Toshiba’s premier TV range at one point was its Qosmio range, but it seems that the eight pound multimedia beast is now something of a past artefact. In its place, is now the Kira luxury brand which has the trademark Harman Kardon speakers now but is much more slender and stunning to look at with a 13.3 inch screen and an overall weight of just three pounds.
Toshiba is obviously attempting to take on the MacBook Air which is a gold standard in the industry for lightweight laptops. In order to rival the aluminium rival, Toshiba has utilized magnesium alloy and made the claim that their product is 90% stronger and more durable than the Apple counterpart.
The Kirabook also is packed with an Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB solid state drive, 8GB of memory, but a heftier price tag of just over £2000. Some of this could be due to the fact that the Kirabook has a much more impressive screen and is in fact a touch screen to boot. This makes it a bit easier to adapt to the Windows 8 format which is of course the downfall of the laptop, because Windows 8 has pretty much been hated by everyone.
On the brighter side, the software package also offers Premier Elements and Adobe’s Photoshop for easy video and photo editing and the battery life of the Kirabook is well over seven hours. The 256GB might be too small for heavy video and photo storage, but this can be remedied a bit with an external hard drive and Toshiba makes a great 750GB external hard drive that will only cost a bit over £100 to supplement for quick backups and easy storage.