Toshiba launches 'shining light' Kira (+ 24 photos)
- 08 May, 2013 13:19
Electronics manufacturer, Toshiba, has launched a range of nearly 30 new computing devices inspired by its “precision in every detail” motto.
This includes new tablets, all-in-ones, gaming notebook, and other devices, all of which have new designs.
At the forefront is its new flagship ultrabook named Kira (meaning ‘shining light’ in Japanese), which promises “luxury computing”. The device is available in four models (PSU7FA 00Y00L, 01700K, 00X00K, and 00H00K) running Intel Core i5 processors, with the PSU7FA 00X00K housing an i7.
Each is built with a 13.3-inch screen with a 2560x1400 Pixel Pure HD resolution; three are touch-capacitive, with the entry-level model lacking the feature. The display is able to produce bright and vibrant colour, and while it is reflective, users can experience comfortable viewing in bright conditions.
Inside each model is a 256GB solid state drive (SSD) accompanied by 8GB of RAM.
The entry 00Y00L ships with Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, while the other models have Windows 8 Pro.
Other features include three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, HD webcam, stereo and microphone ports, HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, support for 802.11 a/g/n, Intel WiDi, and Harman Kardon speakers.
Kira is built from magnesium alloy with a honeycomb structure. According to Toshiba, this ensures the device is able to remain durable, thin and light (weighing 1.2 to 1.4kg).
The Toshiba Kira is priced from $1799 to $2199. The cheapest touch model comes in at $1999.