Microsoft continued its "tour" of its high-end PC hardware partners today to help them introduce new Windows 10 products. This time, it's Toshiba's turn as they revealed the Toshiba dynaPad tablet, a 12-inch 2-in-1 device that's been made specifically for writing. Microsoft briefly showed off the same product at IFA in Berlin in September, with few details.
Microsoft labeled the tablet today as a "digital notebook". It added:
"The dynaPad employs metal mesh sensor technology, combined with a high-performance, high-precision Wacom Active Electrostatics (ES) TruPen with 2,048 levels of pressure. In other words: It makes for superior accuracy, allowing you to maintain your natural writing style as you take notes or draw doodles. It's the perfect companion for taking notes or using our WebNote technology in Edge."
The dynaPad's WUXGA+ display will have a resolution of 1920×1280 and will include a thin hardware keyboard dock in addition to the pen. Toshiba claims the tablet part of the dynaPad is the thinnest such 12-inch tablet ever made, at only 6.6 mm. Inside, there's an Intel Atom processor running at 1.44 GHz and 4GB of RAM.
The Toshiba dynaPad will go on sale first in Japan in December for the price of ¥130,000 (about $1,080). It will be launched in the US and Europe sometime in early 2016.