Toshiba today unveiled the DynaPad 2-in-1 powered by Windows 10. The tablet-laptop hybrid is both thinner and lighter than Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4, but not quite as powerful.
Toshiba first teased the DynaPad as a prototype device at the IFA trade show in Berlin last month. Little did we know the Japanese company was already hard at work turning the device into a salable product — and now it’s here.
The DynaPad boasts a 12-inch IPS display with a 1920 x 1280 resolution, with dual layers of anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint coating. The device is powered by an Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.44GHz and 4GB of RAM.
The DynaPad also comes with a keyboard dock with built-in trackpad, and a Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen stylus that offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Toshiba promises the TruPen will deliver a more natural experience than rival styluses.
Although it can’t compete with the Surface Pro 4 in power, the DynaPad aims to be a thinner, lighter alternative that costs a lot less. At just 6.6mm thick, it’s the thinnest 12-inch device available, and also one of the lightest at 569 grams.
Add the keyboard and thickness is increased to 14.9mm, while the weight rises to 996 grams.
Toshiba is making the DynaPad available to pre-order in Japan today, but the device won’t be available in the U.S. or Europe until early 2016. There’s no word on pricing for these markets yet, but DynaPad is priced at ¥130,000 (approx. $1,080) in Japan.