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(Pocket-lint) - Although we've had tablets that transform into laptops for a while now, it seems that the category has really taken off in the last couple of weeks, with Microsoft's own Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book leading the charge.

Now Toshiba has shown its hand in the form of a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet that is coming to the UK early next year.

The Toshiba dynaPad is just 6.9mm thin when not attached to an included full-size keyboard and is 569g, which the company claims is the lightest amongst its peers.

Its screen resolution is WUXGA+, so a little larger than Full HD (1920 x 1280), and it comes with an anti-reflection coating so is designed to be clear in ambient lighting conditions.

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There is a stylus included as well as the keyboard which is made by Wacom, and a whole stack of proprietary Toshiba applications, such as TruNote, work with the digital pen.

The keyboard and dynaPad are both encased in satin gold-coloured carbon and come together in a clamshell design for mobile PC use. The keyboard also acts as a cover when magnetically clipped together.

The Wacom stylus clips onto the side of the tablet.

We'll find out more about Toshiba's dynaPad closer to launch, including its price.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 13 October 2015.