We were amazed at the new $1,300 Google Chromebook Pixel when it was launched and wondered where next for other manufacturers. Well it seems that Toshiba have been working on a response to the Chromebook Pixel laptop and they are calling it the Kirabook. This is basically an ultrabook with a thirteen inch screen, a 256 GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor, Chipset and HD Graphics, so this is a fully loaded laptop that will offer the buyer a choice in this very busy marketplace!
Therefore, the Kirabook, is a cool looking and high spec machine, but what exactly is under that shiny exterior? Let us take a further look, it has a 13.3 inch widescreen with WQHD Pixel Pure LED Backlit display and is Intel Wireless Display Ready offering a 2560 x 1440 of pixel resolution. It is going to be running the latest Windows 8 operating system and with be powered by the Intel Core i5-3337U dual core Processor. With support for the Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipset and the Mobile Intel HD Graphics card offering 64 MB to 1664 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.
On board, there is 8 GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory and a decent sized 256 GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) for storage purposes. Communications is in the form of the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 223 Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth V4.0. Other features include the built in HD web camera & microphone, one USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep and Charge, two fast connecting USB 3.0 ports and the ever useful HDMI output port. As for the weight it starts at 2.66 lbs with the Lithium Polymer (52Wh, 4-Cell) battery pack installed that Toshiba say will last up to 6.17 hours.
The price of the KIRAbook 13 i5 Ultrabook will start from around $1,600 and is available right now from Toshiba Direct and other online retailers.
Source: The Next Web