Toshiba Kira-101 Ultrabook, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3" Touch Screen

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Kira. Toshiba's luxury Ultrabook combines aesthetics and capability to craft a magnificent portable computer that's beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use. Measuring under 20mm in height and weighing just 1.35kg, Kira features a stunning PixelPure WQHD touch screen, an Intel Core i7 processor and a 256GB solid state drive. Kira is well equipped for your computing needs without sacrificing portability.

PixelPure Display
Toshiba's PixelPure touch screen display features a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, or WQHD. With 221 pixels per inch, the Kira has 90% more pixels than HD and expertly calibrated colours, enabling it to display outstandingly clear, vibrant images, whether you're watch a movie, playing a game or taking in your own library of photos. Fingerprint-resistant Corning Concore glass will help you avoid blemishes or damage that can tarnish your view. Whatever the picture, Kira can bring it to life.

Impressive power
Packing a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, the Kira is stacked to take on difficult computing tasks. Intel's Core i7 can boost it's performance to take on more intensive tasks without suffering a drop in speed, while the large amount of RAM will make multitasking a breeze. Fourth generation processors from Intel use less power, saving your battery life and also improve security and graphical capabilities over previous generations. The addition of a 256GB solid state drive will ensure programs and documents load in seconds, and your Kira will turn on in rapid time.

Refined and robust
Sleek and lightweight, Kira has been carefully crafted to be portable without sacrificing core computing capability. It measures between 19.8mm and 9.5mm at its thinnest point and weighs in at a feather light 1.35kg, while a battery life of up to 9 hours will let you work away from power points for longer. Despite its elegance, Kira is incredibly strong. Made from pressed magnesium alloy with a honeycomb reinforcement around areas where the most pressure will be applied, it proves to be a reassuringly well-built machine.

Sound Alive with Harmon Kardon and DTS
Expertly tuned Harmon Kardon speakers give Kira a magnificent platform to deliver immersive sound. The custom speakers are paired with DTS Studio Sound technology to create an astonishing audio experience with deep, rich bass and crystal clear dialogue, bringing music, movies and and other audio to life.

The best in connectivity
Built-in b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi is just one example of the impressive connectivity technology found in Kira. When paired with an ac-compatible router, you'll be able to enjoy ultrafast wireless network connectivity. Three USB 3.0 ports with sleep and charge technology will enable fast transfer of data with USB 3.0 devices or let you charge devices like smartphones or tablets, even when Kira is turned off. An HD webcam and dual mics will help you communicate with friends and family across the globe through video chat programs with fantastic clarity.

Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity will help you wirelessly transfer files with other Bluetooth devices at high speeds and stream music and videos to other wireless devices. Finally, with an HDMI port and Intel WiDi technology, you can connect your Kira to a compatible high definition television, monitor or projector to show off your content on the big screen.

Software Included:
DTS Studio Sound
McAfee LiveSafe - Protects ALL your devices (complimentary 30 day subscription)
Microsoft Office - 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
TOSHIBA Desktop Assist
TOSHIBA Display Utility
TOSHIBA Eco Utility
TOSHIBA Function Key
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
TOSHIBA Resolution+
TOSHIBA Smart View Utility
TOSHIBA Split Screen Utility
TOSHIBA System Settings

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Accessories Included
AC adaptor, user documentation
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 9 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
0.9 megapixel
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H19.8 x W316 x D207 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Brushed silver metal
4th Generation
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
256GB solid state drive
Backlit tiled keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
SD card slot
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Filter
Windows 8
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
3x USB 3.0, 1x Micro HDMI
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-core Intel Core i7-4500U
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
1.8GHz to 3.0GHz with Turbo Boost
Processor Type Information Also called CPU (central processing unit) is the circuitry within a computer/laptop/tablet. It carries out the basic instructions that drive a computer/laptop/tablet.
Intel Core i7
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
2560 x 1440 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen sizes (Laptops)
12.1" to 14"
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition Information Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
YES- Intel Voice Assistant
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
YES- Intel WiDi
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/g/n/ac


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