With its intense resolution display and stellar speakers, the Toshiba KIRAbook makes an excellent portable media device, and can handle everyday work with ease as well. The sleek, compact design makes it a good option for on-the-go users who will find it good for traveling, and the solid build quality means it should survive trips for a long time to come.
Of course, one of the main reasons to purchase the KIRAbook instead of a slightly less expensive ultraportable laptop is the 13-inch screen packed with that impressive 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. Combine that greater-than-HD screen with the battery-friendly Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a fast 256GB solid state drive and you’ve got a reasonably impressive laptop at a fair price.
Despite a few minor flaws such as the frustrating trackpad responsiveness and the fact this ultrabook is a little bit pricey, the KIRAbook still makes a worthwhile addition to the ultrabook scene.
- Hi-res screen
- Good port selection for an Ultrabook
- Very portable and stylish
- Dim screen
- Slick keyboard
- Frustrating trackpad