Toshiba’s Kira-10D is a thin-and-light ultra-portable Windows laptop. Toshiba has invested in quality components for this small notebook to provide a more premium product. The Air allusion is continued by the very shape of Toshiba Kira 10D. Its 13.3in display is a high-grade IPS type which gives superb image quality, and its full-HD res in this size means a higher 166 ppi pixel density for sharper text and graphics.
Toshiba Kira-10D has good processing reserves, more than you would expect of an ultrabook. When pushed its single fan would rev but mostly remained quiet. PCMark 8 scored the laptop with 3051 points in Home accelerated mode, an impressive result. Geekbench 3 unveiled more of the same – 3104 points for just one Turbo-boosted core, rising to 6348 points in quad-core mode with Hyper Threading.
Toshiba Kira-10D’s display quality is first-class, an excellent 800:1 contrast ratio and 100 percent sRGB coverage. Its color accuracy of just 0.61 Delta E was outstanding too. One deficit is backlight control though, low-rent PWM to reduce brightness, revealing flicker to sensitive eyes. Thanks to one of Intel’s better integrated efforts, HD Graphics 5500, this little laptop has entertainment value too. While Batman Arkham City at native 1920 x 1080 was beyond it (22 fps, Medium), winding down to 720p revealed an average of 43 fps, if dipping to 23 fps minimum.
Specifications Of Kira 10D
- 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080), 166 ppi IPS matt anti-glare display
- Windows 8.1
- 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-5500U (3 GHz Turbo) 2C, 4T
- Intel HD Graphics 5500
- 8 GB (1x 8 GB) 1600 MHz DDR3
- 256 GB mSATA SSD (Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCU)
- 802.11ac 2×2 (Intel Wireless-AC 7265)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3x USB 3.0
- HDMI 1.4
- SDXC card slot
- Stereo speakers
- 0.9 Mp webcam
- Dual mics
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- UK tiled keyboard with two-stage backlight
- Buttonless multi-touch trackpad, 104 x 59 mm
- 51 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery, non-removable
- 45 W mains charger with IEC C5 inlet
- 315 x 206 x 18.0 mm
- 1083 g
The Toshiba Kira-10D is a well-balanced premium ultra-portable, carrying off a great display, good magnesium build quality and a fast Core i7 processor.