|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560x1440 pixels|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-4500U|
|RAM||8 GB DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||256 GB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Mobile Intel HD graphics|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1792 MB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||9.16 hours|
Toshiba KIRAbook 13i7s 13.3-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-4500U Processor, 8GB DIMM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8.1) Silver
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I love the Kirabook so far. I purchased this to be my primary work computer. Since I travel extensively, it needs to be both very lightweight and very rugged. This, with its magnesium shell, is both. At least it seems to be, though I haven't yet travelled with it.
The PC runs Windows 8.1, which is completely new to me. It's very different than Windows 7, but I have been able to figure out how to do everything I need without having to call Toshiba for help.
Speaking of calling Toshiba, the Kirabook comes with 2 years of Platinum service support. That's not just an okay-Marketing-made-us-include-this-but-we'll-be-just-as-happy-if-you-don't-call-us feature. The Platinum support card and a separate information card highlight that people should call for expert help whenever we need it. In fact, they specifically suggest that customers call and they'll help with migrating data from old computer to Kirabook or helping understand how Windows 8 works.. As noted, thus far I've done the things I've wanted to do without calling them, but knowing that support is out there has made me feel a lot more secure.
The Kirabook came up right away. The screen is bright and crisp (and is a touchscreen just like on a tablet, though I use the keyboard and touchpad almost exclusively). I was able to connect to my wifi right away and quickly walked through the Kirabook's (and Microsoft's) configuration. Then I downloaded and configured Office and Outlook, and moved over most of the files I need.Read more ›
1) Design. Samsung Ativ book 9 is slightly better.
2) Keyboard. Ativ book Keyboard is better. I like the feel of kirabook touch pad better.
3) Speed and performance. Toshiba Kirabook i7s is faster. Tested with several apps and Toshiba kirabook is more responsive than Ativ book. Kirabook Fan is quiet all the time which is a greatly improved from previous Toshiba kirabook i7 (3rd generation)
4) Weight. Kirabook is lighter. Less than 3 lb. Samsung Ativ book 9 plus is a little bit over 3lb.
5) HDMI and USB ports. Kirabook has one HDMI port with 3 USB ports. Samsung has only one micro HDMI port with 2 USB port. Kirabook is better if you use an extended LCD monitor.
6) Screen. Samsung Ativ 9 plus is slightly better due to its higher resolution. I like Kirabook screen color better. It looks nicer.
7) Toshiba Kirabook comes with 2 years' Norton Antivirus service. Samsung Ativ book only comes with 6 months Norton service. Kirabook also comes with Adobe element 11.
8)Battery life. Kirabook has a 15% longer battery life than Samsung Ativbook
Overall, I like kirabook better due to its stronger performance and longer battery life and nicer screen. Although its design is not as attractive as Ativ book, I still will give the kirabook 5 stars and Samsung 4.5 stars due to its performance difference.
I get around mostly by bike, train, and bus, so I was determined to get the thinnest, lightest laptop I could find, and this one is certainly impressively thin and light. My old Dell D630 laptop was twice as heavy and bigger in every dimension, but with the same size screen. My Dell E4310 is OK, but doesn't come close to the KIRAbook's portability. What a relief to carry the KIRAbook around!
The keyboard is great. Dedicated page up/down keys are a big plus. Not all laptops have them. The backlight is really helpful. I was ready to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon until I found out they screwed up the keyboard. The keyboard makes a big difference.
The trackpad can be a bit sensitive to the stray touch. And I haven't figured out a scroll gesture in Windows 8.1 yet?! What's up with that? But the trackpad works fine for me.
The battery life is excellent, at least for now. I do worry a bit about getting the battery replaced when it has aged, since it's not user-replaceable. But so far, I never feel any battery anxiety, even when I use the laptop extensively throughout the day or watch movies without plugging in. (I can easily understand that making the battery user-replaceable might compromise the otherwise elegant design. I've never had a laptop with a non-user-replaceable battery, but it wasn't hard to accept that compromise.)
I almost never use the touchscreen. If I could have gotten it without the touchscreen, I would have.Read more ›
To address some issues in other reviews of similar models: the fan is quite quiet to me. No problem whatsoever. Also, wi-fi is fine. I personally like Win 8.1, but I don't think it's fair to talk about that in a review of a laptop. You like MS or you don't. Different issue. If you don't, buy an Apple; simply put, that's hardly Toshiba's fault.
Some of the comments on the appropriateness of this high resolution on the relatively small screen make sense, but to me the critiques are exaggerated. Mostly, it works out just fine. True, there are some programs that have not caught up as yet where the print becomes tiny in some places. Since those are mostly momentary issues in notification panels, I don't much care. (It is also possible to use Toshiba's magnifier tool or the keyboard function key to zoom, and so on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Over paid. Had screen cycling issues. Now I have screen issues and it is completely useless. And the fan gets SUPER SUPER loud.Published 5 months ago by S. Chen
I love this laptop. It is the best buy available given the two year warranty, two year software and hardware support and two year's of Norton's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Everett
Touch screen and resolution
Wifi almost unusable. Low power, drops constantly. Screen fault causes it cycle, Red, Green, etc. Read more
-Overheats & the fan is loud (same as other reviewers)
-Mouse trackpad is unresponsive & jerky, all at the same time
-Wifi drops constantly (Google, there are issues... Read more
Computer is great, battery does NOT last as long as the documentation or the reviews say.... mine runs down within an hour or so, and I have sent the computer back to have them... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Robert G.
The computer works pretty well. I have been using it mostly for entertainment, but it seems to work well. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cool Cat from Katima
The best ultrabook by Toshiba, but it's still not good enough to satisfy my needs.Published 17 months ago by E-R-I-K-A
With a brilliant, bright WQHD screen and premium components, all housed in a chassis that weighs less than three pounds, this Toshiba is a dream ultrabook. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stann
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