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Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the sound and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Toshiba Kirabook 13 / PSU8SU from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Views about the touchpad and sound are mixed.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba KIRAbook 13 i7 Touchscreen LaptopToshiba KIRAbook 13 i7 Touchscreen Laptop

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Kira-101

 

Toshiba's latest ultrabook has a killer screen but comes at a price

High-quality, high-resolution screen, Fast Core i7 processor, Smart-looking design, Good touchpad, Fantastic battery life

Lack of attention to detail, Middling integrated graphics, Average keyboard, Inconsistent screen scaling, High price

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Toshiba Kirabook review

 

Does the Toshiba Kirabook justify its high price?

Luscious body ; Great screen ; Harmon Kardon speakers

Very pricey ; Loud fans ; Only 256GB storage option

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Kira review

 

Laptops these days are statements of design as much as they are capable powerhouses able to crunch through almost any task you throw at them. The Toshiba Kira is the company's bash at high-end design, delivering a slim and capable machine packed with...

Fabulous screen, lots of power potential, quality materials in construction, decent battery life

Fan noise, pricey, small size keys, no discrete graphics, falls short of design potential, lacklustre audio

The Kira's star of the show is its 2560 x 1440 widescreen display. It's quite simply ace. It not only looks great but has exceptional viewing angles and this one feature puts the Toshiba of many of its competitors. It's in and around the same ballpark...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Toshiba Kira review

 

All's well that's Haswell for Toshiba's updated Ultrabook

Attractive design ; 'Retina' display ; Port selection ; Solid chassis

Expensive ; Dim display backlight ; Windows 8 scaling ; Lid flex

The Kira looks every bit its (slightly too expensive) price tag, but a dim display fails to make the most of its high resolution, which also frustrates due to Windows 8.1's scaling issues.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Kira-101 review

 

This Ultrabook has brilliant screen and build quality, but performance isn't up to scratch for the price

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba KIRA review

 

However, there were two notable exceptions to that rule – the 15.6-inch Satellite P50 with its eye-popping 4K display, and the 13.3-inch Kira-101, which Toshiba refers to as the 'ultimate Ultrabook'.

The Toshiba Kira cannot approach the outstanding battery life of its Apple rivals. It does manages to combine good overall speed and a high-resolution display with a truly ultraportable design. That's a difficult trick to pull off, and it makes the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Brown (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Kirabook review

 

So, Toshiba's luxurious Kirabook is the first Windows laptop to feature a display rivaling Apple's Retina technology. The Kirabook is also thinner and much lighter than Apple's Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display, and it's outfitted with a...

The audience Toshiba is pursuing with the Kirabook is the well-to-do professional who is willing to pay extra for high-end hardware and services. The Kirabook is the most beautiful Ultrabook to pass through our Test Centre, but its inability to drive a...

May, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba KIRAbook review

 

We go hands on with Toshiba's latest premium Ultrabook

There's no shortage of high-end Ultrabooks, but Toshiba's KIRAbook stands out as one to watch for 2014. With an ultra-high resolution screen at a very competitive price, the KIRAbook could be one of Toshiba's best laptops yet. Due to launch...

Expert review by : IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Toshiba Kira-101 review

 

A dead-ringer for a MacBook but can it match the performance?

High-resolution screen, Superb battery life

Screen scaling issues, Average keyboard, Performance not great, Expensive

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Toshiba Kira ultrabook review

 

Toshiba's new Kira range is designed to bring a bit of classback to the company's sometimes rather lacklustre Ultrabookoffering. At quick glance at its slim lines and metallic casingshow that it's on the right track, but can it justify itsexceptionally...

Sleek good looks, fine screen, fast processor, Solidly built,good battery life

Expensive, noisy fan, not significantly better than rivals

The Toshiba Kira is a beautiful looking lightweight slab of anUltrabook. It also has a terrific screen and fast processor butit's price very much marks it out as an exceptional device, andit's performance only places it among the best of its...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):52
Battery life (max):13 / 6.1 / 7.75
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Grey, Metallic / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Product colour:Black, Silver / Grey, Metallic / Silver
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.792
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ClickPad

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 10000
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-60 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2.2
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-3337U / I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-5200U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / F0 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:72055 / 75459 / 81016 / 85212
Processor code:SR0XL / SR170 / SR1EF / SR23Y
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader\nAdobe Premiere Elements 11\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 11\nNorton Internet Security / TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio Truelink+\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Resolution+ Upconvert Technology \nTOSHIBA Video Player\nInternet Explorer 10\nIntel Wireless Display 3.5\nIntel Rapid Start Technology\nIntel IPT Middleware\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Premiere Elements 11\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 11\nDTS Studio Sound\nNorton Online Backup\nNorton Internet Security\nNorton Anti-Theft
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.7
Height :1.78 / 1.79
Height (front):7.6
Height (rear):1.79
Power adapter depth:4.06
Power adapter height:2.79
Power adapter weight:181.4
Power adapter width:9.39
Weight:1.1 / 1.21 / 1.35
Width:31.6