Toshiba Upgrades Kirabook With 4th Generation Intel Processors

"High-end Ultrabook™ Gets a Boost in Performance and Longer Battery Life;
Starts at a New Lower Price of $1499"

LAS VEGAS, CES 2014, LVCC Central Hall Booth #10926 - Jan. 6, 2014

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced it has upgraded its premium KIRAbook® Ultrabook™ with 4th generation Intel® Core™ "Haswell" processors , delivering faster performance, better graphics and a longer battery life rating up to nine hours . The updated KIRAbook will maintain its original ultra-high resolution PixelPure™ display, sleek and lightweight design and resilient AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy build.

New Highlights

  • Toshiba has updated its high-end KIRAbook with 4th generation Intel Core processors ("Haswell"), delivering faster performance, great graphics performance and a longer battery life rating of up to nine hours.
  • Starting at a new lower price of $1,499.99, KIRAbook features a brilliant high-resolution 2560x1440 PixelPure™ display, premium featherweight design and Toshiba's exclusive Platinum Service & Support.

"KIRAbook continues to be one of the best ultraportable Windows laptops on the market, complete with an included premium support package," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Adding more performance and battery life just complements our goal of delivering a premium PC born out of refined design and built for demanding tasks."

Brilliant Display, Best-in-class Design and Superb Performance

KIRAbook's 13.3-inch diagonal ultra-high resolution, factory color-calibrated PixelPure display offers a resolution of 2560x1440 to deliver intensely vivid text and images, making this Ultrabook ideal for viewing photos and movies, playing games and reading documents. This brilliant screen - available in both non-touch and touch options - also lends itself perfectly to the complimentary photo and video editing software - Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11 and Premiere® Elements 11 - Toshiba pre-packages on each KIRAbook. To further enhance the movie-watching experience, KIRAbook is also equipped with high-quality Harman Kardon® stereo speakers that have undergone further audio processing by DTS® to deliver best-in-class sound quality.

KIRAbook was designed to be extremely portable and durable, weighing merely 2.6 pounds and sporting a profile of 0.7 inches, promoting productivity while on-the-go. Knowing that consumers will be transporting this device around, KIRAbook was also built to be extremely durable. Its touchscreen models utilize Corning® Concore™ Glass to offer damage resistance, while the body of all models is comprised of AZ91 magnesium alloy, which is one hundred percent stronger than certain aluminum alloy , and a honeycomb-base, which increases durability and rigidity.

The inclusion of Intel's latest processing technology enables the second-generation KIRAbook to provide consumers with best-in-class performance and up to nine hours from its high-capacity Li-Polymer battery. Additionally, the Ultrabook's 256GB solid state drive and 8GB of 1600 MHz memory offer up a fast and responsive experience.

Platinum Service, Support and Protection

KIRAbook comes standard with Toshiba's Platinum Service & Support , turning owners into Toshiba VIPs. Customers will enjoy premium perks, including a two-year limited warranty, 24x7 phone support, plus access to dedicated U.S.-based agents, rapid repair, set-up assistance, annual tune-ups and more at no additional cost. KIRAbook also features a complimentary two-year subscription to a custom suite of industry-leading security products from Symantec, including Norton Internet Security, Norton Anti-Theft and Norton Online Backup, providing 25GB of online storage.

Pricing and Availability

The new KIRAbook will be available for purchase in mid-February 2014 at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Microsoft Store, B&H and Adorama, and direct from Toshiba starting at $1,499.99 MSRP.9

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of five business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Telecommunication Systems Division and Industrial Solutions & Services Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including award-winning notebook computers, tablets, branded storage products, digital display solutions and cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications; and IoT solution development, data analytics and IT services. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$5 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit us.toshiba.co.jp

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  1. Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
  2. Battery Life Rating. Measured by MobileMark® 2012 for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life may vary. See Battery Life Rating Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
  3. Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
  4. Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
  5. A6063 aluminum alloy
  6. Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
  7. emory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
  8. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, and extended warranty and service upgrade plans are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com
  9. Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."