Toshiba Trots Out "Luxurious" Kirabook Ultrabook Starting at $1,600

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GavinFarrington...

I've been waiting for an Ultrabook with that kind of resolution in the screen.  PLEASE tell me it's a quality IPS panel? Would love to have this for my mobile image processing.

 

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vrmlbasic

"Kirabook"? To a proper American tech enthusiast that's either a "euphemism" for the Death Note or an unpleasant reminder of their least favorite character from Deep Space 9.

I'm glad to see someone finally deciding that Apple was right, that mankind needs laptops to go higher than 1378*768 in screen resolution. 1600 bucks seems a bit steep, and I fear that I won't be getting what I paid for were I to buy one as the article, while touting other hardware specs, doesn't brag about a discreet GPU.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

For $1600, you can get an 17" gaming notebook, rather than an email and web browsing toy.

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eastbayrae

Glad to hear they made that display a touchscreen. I am hoping Apple will make the next MBP with one.

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wolfing

At these prices Ultrabooks will never take off.

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big_montana

Will never complain about Apple Mac Book Air pricing again. Apparently Toshiba has no plans of selling to many of these.

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Peanut Fox

It's possible there's lots of headroom in the pricing, and Toshiba just has it up there because there's no competition with this device in the Windows or Linux space. Generally speaking, people who want a Mac Book aren't that interested in the Windows platform to begin with, and there's little reason to try and "steal" those consumers away.

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eastbayrae

They won't have to sell many. Other OEM's will see it selling and duplicate it.

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