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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Kirabook is Toshiba's best ultraportable to date, but it's still not quite good enough -- at least not at this price.

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Pros
  • Brilliant, 2,560 x 1,440 screen
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Generous warranty, software package
  • Fast boot-up
Cons
  • Exceptionally loud fan
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Expensive, touchscreen not standard

Reviews

68
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 13

50
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
System RAM
Pointing device
Ultraportable
13.322
Other
Windows
Core i5
81
Trackpad

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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

30
kellymike
Kira book has had strange problems since I got it with cursor jumping around...read more
70
marc
The KIRAbook is something of a mixed bag. While it has the best display currently...read more
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