Toshiba Launches 12-Inch DynaPad Tablet at CES
The new DynaPad tablet weighs 1.28 pounds, runs on Microsoft Windows 10 and comes with an integrated Wacom TruPen to create pictures and text.
Toshiba launched its DynaPad 12-inch tablet computer at CES 2016, featuring a suite of the company's business applications, Windows 10 and a built-in Wacom TruPen that allows users to create pictures and text on the device for capture and inclusion in documents and emails. The DynaPad is available immediately for preorders from Microsoft stores or Toshiba, and will retail for $570, according to an announcement by the company. The digital inking capabilities of the Wacom TruPen are a highlight of the device, which is designed to give users the feel of putting ink on real paper as they create content on the device's screen, according to Toshiba. The tablet runs on an Intel Atom x5 Z8300 processor and includes up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of flash storage, an eight-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and a two-megapixel front-facing camera. It also features two micro USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards and a micro High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port for connecting external devices. The tablet includes 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity and dual-array TruTalk microphones for video chat use.
The device is built around a 12-inch Full HD+ (1,920 by 1,280) TruBrite display, which is configured to work well for handwriting inputs, according to Toshiba. To best replicate the natural feel of pen on paper, Toshiba uses two sheets of high-quality glass with a metal mesh sensor and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to create a display that depicts handwriting accurately.