The Resolution War Is On!
First, there was the Retina display of the MacBook Pro, then came the Chromebook Pixel with its 4.3 million pixels. Now, Windows users will finally have something they can feast their eyes on, thanks to Toshiba’s latest Kirabook, which boasts a 2560 x 1440 resolution in a 13.3-inch display.
In addition to packing serious eye candy, the Kirabook also comes with touch capabilities, 3rd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and utilizes SSD for better storage efficiency. Sources indicate that the Kirabook’s thickness at 0.7-inch is nestled somewhere between the Pixel and the 'Retina' MacBook Pro, but it will be considerably lighter than the two at only 2.6 pounds.
Ars Technica reports that the laptop will be available for pre-order starting May 3 and will start shipping on May 12, 2013. So now, it’s just a matter of playing the waiting game to see when the Toshiba Kirabook will reach our shores.
Are higher resolution screens paramount to notebook evolution or just another gimmick for sales? Do let us know what you think over at the HardwareZone Malaysia forums. Be prepared for some heated debates.
Source: Ars Technica