Toshiba computers have often been hit or miss with many users, but this latest addition will probably have you giving it a second look. The Kirabook is a 13-inch Ultrabook that seems to be a competitor to the MacBook Pro retina 13 inch. You’ll get a 2,560 x 1,440 (221 ppi) panel, a pressed magnesium housing and touchscreen input if you prefer. The screen has a 10-point Corning Concore sheet of glass for extreme multi-touch. And of course, it is a Windows machine and that will be housed on a 256GB SSD, supported by 8GB of 1,600 MHz RAM and third-gen Intel Core processors. There is also 25GB of cloud storage for sharing. When it hits the stores in May, it will launch with three different configurations starting at $1,599, rising to $1,999 if you want all the things that the kool kids that have been drinking Steve Jobs’ Kool Aid have.
Photography aside, many videographers and video editors have been considering a move to the Windows side of the world due to the customizable machines as just one point of complaint. Perhaps this may be a machine for the editor on the go. But we have to admit, when it comes to editing RAW video, 25 GB of storage in the cloud isn’t a whole lot.