Toshiba has once again updated its line of laptops premiumnyh model that was the name of Kira. She has all the attributes of a solid ultrabook as expensive external design, the minimum thickness of the shell, and powerful components. Highlights of this high 13.3-inch display.
As you would expect in this class, the body of the model is made of metal. Aluminum top cover, and everything else magnesium alloy chassis. The build quality is high. The total weight of novelty is only 1.35 kg. The cover has a small ledge under the finger and smooth face, so it will not catch too convenient. Lifting it we find Chiclet keyboard without a separate numeric keypad, allowing it to maintain a more or less normal size buttons.
Of course, the keyboard can not be called ideal ergonomics, but enjoy it relatively comfortable. The key travel is soft and smooth, there are lights. A series of standard function keys combined with buttons and media controls settings. As close to the keyboard is the panel of the touchpad. It has no physical buttons that have become commonplace. All standard interfaces located on the ends of the shell. The set includes three ports USB, HDMI (C-type), 3,5-mm audio port, and a card reader for SD. Couple of USB ports are located very close to each other that can sometimes cause problems. The power button is in the upper right corner. She has the right activity LED WiFi.
13,3-inch IPS panel has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which provides excellent image clarity. Brightness enough to work outdoors on a sunny day, a great rendition, too. The viewing angle is 176 degrees. The proportions of the screen is not quite standard – 16:9. To fully support Windows 8.1 has a touch interface with good sensitivity. In general, the screen deserves the highest praise.
Toshiba Kira uses the processor Intel Core i7 1.8 GHz complete with energy-efficient HD Graphics 4400 graphics card. RAM volume is as much as 8 GB, and for permanent storage is SSD 256 GB . No optical drive. Sounding speakers are not too impressive depth and volume. In comparison, even the MacBook Air, it appears pale.
Ultrabook comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. The native resolution of the display some UI elements are too small. The kit also includes standard software Desktop Assist, PC Health Monitor, and the app to quickly change the screen resolution and display battery.
Low space model is the lack of discrete graphics, so gamers will be disappointed. Although its presence would significantly increase the price. When you start Goat Simulator at a maximum resolution 2560 x 1440 there is a noticeable braking. In the transition to 1920 x 1080 performance leaves much to be desired. At the same time to work with graphics and lots of web pages of power enough for the eyes.
Compact housing has high requirements for cooling components. Even with simple fans produce discernible noise under load increases.
Despite the rather powerful components battery lifetime is not very bad. When used with an average intensity of a single charge lasted for 9:00. This result was obtained in the room. On the street where the display will be brighter, this figure is reduced.
– gorgeous screen
– quality materials
– light weight and thickness
– good endurance
– noisy cooling system
– faint sound
– no discrete graphics
The main advantage over competitors Toshiba Kira is an excellent screen. The other characteristics were forced to make compromises due to the small size of the housing. The consequence of that was an excessive noise, poor sound speakers, and not the most comfortable keyboard. In general, a good all-Toshiba device for daily needs, but all the spoils too high a price of $ 2189.