KIRA Reveals The Luxurious Side Of Toshiba

                  KIRA Reveals The Luxurious Side Of Toshiba

Company Introduces 13-inch KIRAbook with PixelPure Ultra-High Resolution
Display and Striking Ultraportable Design; Showcases Toshiba's Commitment to
Engineering Innovation and VIP Customer Service

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., April 18, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Toshiba's Digital Products
Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today
introduced KIRA™, a new premium brand for consumers. The first device to
launch under the brand is KIRAbook™, an all-new Ultrabook™ featuring the
company's first ultra-high resolution PixelPure™ display and a striking new
lightweight and compact design precision engineered with AZ91 pressed
magnesium alloy. KIRAbook embodies the elegant nature of the new brand with a
striking industrial design, premium build materials and an exceptional overall
experience with a two-year warranty[1], plus complimentary Platinum service
and support. KIRAbook will make its debut in the U.S. market in early May.


"At the core of the KIRA brand are products derived from inspired
engineering," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Products that will
carry the KIRA name will be more than a collection of the latest hardware
technologies, but a statement of craftsmanship, fit and finish, and features
built for the consumer's benefit, not technology's sake."

A Sensory Experience

KIRAbook is the first laptop from Toshiba to feature the ultra-high
resolution, factory color-calibrated PixelPure display. With a native
resolution of 2560 x 1440, KIRAbook delivers 221 pixels per inch to the
device's 13.3-inch diagonal display[2] – a 90-percent increase over standard
HD displays – resulting in razor-sharp clarity for text and a crystal clear
view of photos, movies, games and more. Offered in both standard and
touchscreen display configurations, KIRAbook's touchscreen models utilize
Corning® Concore™ Glass, which offers damage resistance and a smooth, 10-point
multi-touch surface to navigate the Windows 8 experience. To complement the
display's broad range of true-to-life colors, KIRAbook also includes Adobe®
Photoshop® Elements 11 and Premiere® Elements 11 software, so photo and video
enthusiasts can master their creations quickly and seamlessly.

KIRAbook's sound system offers a luxurious listening experience. Equipped with
high-quality stereo speakers by Harman Kardon®, a leader in premium audio, and
complemented by audio processing by DTS®, KIRAbook marks an achievement in
high-fidelity sound quality in the thin-and-light category.

Inspired Engineering

KIRAbook is the only Ultrabook of its kind to be constructed with AZ91 pressed
magnesium alloy and a honeycomb-base. One hundred percent stronger than
aluminum alloy[3], the use of AZ91 enables KIRAbook to maintain lightness with
a styling edge. A manufacturing technique commonly used in aerospace
engineering, honeycomb reinforcement is applied to key pressure point areas of
the device such as the palm rest area to achieve a higher grade of durability
and rigidity.

On the inside, KIRAbook features Toshiba's AirFlow II technology, a thin
multi-phase fan cooling system, as well as a stabilizing hinge that increases
the resilience of the lid when opening and closing the laptop and reduces
screen bounce for touchscreen use. A high-capacity Li-Polymer battery is
incorporated to let users work unplugged throughout the day with a long
battery life rating, while a 256GB Solid State Drive[4] and 8GB of 1600 MHz
memory[5] produce a fast and responsive experience. KIRAbook is powered by 3rd
generation Intel® Core™ processors[6].

Craftsmanship in Design

With KIRAbook, Toshiba achieved an all-new level of ultraportable design.
Featuring clean lines and elegantly rounded edges, the device has a starting
weight of a scant 2.6-pounds[7] and stands at an ultra-slim 0.7 inches,
amazingly fitting its 13.3-inch display into an extremely compact body. The
design also includes a sleek frameless LED backlit keyboard, making life
easier while on-the-go.

Complimentary Platinum Service and Support

KIRAbook comes standard with Toshiba's Platinum Service & Support, turning
owners into Toshiba VIPs. Customers will enjoy premium perks, including a
two-year 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.

Protect the Stuff that Matters

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

Pricing and Availability

The KIRAbook will be available for pre-order on May 3, 2013 and for purchase
on May 12 at,, Microsoft Store, B&H and Adorama, and
direct from Toshiba at

Three configurations will be available ranging from $1,599.99 MSRP[8] to
$1,999.99 MSRP, featuring Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units:
Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication
Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products,
services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers;
televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and
portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing
markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems
with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. 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

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today
operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with
202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen
(US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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[1] Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty,
and extended warranty and service upgrade plans are available at

[2] 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

[3] A6063 aluminum alloy

[4] Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB)
means 10^9 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive
Capacity Legal Footnote at

[5] Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at

[6] Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at

[7] Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at

[8] Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Price."

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