toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.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 MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

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

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented