KIRA is the result of exceptional craftmanship and performance, brought together in an inspired 33.8 cm (13.3") design that's a pleasure to use and carry. With a featherlight weight starting at...
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Toshiba medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 10GB. At 16 gigabytes, the KIRA-107 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The KIRA-107 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the KIRA-107 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B5400 (2.5GHz).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Toshiba KIRA-107 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been available for more than a year. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the KIRA-107 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The KIRA-107 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the KIRA-107 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.
We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 13Z940 ($743.96) is also worth considering.
SSD Storage Medium
The Toshiba KIRA-107 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the KIRA-107.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
If the storage medium of this Toshiba portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).
Fairly Long Battery Life
The Toshiba KIRA-107 has one of the longer battery lifes (11.8 hours) amongst laptops of this age. The shortest battery life of laptops that are a similar age to the KIRA-107 is 2.5h and the longest is 33h.
If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo L540 (12h) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The Toshiba KIRA-107 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. The best processor family of all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the KIRA-107 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the KIRA-107, the Toshiba KIRA-107 has a front camera.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The KIRA-107 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the KIRA-107 have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity, including the KIRA-107 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 3.1MB. The Toshiba KIRA-107 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the Toshiba KIRA-107 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. The average display brightness of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the KIRA-107 is 270 cd/m².
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
The average weight of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Toshiba KIRA-107 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the KIRA-107 amongst portable PCs of this age.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the EliteBook 820 (1.3kg), or the EliteBook 820 ($1,335.60) (1.3kg) both from HP.
At only 316 millimeters, the KIRA-107 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the KIRA-107. The narrowest laptop that is a comparable age to the KIRA-107 is 210mm wide and the widest is 430mm.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the KIRA-107 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba KIRA-107 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the KIRA-107 is 10" and the biggest is 18".
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The Toshiba KIRA-107 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the KIRA-107. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the KIRA-107 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640 (320GB).
Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate
The average maximum WiFi data rate of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the KIRA-107 is 490 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. At only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba KIRA-107 has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the KIRA-107 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the KIRA-107 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the KIRA-107.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this laptop was released.
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Supervisor, User
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video