Toshiba’s New DynaPad is a Surface-Alike for People Who Scribble

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Toshiba has announced a new Windows 10 convertible called the DynaPad, which shares more than a passing resemblance to the Microsoft Surface — but it’s lighter, thinner and likely a good bet for anyone who needs to use a stylus.

The new 2-in-1 features a 12-inch 1920 x 1280 IPS display, with anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint coatings. But when it comes to the touchscreen, the real selling-point is the bundled Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen, which offers 2,048 levels of pressure and works with Microsoft’s pre-installed Office and Edge software, along with Toshiba’s own, too. Toshiba claims that the hardware replicates the feeling of writing on paper with a real pen (that's likely a bit of a stretch, but Wacom’s stylus is certainly one of the best there is).

In terms of specs, the device features a 1.44 GHz Atom processor and 4GB of memory, so it may not be quite as zippy as a Surface — but it is certainly a little less bulky. Without its keyboard, the tablet weighs 569 grams and measures 6.6 millimetres deep; with the keyboard, those figures increase to just 996 grams and 14.9 millimetres.

There’s no firm word on pricing yet, but Verge reckons it should cost in the region of $1,000 before tax – you might as well make that £1,000 for a likely UK price. More details will become apparent closer to launch. [Microsoft via Verge]