reMarkable 10.3″ Digital Notepad and e-Reader is Designed to Feel Like Paper

If you like to take notes with pen and paper, but would prefer a digital solution to store your note, there are already some solutions like Boogie Board and Rocketbook, but reMarkable offers much more that the other two with a 10.3″ E-Ink touchscreen display and pressure sensitive pen capable of detecting 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, it allows to read books as any e-readers, and also write your own notes on a blank piece of “paper” or existing digital documents, drawing sketches, and save & share the results. The whole user experience is supposed to feel as if you were reading and writing on paper.

remarkable-digital-notepadreMarkable tablet specifications:

  • SoC – ARM Cortex A9 processor @ 1 GHz (Likely NXP i.MX6 series processor since they support EPD interfaces)
  • System Memory – 512 MB DDR3L
  • Storage – 8GB internal storage good for around 100,000 pages
  • Display – 10.3″ monochrome digital paper “CANVAS” capacitive touch display based on E-Ink Carta technology with 1872×1404 resolution (226 DPI); plastic cover to make it virtually unbreakable; Paper-like surface friction; sunlight readable
  • Connectivity – WiFi
  • USB – 1x micro USB port for charging
  • Battery – 3000 mAh battery good for several days
  • Dimensions –  256 x 177 x 6.7mm
  • Weight – ~350 grams

The included “Marker” pen does not require any battery nor pairing or setup, comes with a high-friction pen tip, with the device able to detect tilt and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. The tablet runs Codex Linux based operating system optimized for low-latency e-paper displays, and currently supports PDF and ePUB documents, with more formats planned. Notes and documents can be transfered over WiFi to your devices or the cloud through an app currently available for Mac OS, iOS, Windows 8 and 10 and Android.

The video is convincing, but pricing may put many people off, as reMarkable is now available for pre-order for $379 with a folio cover and a Marker pen, and shipping expected for August 2017. Once the pre-order period is over the retail price will go up to $529 for the tablet only with the Marker and the folio cover an extra $79 each. This tablet is only really useful if you buy the pen, unless you limit yourself to the e-Reader function…

Via Liliputing

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Jean Fongang
Jean Fongang
3 years ago

It will sell. It fits use cases for which there is no solution.

Marius
3 years ago

I just pre-ordered one. I’ve been looking for a good large screen e-reader for a long time and this one seems perfect for the job.
I don’t really need the stylus but I’m probably going to use it.

pug_ster
pug_ster
3 years ago

It cost too much. Probably wait until it goes down in price

dxin
dxin
3 years ago

The display has a 120ms delay when you write on it, how do you make that feel like writing on paper?

TonyT
TonyT
3 years ago

Pre-order price actually isn’t bad compared for an e-reader – Kindles can easily be >$100, and they have a dinky 6″ screen, while the A4-sized Sony PDF reader is >$800 IIRC.

However, compared to regular tablets, yes, it’s pricey.

In my case, I’d like something like this, but it’s NOT a high priority, and I’d rather save the money towards a better 2-in-1 (currently using a cheap Asus T100TA, which does OK as an e-reader).

Marius
3 years ago

Well I just invested in a nice desktop and I barely use a laptop ( got an old 13 inch screen Aspire One ) but his was just too nice to pass. Yes it’s a bit pricey for sure but to be able to nicely read books and takes notes on a 10 inch screen I think it’s worth it. I wouldn’t have pre-ordered it if there were any decent alternatives but I could barely find a 8 inch one ( Kobo Aura One ? ) which is almost the price of this one. I’ll just eat less I guess… Read more »

Miha
Miha
3 years ago

What is *Codex Linux* My google foo doesn’t return anything viable.

Phuong Ly
Phuong Ly
3 years ago

Pretty new startup and not much information about company/people behind it. Cheap SSL and no things guaranty that it’s not scam.
I got many failed Kickstarter project so I scare a project like this.

YuMing Chem
YuMing Chem
3 years ago

I wanna order one ! who can send me a mail to tell me about remarkable official website ?
thanks so much so much!

Michael Priessa
Michael Priessa
3 years ago

@dxin

It isn’t 120ms when you use the pen mode. There’s demos of pen writing on E Ink that were below 100ms back in 2008. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53X_XlqBdfM

Nonac
Nonac
3 years ago

@dxin
The website claims a delay of 50 to 60ms. Sound fast enough.

Garrett M. Petersen
3 years ago

I was interested in this, so I went digging for more info. An engineer working on the project answered people’s questions on this message board: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13113819

Seems legit. It’s apparently not vaporware; everything you see in the video has already been developed into their working prototype. One of the other commenters, apparently not affiliated with the company, has tried the prototype.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

Who the heck writes with their pinky finger behind the writing tool?

Zhang Xiao
Zhang Xiao
2 years ago

Dear manager:
I am a Postgraduate from SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY of China. I have focused on reMarkable for a long time. I want to know more information about it, especially the price. And how to buy it from your company directly.
Best wishes!

Con She
Con She
2 years ago

Thicknes obviously not 6 mm, at least 10…

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