Toshiba Kirabook

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The Toshiba Kirabook is a premium Ultrabook built on Intel's Ivy-Bridge platform. It's most compelling feature is that sweet 2560 x 1440 pixels display. With HDMI out and 3 USB 3.0 ports as well as an SDXC card reader it comes with some decend ports. It comes in three flavors: i5, i5-touchscreen, i7-touchscreen. With Bluetooth 4.0, Intel WiDi support and WiFi b/g/n it offers great performance. The only thing we're missing at that premium price is an ethernet option. The housing is made of aluminum alloy which makes it stiff and light at the same time.
Toshiba Kirabook Specifications (base)
Manufacturer Toshiba
Model name Kirabook
CPU type Intel Core i5-3337U
CPU speed 1800 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD 4000
OS Windows 8 / 8.1
Display Size
13.3" 2560 X 1440
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
RAM 8192 MB
Flash 256 GB
Battery capacity 52 (Wh)
Weight 1206gm / 42.5 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 316/18/99.9 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 12.4/0.7/3.9
Physical Interfaces
DC-in
HDMI
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDXC (SDHC, SD Compatible)
USB3.0 (x3)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
BT 4.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
Backlit Keyboard
Metal case
Mic array
Multitouch Touchpad
Stereo speakers
WebCam
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Capacitive Touchscreen
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