Toshiba has unveiled its Windows 10 two-in-one device billed the dynaPad. Touting a thin design, a 12-inch display as well as a keyboard dock, it aims to take on Microsoft's very own Surface Pro.
The device's selling point seems to be its extra-special stylus, the Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen, which comes with 2,048 levels of pressure. This works with the preinstalled Microsoft Office as well as Edge, along with Toshiba's own business applications.
Toshiba promises that using its Wacom stylus feels like writing on paper, which should make the dynaPad more enticing to consumers. Additionally, the size of the device, according to the company, replicates a real notebook.
The dynaPad is not the only two-in-one device currently in the market. However, what sets it apart from its rivals, according to Toshiba, is that the dynaPad offers easier and more comfortable note-taking to its users.
What's more, it features anti-fingerprint as well as anti-reflection coatings.
Specs-wise, the device sports a 1,920 x 1,280 IPS display and is powered by a 1.44GHz Atom processor. It also houses 4GB of memory, implying this may not be as powerful as the Surface Pro 4. However, Toshiba claims its device is less bulky than Microsoft's. This tablet weighs 569 grams or about 1.25 pounds and measures 6.6 millimeters, or around 0.26 inches thick without the detachable keyboard. With its keyboard, the dynapad's figures increase to 996 grams or nearly 2.2 pounds and 14.9 millimeters or 0.58 of an inch thick.
"The dynaPad is yet another mile marker in our great relationship with Toshiba and an impressive achievement in the 2-in-1 category," writes Microsoft in a blog post. "In addition to being a powerful note-taking device – designed to replicate the way people write on paper – the dynaPad has great support for Continuum, and is ultra-thin and lightweight."
The new dynaPad is now available to preorder in Japan. Those in the United States and Europe will have to wait until early next year to get their hands on the device.
Toshiba says the dynaPad will be priced at ¥130,000, or about $1,085, when it hits stores in Japan in December. The company has yet to reveal how much the device will cost when it arrives in the West.