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Toshiba unveils new high-end ultrabook

Toshiba has pulled the wraps off a new series of notebook computer called the KIRAbook. The machine is an all-new ultrabook promising a lightweight and compact design thanks to its magnesium alloy chassis.

The 2.6-lb machine has a 13-inch PixelPure display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (221 pixels per inch). Toshiba promises that the screen delivers razor-sharp clarity for text, photos, movies, games, and other content types. The KIRAbook will be available in standard, and touch screen versions -- the touch screen version of the ultrabook supports 10-points of touch and Windows 8 gestures.


Toshiba says that a high-capacity lithium polymer battery promising all-day battery life, while storage duties are handled by a 256 GB SSD. The ultrabook will offer 8 GB of 1600 MHz memory and a range of third generation Intel Core processors.
 
Pre-orders for the KIRAbook will kick off on May 3 with purchases starting May 12 online. Pricing begins at $1599 and goes up to $1999 depending on the processor chosen.
 
The KIRAbook joins other high-resolution 13” notebooks like the 13” Retina MacBook Pro and the 13” Google Chromebook Pixel.

Sources: Toshiba, The Verge



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RE: Brilliant
By retrospooty on 4/17/2013 3:24:25 PM , Rating: 2
Again, this isn't a cheapo $500 laptop for the average user and having higher than 1366x768 does make a difference. It makes a bbig difference in sharpness/clarity and it makes a HUGE difference in screen real-estate. For those with not so great eyesight, the sharpness/clarity issue goes away, but real estate is real estate. For example... Just Launching Excel 2010 full screen on my 1920x1080 I see 28 columns and 43 rows. At 1366x768 I see 20 columns and 27 rows. That alone makes it worth it. I cant believe you are arguing in favor of lousy display resolution. FFS, I agree 2560 x 1440 is overkill, but 1366x768 is ridiculous.


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