The KIRAbook 13.3" i7 Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer from Toshiba features a magnesium alloy enclosure for a durable, ultra-slim and ultraportable design. Measuring 0.70" thin and weighing just 2.97 pounds, the Toshiba KIRAbook embodies the very definition of an Ultrabook. The Toshiba KIRAbook also features a stabilizing hinge to minimize screen movement while you're using the KIRAbook.
One of the most notable features of the Toshiba KIRAbook is its screen. The 13.3" PixelPure LED-backlit display has a large 2560 x 1440 native resolution, resulting in 221 pixels per inch (ppi). The display is also a capacitive touchscreen with 10-point touch support so you'll be able to utilize all the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8 Pro. Since the screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, it supports Full HD 1080p video playback natively. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port or using Intel Wireless Display (WiDi).
The Toshiba KIRAbook comes with full versions of Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop Elements preloaded. Adobe Premiere Elements allow you to add professional quality effects and utilize powerful video editing options to create your own personal home movies. Adobe Photoshop Elements gives you the options to enhance photos, create digital photo albums and even combine different photos for customized unique images.
Also preloaded with the Toshiba KIRAbook is a 2-year Norton subscription, consisting of Norton Internet Security, Anti-Theft and Online Backup. Norton Internet Security scans your KIRAbook to identify and eliminate online threats. Norton Anti-Theft provides locates, tracks and locks your KIRAbook in the event it is stolen. Norton Online Backup automatically backs up your important files to Norton's secured online data centers.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-3537U processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, a multi-format media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound technology.
Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 Pro introduces a redesigned Start Screen with tiles that update in real-time. Windows 8 Pro also focuses on cloud storage as well as offers various apps through the Windows Store. Windows 8 Pro also focuses on data security. Bitlocker drive encryption helps protect sensitive data. SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the Internet. Windows 8 Pro provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
The Toshiba KIRAbook features a 13.3" WQHD LED-backlit display. Its 2560 x 1440 native resolution provides up to 90% more pixel density than traditional high definition resolutions. With 221 pixels per inch (ppi), you'll be able to experience sharp text, detailed picture quality and vibrant color. The screen is also a capacitive touchscreen so you'll be able utilize all the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8 Pro. The screen is also made of Corning Concore Glass for added durability. Since the screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, you'll be able to play Full HD 1080p video content natively. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port
Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
The Toshiba KIRAbook houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3537U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.0GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
With a magnesium alloy enclosure, the Toshiba KIRAbook measures 0.70" thin and weighs just 2.97 pounds. The KIRAbook also features a stabilizing hinge to keep the screen in place while you type and navigate through Windows 8 Pro
harman/kardon Stereo Speakers with DTS Studio Sound
The built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers on the Toshiba KIRAbook provide good sound quality, thanks to DTS Studio Sound technology. If you prefer headphones for some privacy, you can plug them into the 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack. The combo jack also utilizes Toshiba Sleep and Music, which allows you to play music from an MP3 player through the KIRAbook's speakers even when the KIRAbook is not turned on
Intel Wireless Display
The 13.3" LED-backlit widescreen display works great while on the road, but the Toshiba KIRAbook also lets you stream content to your HDTV wirelessly. With built-in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology in the Toshiba KIRAbook, you can view all your photos and videos wirelessly on an Intel WiDi compatible external display. You can also use displays without built-in Intel WiDi technology by using an optional TV adapter, such as the Netgear Push2TV (sold separately). Experience all your content in full 1080p HD on your big-screen HDTV
Frameless LED-Backlit Keyboard
The keyboard on the Toshiba KIRAbook features a frameless design. Each key is LED-backlit so you'll be able to type in low-lit environments. Additionally, the contour of each key was designed for maximum typing comfort
The Toshiba KIRAbook utilizes 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi so you'll be able to connect to wireless networks with ease. Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also included, which allows you to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and accessories
Adobe Premiere Elements
Adobe Premiere Elements provide you with the tools you need to make your own personal home movies. Choose from a wide selection of automated options. If you would rather customize your videos, you can choose to add professional quality effects, slow or speed up action shots, adjust color and more. You can also share your videos by uploading directly to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop Elements gives you the options to edit your photos. Choose from flexible themed layouts, use high quality enhancements, combine different photos and more. You can also upload your edited photos directly to Facebook and other social media networks as well as send a photo album via email to family and friends
2-Year Norton Internet Security
Norton Internet Security scans your KIRAbook to identify and eliminate online threats so you can bank, shop and socialize securely without worrying about "phishing" and identify theft threats
2-Year Norton Anti-Theft
Norton Anti-Theft instantly locates, follows and locks your stolen KIRAbook to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information
2-Year Norton Online Backup
With Norton Online Backup, you will be able to automatically back your important files to Norton's secure online data centers. Your data will be safe in Norton's online data centers, thanks to their government-grade encryption
Windows 8 Pro
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 Pro introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8 Pro supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8 Pro allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more
To the Cloud
With Windows 8 Pro, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it