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.
- 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…
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
16 Replies to “reMarkable 10.3″ Digital Notepad and e-Reader is Designed to Feel Like Paper”
It will sell. It fits use cases for which there is no solution.
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.
It cost too much. Probably wait until it goes down in price
The display has a 120ms delay when you write on it, how do you make that feel like writing on paper?
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).
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 and save that way but I’m not sory for pre-ordering this 😀
What is *Codex Linux* My google foo doesn’t return anything viable.
I also tried to look for it yesterday, but failed. So Codex must be the name of the OS internally developed by reMarkable.
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.
I wanna order one ! who can send me a mail to tell me about remarkable official website ?
thanks so much so much!
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
The website claims a delay of 50 to 60ms. Sound fast enough.
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.
Who the heck writes with their pinky finger behind the writing tool?
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.
Thicknes obviously not 6 mm, at least 10…