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Toshiba's Dynabook Kira Has 22 Hour Battery Life

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Toshiba's latest Dynabook is a Haswell machine with a battery life to die for.

Whether it's our phones, our tablets, or our laptops, our mobile devices always seem to die long before we deem acceptable. This issue becomes especially hard to ignore as mobile technology evolves and our devices become capable of more.

Toshiba is hoping to address the issue of laptop battery life with the latest addition to its laptop portfolio. The company today introduced the Kira Dynabook, an ultra book that claims to have a whopping 22 hours of battery life. Seriously.

The Kira appears on Toshiba's Japanese website, and has not yet been officially announced in North America. Going by what's available via Toshiba Japan, we know that the Kita packs a 13.3-inch display with either a 1366 x 768 or a 2560 x 1440 resolution (your choice, though the 22-hour battery refers to the lower resolution model).

There's also a 128 GB SSD, Intel's Core i5-4200U clocked at 1.60 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, harman/kardon speakers, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. What isn't listed is the size of the battery that's supposed to deliver the reported 22 hours of battery. What we do know is that it's not user-replaceable.

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    vmem , November 19, 2013 10:04 AM
    non-user-replacable battery in an otherwise average (specs wise) ultrabook aiming for the high-end premium market (likely due to the Kirabook name). looking at the competition in the ~$1500 ultrabook sector, all the other ultrabooks seem to look thinner in picture. so my bet would be that Toshiba stuffed a giant battery into this, filling up every crevious of space available. I wouldn't be surprised if nothing is user-replacable in this device
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    vmem , November 19, 2013 10:29 AM
    my friend's half-sister makes $83/hr on the internet. She has been out of work for 10 months but last month her income was $17342 just working on the internet for a few hours. linked here .....................................


    you know, to make $17342 in a month at $83/hr, those 'few ours' on the internet turns out to be 209 hours. assuming a 30-day month with 4 weekends, 209 hours in 22 work days is 9.5 hours of working in front of a computer a day.

    there are many other problems with your claims, but well, doing some math helps :D 
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    Vorador2 , November 19, 2013 10:56 AM
    Only 128 Gb SSD? That's so 2012.
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    Blazer1985 , November 19, 2013 3:02 PM
    Oh well, mine has 2 years of battery life. When off.
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    tomfreak , November 19, 2013 6:05 PM
    NON user replaceable battery.....................

    my old laptop last 8yrs and still going strong, the only thing dint go that long is battery.