Microsoft Surface rivals are popping up left, right and center at the moment with Toshiba the latest to announce a Windows 10 tablet. Here's what you need to know about the Toshiba dynaPad release date, price and specs.

The Surface Pro 4 has been unveiled and it seems Microsoft's partners are proving its success by all attempting to make similar devices. WE wouldn't describe the dynaPad as a clone like the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 but it is certainly a rival.

See also: Surface Pro 4 hands-on review.

Toshiba dynaPad release date and price

In the UK and Europe the Toshiba dynaPad will arrive in the first quarter of 2016 so you've got to wait until after Christmas to get your hands on one.

There isn't a price in Sterling but a price of 130,000 Japanese Yen works out at £712 which is similar to the £749 starting price of the Surface Pro 4.

Toshiba dynaPad specs and features

The Surface Pro 4 might feature a new svelte design but Toshiba calls the dynaPad the 'world's thinnest and lightest 12in Windows 10 tablet' since it is just 6.9mm and 569g. Regardless of how many 12in Windows 10 tablets there are to rival this, that's impressive.

That 12in display has a 1920x1280 resolution and inside is an Intel Atom processor. Not as impressive as the Skylake processors in the Surface but the dynaPad does have 4GB of RAM. There's no word on other models or, in fact, detailed specs.

Available in 'Satin Gold', the dynaPad is four times stiffer than a conventional structure, according to Toshiba. The tablet connects to the keyboard via magnets which offers a 19mm pitch and 1.5mm travel on the keys. The stylus – see below – clips to the side.

Toshiba says the dynaPad "has been designed to replicate the naturally comfortable feeling of handwriting with a pen and paper – even mirroring the common B5 notebook size."    

To this end, it comes with a Wacom Active Electro-Static stylus which supports 2,048 levels of pressure and 'excels at position accuracy'. Toshiba also includes a suite of original applications to make the most of the device including TruNote, TruCapture, TruRecorder, TruNote Clip and TruNote Share.

"Whether it be making a voice recording of a meeting, capturing an image of text or scribbling a simple handwritten note, the collection of applications will enable users to communicate their content via the likes of email and PowerPoint seamlessly - across multiple devices," said the firm.