audio playback and volume which is fairly good. Utilizing this keyboard you’ll be able to type with average speed.

Toshiba Kirabook: Touchpad

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Its touchpad is 4.1 x 2.3 inches which may be very large and has sufficient space to scroll down. Although it is a one touch but the touchpad response to the left and right clicks primarily based on which side you’re clicking. All kind of touch gesture similar to swiping between applications, pinching to zoom and tapping to click on are soft.

Toshiba Kirabook: Webcam

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The HD webcam of Toshiba Kirabook 2015 clicks pretty good image. Picture clicked by the webcam may be very clear and pixellated. By using this you may simply do video chat and conference call.

Toshiba Kirabook: Ports

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The Toshiba Kirabook 2015 has a good amount of ports. It has 3 USB 3.0 ports with one supports Toshiba Sleep and Charge, which lets you charge your device by USB charger even the laptop is sleep. There are additionally some ports similar to a headphone jack, a 6 card reader and HDMI port.

Toshiba Kirabook: Speakers

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The Toshiba Kirabook 2015 contains Harman/Kardon speakers, that are of a suitable quality but nothing wonderful. When listening to music they can be fairly tinny, and as they’re positioned on the bottom panel of the device, the sound quality is affected by the surface you place the laptop on. They’ll go quite loud when watching films, which is a bonus if multiple person is crowded across the display to watch a movie, but except for that it is best to make use of the audio jack on the right hand side.

Toshiba Kirabook: Battery

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The lithium polymer battery power Capacity of the KiraBook is 3,400 mAh , which gives up to 13 hours if not used extensively, otherwise, get somewhere by 6 hours.

Toshiba Kirabook: Graphics

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Packing integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics, the Kirabook has simply sufficient graphical muscle for some light gaming. Whether I was crashing head-on into different vehicles in Asphalt 8: Airborne or battling animated playing cards in Hearthstone, the action at all times performed out smoothly within the less-demanding games.

Toshiba Kirabook: Performance

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Looking at the desk above you will notice that the entry level Toshiba Kirabook 2015 has some both some benefits and drawbacks in comparison with the entry level Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display: the Kirabook comes with extra storage and it is slimmer and lighter, while the RAM, graphics and connectivity are the identical. The MacBook has a quicker CPU (2.5 GHz vs 1.eight GHz, however at a value to energy consumption), but it surely has a bigger battery (74 Wh vs 52 Wh) and it is cheaper.

Toshiba Kirabook: Specification

  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Body: 12.44 x 8.15 x 0.7 inch
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Display: 2560 x 1440 pixels , 13.3 inch
  • Memory: 256 GB internal, 8 GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3537U
  • Battery: 34,00 mAh
  • Graphics: Intel HD 5500

Toshiba Kirabook: Verdict

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Toshiba Kirabook (2015) is among the most reliable ultraportable of 2015 with its beautiful slim design, strong and fast processor and a quad HD display. Above average efficiency, given its positioning available in the market in terms of value, but Japanese manufacturer has made lots of compromises, especially the fabric used in the construction, one that appears rather cheaper than premium, thus, it makes you gaze up on the different devices in this market segment.

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1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Rob 08/15/2015 at 1:37 am

    Slightly muddled review here…..you mention (correctly) that the 2015 models feature 5th generation Intel CPUs but you keep referencing 3rd generation CPUs and GPUs.

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