are we really hopeless devotees of super high resolution displays? we suspect so, else why there seem to be a brewing pixel race? in any case, for all pixel junkies, Toshiba has something for you: the Toshiba KIRAbook, an all-new Ultrabook fitted with the firm’s first ultra-high resolution PixelPure display. the display touted a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, stuffing 221 ppi on a compact 13.3-inch display. on paper, that’s one heck of display that’s guarantee to make you weep. available in standard and touchscreen models, the touchscreen version features Corning Concore Glass for damage resistance and 10-point multitouch surface for a true Windows 8 experience. the KIRAbook is marketed by the Japanese firm as a ‘premium brand for consumers’ and as such you can expect pretty design, including a magnesium alloy construction and a honeycomb reinforcement applied at key ‘stress’ area for added strength and durability.
other features include up to Intel Core i7 processor (3rd-gen, no less), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Toshiba’s AirFlow II technology, a sleek frameless LED backlit keyboard, a Harman Kardon stereo speakers, DTS audio processing, and a high-capacity lithium polymer battery. along with a beautiful hardware that weights in at just 2.6 pounds and measures 0.7 inches, Toshiba is also offering a slew of software including Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, Premiere Elements 11, and a two-year subscription to custom suite of security products from Symantec that includes Norton Internet Security, Norton Anti-Theft as well as Norton Online Backup with 25GB of online storage. slated to hit the US market this May, the KIRAbook will be offered in three configurations with price ranging from $1,599.99 to $1,999.99.