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Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. The sound and size get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and design are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good views, whereas there are mixed views on the touchpad and sound.

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

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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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

May, 2014

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

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

Nov, 2013
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Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Toshiba KIRAbook Review

 

Asus Zenbook UX31A Review | After playing around with it for our reviewing purposes, we're still impressed with Toshiba's offering

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 (!).

May, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (NotebookReview.com)

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Kirabook

 

The Toshiba Kirabook ultrabook has a breathtaking screen. However, that screen doesn't necessarily justify the system's high price point.

Brilliant 2,560-by-1,440 resolution screen. Very light. Premium materials and look. Two year warranty, including tech support and Internet Security. Includes media creation apps (Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements). Three USB 3.0 ports and...

No 802.11ac or 5GHz Wi-Fi. Small bezel makes some touch gestures inconvenient. May have to adjust zoom or screen resolution for apps. Integrated graphics

The Toshiba Kirabook ($1,999.99) is a high-end ultrabook cut from the same cloth as the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) and the Google ChromeBook Pixel. All three are ultraportable laptops with higher than 1080p HD screens. All three will...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook Review

 

As a notebook and now ultrabook manufacturer, Toshiba has always had an odd streak. I mean that in the most affectionate way possible; while their budget notebooks have been generally solid offerings for a good price (and typically preferable to...

Without having personally tested any of the ASUS Zenbooks, which at least around the "office" (disclaimer: there is not an office) are generally regarded as among the best ultrabooks on the market, I can't really speak too greatly on how the Toshiba...

May, 2013