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Toshiba Upgrades KIRAbook with 4th Generation Intel Processors

CES 2014, LVCC Central Hall Booth #10926 – 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” processors1, delivering faster performance, better graphics and a longer battery life rating up to nine hours2. The updated KIRAbook will maintain its original ultra-high resolution PixelPure™ display, sleek and lightweight design and resilient AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy build.

Toshiba has updated its high-end KIRAbook with 4th generation Intel Core processors ("Haswell"), del ...

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. (Photo: Business Wire)

“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 display3 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 pounds4 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 alloy5, 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 drive6 and 8GB of 1600 MHz memory7 offer up a fast and responsive experience.

Platinum Service, Support and Protection

KIRAbook comes standard with Toshiba’s Platinum Service & Support8, 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 MSRP9.

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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 us.toshiba.com.

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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2014 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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 Memory. 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.”

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