Toshiba Dynabook KIRA L93 is a “7-in-1″ convertible PC

Toshiba introduced a 5-in-1 PC concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Now the company has added a few new modes on the computer and launched it as a real product… in Japan.

There’s no word on whether the Toshiba Dynabook KIRA L93 will be available for purchase outside of Toshiba’s home country anytime soon.

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So what exactly makes this a 7-in-1 device?

Like many 2-in-1 systems, you can use the Toshiba Dynabook KIRA L93 as a laptop or detach the keyboard and use it as a tablet. But the keyboard is only a part of the laptop base. Take it away and there’s still a flap that you can use as a kickstand.

That lets you use the prop up the system in a variety of ways, including:

  • Notebook mode: You know what this looks like.
  • Tablet mode: Fold back the flap and hold the system like a tablet.
  • Desktop mode:  Prop up the display like a PC monitor and place the keyboard in front.
  • Canvas mode:  Use the kickstand to position the tablet at a 30 degree angle (or so) for writing or drawing.
  • Flat mode: Just fold the whole thing down flat… for whatever reason.
  • Tent mode: Fold the screen back over the keyboard and prop it up like a tent for watching videos or interacting with the touchscreen.
  • Stand mode: Take off the keyboard and use the base as a kickstand like you would in Desktop mode, but ignore the keyboard and use the PC as if it were in tent mode.

Arguably, there’s little different in how you would use the system in Desktop, Tent, and Stand modes… and I’m not really sure why you’d ever use the system in Flat mode. But the design of the Dynabook KIRA L93 certainly makes the system more versatile than most convertibles.

It’s also a reasonably powerful computer, with a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, an Intel Core i5-4210y Haswell processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, and Windows 8.1 64-bit software.

It supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and includes Harmon Kardon speakers.

The system has a dual-digitizer setup with support for finger input as well as precise, pressure-sensitive input from a digital pen.

Toshiba plans to begin selling the Dynabook KIRA L93 in Japan in late June.

  • Sam Curcio

    The USA misses out on some interesting products.

    • CyberGusa

      True but that’s because we’re not as gadget friendly a market as countries like Japan… Even flip phones won’t die over there…

  • Michael Thompson

    …Basically just one mode: Marketing Mode

  • Keith

    It’s a floor wax! It’s a dessert topping!

  • patstar5

    Fail The acer r7 was neat but you do not put the keyboard at the edge of the computer and the touchpad where they keyboard should be. Idk if the toshiba even has a touchpad but it would be good as aio with keyboard and mouse.

  • mena

    Just lovely, a trackpoint and no trackpad, other than that if only it didn’t break in half..

    • zdanee

      I think a good trackpoint is better than a touchpad. My Thinkpad X60 was way more handy than any touchpad-ridden ultrabook. But this 7-in-1 is just pure crazy. I can open my notebook to 180 degrees, and it would stay in any position I set it, so it’s 180-in-1, right? Also I can watch it upside down, so make it 360-in-1. I can also use it in bed or on a table, the possibilities are endless, I’ll just call it an infinite-in-one device…

  • Sofia Caden

    The company literally stole the show with this concept laptop. With the declining PC market, there has been an influx of 2-in-1 convertible laptops, which serve both as a tablet and a laptop.