It’s been a slow rollover in the personal computing world from disparate terminals and screens and mice and dongles to a more civilized and tidy tablet form factor. Convertible laptops coming out of Lenovo, VAIO and Microsoft are definitely a good sign of things to come. It turns out that Toshiba wants to get in on the consumer end, too.
It’s introducing the dynaPad, a 12-inch full HD tablet running on Windows 10. The screen make-up is a sandwich of Gorilla Glass 3 panes and a sensor mesh, topped off with an oleophobic coating to combat against nasty fingerprints. That display is housed within carbon fiber and that housing has been rubberized.
For that kind of makeup, it’s a featherweight of a tablet, measuring in with surface area equivalent to the A4 paper standard, 6.9mm thin and 1.28 pounds.
Inside, you’ll find an Atom x5 Z8300 processor from Intel (quad core running at 1.44GHz), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of flash storage that is microSD-expandable by up to 128GB, two micro-USB ports and a micro HDMI port.
There’s a stylus involved, too — this one’s Wacom-digitized down to 2,048 levels of sensitivity. The pen runs on batteries rated for at least 1,000 hours of use. And we can’t forget about the optional (read: sold separately) keyboard with a 19mm pitch and 1.5mm stroke, a familiar typing experience for those looking at Surfaces or MacBooks.
The dynaPad is up for pre-order now from Toshiba starting at $569.99. Microsoft Stores will carry it later this month.