Toshiba unveiled a new line of laptops called Kirabook, the first Windows Ultrabook that comes with 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 display, 256GB of SSD, 8GB RAM and Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. While the specs directly competes with Apple MacBook Pro Retina models, how about the build quality and design? Early hands on videos from Engadget, The Verge, etc, seems hugely positive about these premium devices.
Where else to start but with that WQHD display? The minute we saw it, we knew this wasn’t your garden-variety 1,366 x 768 panel. Everything is sharper — even the lettering on the Start Menu — though we would have just as easily assumed this was a 1,920 x 1,080 panel.
Whether or not the Kirabook sells at MacBook Air levels is less important than what the device represents, though. This is the first truly premium Windows 8 laptop we’ve seen in a long time, competitive across every spec and feature with the best of what Apple can offer.