Toshiba Kirabook Review

The Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7 has made its entry into the PC world. It’s now set to take on Apple, Lenovo, and Asus in the game. With the kind of strides they are taking, Toshiba definitely knows what it is doing. In terms of performance and look, the Toshiba Kirabook may give the big daddies of the PC world a run for their money.

The Toshiba laptop price is also quite reasonable, one of the many attractive features of this laptop. But does this gadget have what it takes to be the best in the PC segment? Find out through our straightforward review of the Toshiba Kirabook.

The Kirabook’s Classy Design And Touchscreen

The Kirabook comes with a sturdy yet classy magnesium alloy body and thin frame, which is often mistaken for Apple’s MacBook Air. When measured diagonally, the screen size of the Kirabook is 12.44 inches, while being only 0.7 inches thick.

One of the most stunning features of this Toshiba laptop is its resolution. The Kirabook offers a mind-blowing resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, which makes watching movies an amazing experience.

Text appears highly crisp on this laptop’s screen. The Toshiba Kirabook comes with three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and an HDMI port. The keys of the keyboard are relatively flat, which is ideal for typing fast. The backlight of the keyboard is strong and lights up pretty well in the dark. The Toshiba Kirabook comes with a long power adapter cord, measuring 11.5 feet long! That’s much longer than adapter cords for most laptops.

The Kirabook Comes Loaded With Useful Software!

Most PC companies load their laptops with “bloatware,” which suddenly shows up once the user starts up the laptop for the first time. Not only is bloatware irritating, but also pointless. Toshiba Kirabook has ensured that it only includes useful software for its users. On the Toshiba Kirabook’s main screen, for example, there are only two popular software applications pinned in the taskbar.

In terms of security, Toshiba has got you covered – the Kirabook comes loaded with Symantec. It comprises several Norton tools, including Online Backup, Internet Security, and Norton Anti-Theft.

Most laptops provide its users with a trial version of these software applications. The Toshiba Kirabook, on the other hand, comes with a free two-year subscription of Symantec’s security software. Other bonus software applications include DTS Studio Sound Software and Desktop Assist.

The Long Battery Life Keeps It Running

When it comes to buying a laptop, it’s important to consider battery power. The Toshiba Kirabook’s battery is non-upgradable and irreplaceable, making it all the more important for you to ensure that the battery is capable.

The Kirabook ranked pretty well in the battery test conducted by Hothardware.com. While there are several other laptops offering more than 2 hours of battery life with Battery Eater Pro, most of them don’t match up to Kirabook’s performance.

The website notes that after conducting the Web test, this laptop stood first among several other top-notch laptops. The results showed that the Kirabook was able to refresh a page for 7 hours 28 minutes, beating the HP Envy Ultrabook.

If you intend to use the Kirabook for light work, it has the capacity to run for several hours. Basically, the battery backup is highly dependent on the way you use the Kirabook.

Kirabook’s High-End Hardware And OS

The Toshiba Kirabook offers its users a robust Intel Core i7-353U processor, which is also present on the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro. The clock speed on this processor is 3.1 GHz, while the cache is 4 MB. It runs on the Professional Edition of the Windows 8 OS.

This laptop also features the Intel Turbo Boost technology. It also comes with 8 GB of RAM, which is ideal for gamers and Photoshop users. The only issue here is the Intel HD Graphics 4000. Although it’s ideal for browser-based and casual graphics games, it cannot match up to the likes of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 M, which is also present on the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro and the ZenBook.

The Toshiba Kirabook is most certainly a stunning device that matches up to many top-notch laptops in the market already. In terms of performance and looks, this device ranks 9 out of 10. The graphics processor though, isn’t up-to-par with other high-end laptops in the market. But if gaming’s not one of your pastimes, the Toshiba Kirabook is definitely worth buying.

The laptop also comes with a 2-year warranty, with 1-year warranty for the battery. The Toshiba laptop price in India is around INR 80,000, which is fairly reasonable considering its stunning features.

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