Updated 07:43 AM EST, Tue, Jan 18, 2022

Toshiba DynaPad 2-in-1 Device A Microsoft Surface Clone?

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Toshiba recently unveiled its DynaPad 2-in-1 tablet, which slim design and keyboard dock resembles Microsoft's Surface devices closely.

The Japanese company's new DynaPad, which is powered by Windows 10, was announced this week after a prototype appeared at the IFA 2015 in September, The Verge wrote. The device's design indeed comes close to the Surface devices, but Toshiba assured users that its tablet has its own unique features.

Design & Display

Toshiba's first DynaPad was unveiled in 1993, The Verge noted. According to PCMag, the company's latest tablet encourages creativity and replicates the "feeling of putting pen on paper," and the device's size was intended to resemble actual notebooks.

Dual layers of anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint coating are on the tablet's screen to minimize dirty handprints, The Verge added.

"The dynaPad is yet another mile marker in our great relationship with Toshiba and an impressive achievement in the 2-in-1 category," Microsoft Windows and devices chief Terry Myerson said in a blog. "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 at 6.99mm (0.27 inches) thick and weighs 569 grams (1.25lb), ZDNet wrote. With its hard keyboard dock attached, the device's height rises up to 14.99mm (0.59 inches) and the weight at 996 grams (2.2lb). The 2-in-1 DynaPad has a 12-inch screen size with 1920 x 1280 IPS display, PCMag noted.

DynaPad 2-in-1 Processor, Memory, & Other Specs

The new DynaPad is powered by a 1.44GHz Atom processor and 4GB of RAM, PCMag wrote. ZDNet added that the device has 128GB internal storage memory and a battery that will last for seven hours.

It also comes with the high-precision Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen, a stylus capable of 2,048 levels of pressure and matches Microsoft's Office and Edge as well as Toshiba's own suite of business apps: TruNote, TruCapture, TruRecorder, and the new TruNote Clip and Share feature for capturing screenshots and sharing handwriting, The Verge wrote.

The integration of Windows 10 to the DynaPad also means that the device will work well with Microsoft's WebNote technology in its Edge browser, which allows users to take notes and label content, ZDNet noted.

Price & Release Date

Toshiba's 2-in-1 DynaPad will be available in the U.S. and Europe in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders now carried out in Japan, PCMag noted. There's no official announcement about the price tag of the device yet, but Toshiba said that the hybrid tablet will cost around $1,080 sans tax when it gets released in Japan in December.

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