The Windows tablet space is becoming increasingly crowded with impressive offerings from different companies, including Microsoft and Lenovo. But this is obviously not enough to scare off Toshiba as the Japanese company has debuted its own DynaPad, hoping to compete on price. The 12-incher features a slim and lightweight design while offering an Intel Atom processor and stylus support.
Build and Display
Featuring a carbon fibre weave design, Toshiba DynaPad is amazingly thin and lightweight. It measures just 6.9 millimetres in thickness and weighs only 580 grams. The tablet looks like one that can handle rugged use.
Toshiba DynaPad sports a 12-inch TruBrite IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels, better than what you’d usually see on affordable hybrid devices of this size.
The LED-backlit, 10-point multi-touch screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio that makes the slate perfect for reading and watching videos. You can write on it as you would on a paper with its TruPen Stylus, which supports 2,048-level pressure sensitivity and Wacom technology.
Performance and OS
Toshiba DynaPad may compare well against other Windows hybrids in terms of design, but it does not look like that is going to extend to performance. It is equipped with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor delivering speeds of up to 1.44 GHz and 1.84 GHz in burst mode.
The CPU is supported by generous 4 GB of RAM for smooth running, especially when you are not doing something too intensive. The DynaPad runs on Windows 10 operating system whose Continuum feature makes transition from tablet to laptop seamless.
Miscellaneous Specs and Features
Onboard eMMC storage of 16GB capacity does not sound like a lot, but there is a microSD card slot to let you bump up storage capacity.
Toshiba DynaPad has a TruType keyboard accessory that can be used to transform it into a notebook for more productive usage. It comes with two USB 2.0 ports and a micro HDMI port.
There is Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac for wireless connectivity. It has a TruRecorder feature that lets you record a conference and break up the audio by individual speaker. Toshiba promises eight hours of battery runtime.
Pricing and Availability
Toshiba Dyna is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Toshiba Dyna Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N130,000 to N250,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Toshiba dynaPad Specs
Here are a few specs of the Toshiba dynaPad:
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8300, Quad-core 1.44 Gigahertz
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 29.92 x 20.29 x 2.6 to 1.47 cm
- Weight: 0.997 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 12 inch TFT LCD, 1920 x 1280p (191 PPI)
- Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with gestures support, on/off button with LED indicator, two-way scroll, two pick buttons
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Optical Storage: DVD+/-RW, or DVD ROM (Some models lack optical drives)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: –
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Force Trackpad
- Backlit Keyboard
- Battery: Lithium polymer
- Use Time: Up to 7 hours