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Toshiba Kira ultrabook updated with new processor and longer battery life

Toshiba has updated its Kira ultrabook to include the latest Intel Broadwell processors, bringing enhanced battery life and processing power.

The update is purely to the internal hardware, with no external tweaks being made. But with battery life jumping from around 10 to 13 hours and performance likely to step up a little, there’s still enough here to keep things interesting.

The Kira has a Macbook Air-esque slim aluminium body but packs in a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution to its 13.3in frame. There’s also a PixelPure 2,560 x 1,440 model though that one sees a drop in battery life to 10.45 hours.

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Other internals include 256GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM and DTS Studio Sound. As for connectivity, there are three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI, SD card reader and dual-band Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.0.

While we may all be looking forward to the arrival of Windows 10, for now you’ll have to make do with Windows 8.1 which comes pre-installed on the Kira, in its 64-bit guise.

As for pricing, the Toshiba Kira 2015 model will retail for the same price as last years model, at £1,299. It’ll be hitting shop shelves from the end of February.

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