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Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 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. People really like the design and usability. The screen and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the size, and many are less positive about the sound and price.

performance, portability, screen, usability, design

price, sound

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but comments about the touchpad and sound are different.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen

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 i7 Touchscreen Laptop

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (

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 (

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

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (

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 (!).

May, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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.

With a brilliant, bright WQHD screen and performance to match, the Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7s Touch earns our Editors' Choice nod for high-end ultrabooks. Though it's a little pricey, the new Kirabook, with premium components housed in an attractive...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Epstein (

Toshiba KIRAbook Review: Hi-Res Ultrabook With Style


The Toshiba KIRAbook is an ultrabook with both a high-resolution screen and impressive specs, but does it hold up under our scrutiny? Read our full review to find out.

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 (

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

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Toshiba Kirabook 13 i5 Touch


Despite many excellent high-end features, the original Kirabook fell short because its design didn't move the needle much, battery life was underwhelming, and the least-expensive model skipped the touch screen, despite a $1,600 price.

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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

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...

Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier in the review, I had to return this evaluation unit.But, the Toshiba KIRAbook 13 definitely has me thinking about what my next laptop will be.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (

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 (

Toshiba Kirabook


The Toshiba Kirabook ultrabook has a breathtaking screen, and a price tag to match.

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.

COMPARISON TABLE Compare the Toshiba Kirabook with several other laptops side by side.

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


HD type:Wide Quad HD


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.792
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:72055 / 75459 / 75460 / 81016 / 85212
Processor package size:31 / 40


Password protection: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Power adapter depth:2
Power adapter height:1
Power adapter weight:6
Power adapter width:4