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Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 Specs Review 13.3 inch Stylish Ultrabook MacBook Rivals

We already know if Toshiba has officially announced Toshiba KIRAbook few weeks ago and now we just get information if the cheapest KIRAbook model, called as Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 has listed in major retailer and online store. Comes with a stylish and durable design with powerful Intel i5 “Ivy Bridge” processor and a 13.3 inch WQHD widescreen display with support a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel, the KIRAbook 13 i5 ultrabook is one of the best option for business and professional users who looking for best alternative for Apple Mac Book 13 inch but did not familiar with Apple OS X.

Priced around of $1,599.99 with 2 years limited warranty, Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 laptop will gives great value for your money. Powered by new Intel Core i5-3337U that released in Q1 2013 and offers a 3 MB L3-Cache, paired with 8GB DDR3 memory and integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator, new Toshiba KIRAbook laptop provides ultimate power and great graphics performance for play and work hard. Similar to Sony VAIO SVT15112CXS ultrabook, the KIRAbook’s processor also has a base speed of 1.8GHZ with supports Intel’s Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technology for dynamically increase clock rates up to 2.7 GHz.

Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 not only gives a great performance, but this model also brings high-quality construction and portability. Comes with Pressed AZ91 magnesium enclosure design, the company claims if this machine is more durable than the famous MacBook Air. In term of size, the 2.7 lbs laptop has dimension 8.2 x 12.4 x 0.7 inches and bundled with a 4-cell lithium-polymer battery (up to 6 hours of battery life), offers great portability for companion at home, office or when you on the occasional business trips.Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 review


The Toshiba KIRABook’s 13.3 inch WQHD widescreen display with LED-backlit and PixelPure technology offers high quality viewing experience for video, games and movies. Like the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch ultrabook, this model also capable to play 1080p HD video content and latest modern games with ease. Reportedly, this laptop offers 16:9 aspect ratio and supports maximum internal resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. If needed, you can also connect it into external monitor or bigger HDTV, thanks to HDMI output.

Like other 13.3 inches ultrabook, the i5’s model also lacks optical drive. For storage needs, the 256GB mSATA solid state drive offers plenty of music, video and office files storage capacity. The multiformat media card reader allows users to easy transfer files to other compatible device (supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, Mini SD, Micro SD, MultiMedia Card formats).

Built into bezel, there is a High Definition web camera and internal dual microphones with Beam Forming technology is perfect for face-to-face video calls via Slype or other similar program with friends and family. Underside of the Toshiba KIRAbook 13 15, there are a pair of Harman Kardon stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound that brings clear, loud and great audio experience when you enjoyed your favorite music.

Furthermore, Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 also preloaded with Intel Rapid Start Technology, Adobe Premiere Elements 11, Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, Norton Online Backup and Norton Internet Security (24-month subscription) and 1 month trial for new Office 365 customers. There is also few Toshiba’s applications to enhanced your mobile computing and multimedia experience, such as TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA Resolution+ Upconvert Technology and TOSHIBA Video Player.

There is also a wide range of port and connectivity features, includes three USB 3.0 port, Headphone output, Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep and Music, HDMI port, Bluetooth version 4.0, Intel Wireless Display and Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 802.11b/g/n for internet connection. So, what do you think about Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i5 ultrabook? Is this laptop is the great machine for you?.

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