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Toshiba unveils dynaPad, Windows 10 tablet to best the Surface?

Toshiba has revealed its answer to Microsoft’s Surface tablet – the new dynaPad which comes complete with a high-end stylus.

This is a 12in tablet (with a resolution of 1920 x 1280) running Windows 10, and indeed Toshiba claims it’s the slimmest and lightest such device in the world, weighing in at a tad under 570g, and measuring just 6.9mm thick.

The stylus, or pen rather, is billed as a high precision affair, and to be precise it’s a Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen which can differentiate between 2,048 levels of pressure.

The upshot of this and the thinness of the slate is a digital jotting experience that replicates the feeling of writing with a pen on paper, Toshiba claims.

And Microsoft agrees, with the company stating: “The dynaPad is a great digital notebook, specially designed to encourage your creativity, and also enhance productivity … mirroring a common-size notebook, for a very natural and fluid handwriting experience.”

As this is a Surface-style 2-in-1, it comes with a keyboard attachment (which hooks up via magnets) so you can use it as a laptop, and also a ton of Toshiba software for note-taking and other duties such as taking screen grabs, voice recording of meetings, real-time collaboration when jotting notes, and so on.

The display features palm rejection tech, wide viewing angles, and an antireflection along with anti-fingerprint coating.

It’s a slick sounding device, and Toshiba says it should be available in the UK and US come the first quarter of 2016.

Darren Allan
Darren Allan

Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.