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Toshiba Kirabook 13

Toshiba Kirabook 13
alaScore 97

94 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the performance and usability. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

screen, design, portability, usability, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Kirabook 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the performance and screen are overall positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and price get mixed views.

usability, design, portability, screen, performance

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i7 Touchscreen LaptopToshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 Touchscreen Laptop

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Toshiba KIRAbook (KIRA-101) Ultrabook Review


Expensive = good? Buyers prepared to invest around 1500 Euros (~$2054) in a premium ultrabook will now find another alternative to Apple & co. in the new Toshiba Kira-101. We will reveal why it is not class best despite a speedy Core i7 processor,...

High-quality and lightweight metal casing, Good input devices, Extremely sharp IPS screen, Outstanding application performance, Low temperatures, Long battery runtimes, Affordable warranty upgrades, Speedy hardware in an elegant packaging - not only...

Middling webcam, Low screen brightness, Limited 3D performance, Very pricey, A bright screen should actually be standard equipment for every ultrabook. It's aggravating that the Kirabook messes up just with this crucial issue

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Toshiba Kirabook Review


While much of the PC industry is hustling to bring lower-cost Ultrabooks to market, Toshiba is unabashedly raising the high end, complete with an all-new brand meant to ooze excellence. The first product to wear this proud badge is the 13.3-inch...

Expensive; value depends on interest in extras

Expensive; value depends on interest in extras


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Toshiba KIRAbook Review


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and have to deal with a heavier laptop as the 13-inch MBP with Retina weighs in at 3.57lbs versus the KIRAbook’s 2.66 (!).

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Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7s Touch


With a brilliant, bright WQHD screen and premium components, all housed in a chassis that weighs less than three pounds, the Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7s Touch is a dream ultrabook.

Brilliant 2,560-by-1,440 resolution screen. Very light. Premium materials and look. Two-year warranty, including tech support and Internet Security. Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements

May have to adjust zoom or screen resolution for apps

The Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7s Touch ($1,699.99 as tested) is a luxurious-looking ultrabook matched by powerful components. Its brilliant 2,560-by-1,440 touch screen and fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor are big improvement over the components...

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Toshiba Kira-101 review: High-res touchscreen, premium price


The thin, lightweight and stylish Kira-101's standout feature is its high-resolution 13.3-inch touchscreen. It delivers solid performance and good battery life, but the price is high.

High-resolution touchscreen ; Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM ; Good battery life ; Good sound output

Expensive ; Lacks legacy ports

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Toshiba KIRAbook Review: Hi-Res Ultrabook With Style


The Toshiba KIRAbook's high resolution display, great speaker quality, good specs and sleek build make it a solid addition to the ultrabook family.

Hi-res screen ; Good port selection for an Ultrabook ; Very portable and stylish

Dim screen ; Slick keyboard ; Frustrating trackpad

With its intense resolution display and stellar speakers, the Toshiba KIRAbook makes an excellent portable media device, and can handle everyday work with ease as well. The sleek, compact design makes it a good option for on-the-go users who will find...

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Michael Brown


Most of the original Kirabook's shortcomings have been addressed, but Toshiba's competitors haven't stood still.

Beautifully sleek and lightweight design ; High-res display (and support for a 4K external monitor) ; Luxurious customer service

Max refresh rate of 30Hz with external 4K monitor ; Default "eco" power plan suppresses performance ; Expensive

This Haswell-class Kirabook is a big improvement over the original, but its price-to-performance ratio remains high.

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Toshiba's high-end Kirabook gets it right in version 2.0


The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.

The slim, lightweight Toshiba Kirabook still feels very premium, and it deserves credit for being one of the first Windows laptops to feature a better-than-HD display. Thanks to an updated CPU, battery life is now good enough for all-day use

Higher-res screens are more common now, and available for less. The generic brushed-metal look isn't particularly distinctive given the price

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Toshiba KIRAbook 13


Laptop reviews are not standard fare for this site, but I was strongly urged to give the Toshiba KIRAbook 13 a try.I live deep in the IT world and have purchased a huge number of computer systems.These purchases have included models up to and including...

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Strictly Top-Shelf


1080p is old news. Ultrabook resolution is about to get crazy, and the first ultra-resolution-ultrabook to hit the market is this pint-sized powerhouse from Toshiba, which packs 2560 x 1440 pixels into a 13.3-inch screen, a first for a machine of this...