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Toshiba unveils KIRA Ultrabook with 221ppi display

Toshiba has recently unveiled its latest ultrabook called the KIRAbook, a Windows 8 machine that sports a 13.3-inch 2560×1440 high-resolution display.

The Toshiba KIRAbook aims to take on Apple’s current top of the line Macs with its 13.3-inch PixelPure touchscreen display that packs a native resolution of 2560×1440 which equates to 221ppi – just a few pixels less than the MacBook Pro Retina Display’s 227ppi. Mounted on top of the display is Corning’s Concore Glass for damage resistance.



The KIRAbook also sports an Intel Core i5 (3337U) or i7 (3537U) processors, 8GB of RAM (1600 MHz), 256GB SSD, LED backlit keyboard, and Harman Kardon speakers. All of that in a “magnesium alloy and honeycomb-base” body that is just 0.7-inch thin and 2.6lbs light – lighter than the MacBook Air.


Three configurations will be available ranging from $1,600 MSRP to $2,000 MSRP and will be available in the US (Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Microsoft Store, B&H and Adorama, ToshibaDirect.com) starting May 12.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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8 Responses

  1. Wha Antolin RIGOS says:

    Now thats we called a laptop. Errr. A pricey laptop

  2. Charlie says:

    Kira means killer right? so basically theyre saying this is a killer notebook. hard to argue with that. Killer din ang price :)

  3. Unimpressed says:

    The price is so high that you’ll start to think that Macbooks are cheap; and comes with good apps too

  4. Dave says:

    sorry, but can’t they think of other design/aesthetics aside from a macbook-esque design? sad.

  5. Lean says:

    Well children, you are looking at the Acura of notebooks. Acura supersports car is better than any one out there, but sorry Filipinos are so ignorant about it, that all they know is the ford fiesta painted with so and so like a sarao jeepney which is nothing but the overpriced lousy hardware nothing but shit apple. And that includes the apple tablet and phones.
    In case you did’nt get what I mean, it goes only into saying only that apple is only found to be owned by PROSTITUTES,UNEMPLOYED, or BEGGARS.

  6. Lester says:

    Kira! Pang meyaman! Bwahahahaha

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