Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Toshiba Kirabook takes aim at Retina MacBook Pro

updated 09:17 am EDT, Wed April 17, 2013

Pixel density rivals Retina MacBook

Toshiba has introduced a new premium notebook brand, labeled Kira, that brings one the first Windows 8 portables to rival the Retina MacBook Pro's pixel density. The Kirabook features a 13.3-inch display with 2560x1440 resolution, equating to 221 pixels per inch but falling just short of the 1560x1600 spread on Apple's 13-inch Retina notebook, as noted by The Next Web.

Google earlier this year took aim at Apple's high-end notebook, releasing the 12.85-inch Chromebook Pixel with a 2560x1700 touchscreen, though Chrome OS has yet to make a large dent in the market dominated by Mac and Windows machines. Samsung also promised a 2560x1440 display in an upcoming Series 9 notebook, however the device has yet to arrive on the market.

Toshiba also chose to offer the Kirabook with an optional touchscreen, while a 0.7-inch thick magnesium-alloy housing utilizes a honeycomb structure to help keep the weight down to 2.6 pounds. Other features include Harmon Kardon speakers, a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and a choice between Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The Kirabook is expected to arrive on May 12, after pre-orders begin on May 3, with prices ranging from $1600 to $2000 depending on configuration options.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Patriot Fuel+ 6000 and 9000mAh batteries

Mobile device batteries are better than they used to be, but there's always a scenario where users could use more juice. Upgrade manuf ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News