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.