Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Toshiba Kirabook 13

Toshiba Kirabook 13
alaScore 98

89 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and build quality. The battery and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and value for money, and there are some mixed views about the keyboard and sound.

screen, design, battery, build quality, portability

value for money, energy

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Toshiba Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 89 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 45 of 77 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (13)

Consumer review by: review summary for Toshiba Kirabook 13


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

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

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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 (!).


Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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

Hadoop is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly and deeply into enterprises. Its refreshingly unique approach to data management is transforming how companiesstore, process, analyze, and share big data. Read this report to find out more.

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

Toshiba Kirabook 13 i5 Touch


The first generation of Toshiba's Kirabook was an ambitious shot at creating a high-end product with MacBook-like buzz. That slim 13-inch magnesium-alloy laptop was even the first post-Retina PC we'd seen with a better-than-HD screen resolution -- a...

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.

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.

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

Strictly Top-Shelf


The new KIRAbook laptop from Toshiba is to-die-for gorgeous, speed-demon fast, and don't-tell-your-accountant expensive.

Expert review by:

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...