Toshiba's Kirabook Brings 2560 by 1440 Resolution to Windows Notebook
The matter of display resolutions for notebooks is somewhat of a contentious topic. Many, including Linus Torvalds, have asked for 2560 x 1600 to become the default resolution seeing that even tablets are able to meet the standard. But we still see manufacturers rolling out notebooks with 1920 x 1080 displays, or god forbid even screens with a 1366 x 768 resolution.
For now the Macbook Pro provides a "Retina Display" while the recently released Google Chromebook Pixel also has a display resolution of 2560 x 1700. Now the Toshiba Kirabook has been announced and the Windows notebook will have a 13.3-inch, 2560×1440 display. Though the resolution for the Kirabook may be slightly lower than both the Macbook Pro and the Pixel, it still easily surpasses common Windows ultrabook offerings.
The Toshiba Kirabook will come with an Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and a backlit keyboard which will be priced at US$1599. Users can upgrade to an i7 processor and a touchscreen model which will cost US$1999.