Toshiba’s new Kira Ultrabook promises 22 hours of use on a single charge


We praised Toshiba’s last flagship Ultrabook for its brilliant screen and speedy boot-up time, but the company’s newest Kirabook has a notable new feature — an estimated 22 hours of battery life. Intel’s new Haswell chips may have shifted our expectations of what we expect laptops can deliver battery-wise, but almost running a whole day remains an impressive feat. That’s Toshiba’s claim for its new Dynabook KIRA V654, which sidesteps touch compatibility on its 13-inch 1, 366 x 768 resolution screen to add to the battery savings and weighs in at just 1.12kg. Alongside an additional high-resolution model (2, 560 x 1, 440), if you simply must have swipeable screens on your Windows 8 machine, there’s also the similarly-sized Dynabook Kira V834, although that model will only manage a paltry 14 hours of work and / or play. (We kid.) The two machines will launch in Japan on 20th November, with the touch-capable V834 starting at 153, 000 yen ($1, 530), while the endurance-specialized V634 will start at 144, 000 yen (roughly $1, 446). As is often the way with these made-in-Japan PCs, there’s no word on whether the rest of the world will get to see either model yet, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything from Toshiba. Filed under: Laptops Comments Via: Engadget Japanese Source: Toshiba

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Toshiba’s new Kira Ultrabook promises 22 hours of use on a single charge


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