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reMarkable is an E Ink tablet with a difference – and we think you'll want one

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E Ink displays are usually associated with e-readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, but a new tablet from a Norwegian startup takes the technology in a new direction.

The reMarkable tablet lets users read, write and sketch on its digital paper display 'with a paper like feel', which 'truly delivers the experience of real paper' in a fully connected device.

Designed to replace notepads, sketch pads, and printed documents, the ultra-low latency device comes with a 10.3-inch display that runs on a proprietary technology known as CANVAS.

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This essentially means it can provide extremely low 55ms latency, which should make using it as close to writing on real paper as possible, especially when combined with the 'paper-like surface friction' of the display.

Of course, reMarkable also comes with all the benefits of using technology in place of paper, allowing users to back up their sketches or notes to the company's cloud service.

You'll also be able to view documents, powerpoint presentations, and textbooks on the tablet, but what's impressive is the ability to write directly on these documents using the provided pen.

The device is also connected to the internet, so you'll be able to share projects and stored documents to make collaboration easier.

And thanks to the fact there are no glass parts, reMarkable should prove to be a fairly sturdy device that isn't prone to shattering if dropped.

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The company behind the project claims the 3,000mAh battery will last for 'days without having to recharge', plus there's 8GB of internal storage for keeping documents locally.

Other specs include 512MB of DDR3L RAM and a 1Ghz ARM A9 CPU, which should ensure speedy performance for a device such as this.

Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until summer 2017 if you want to get your hands on one of the tablets, but pre-orders are open right now.

Anyone who gets an early order in will receive a limited first edition of the reMarkable, along with the pen and a case, for $379, which works out to about £305.

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Sold on reMarkable? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

carlchly

December 2, 2016, 3:41 pm

Looks cool!

Bugblatter

December 2, 2016, 10:34 pm

Interesting idea. The pen's way too big and the lag is quite bad but I can see plenty of use cases for it even as it is.

The pen really needs to attach or slide inside though.

G-man

December 8, 2016, 12:05 am

they are trying to say retail price is $720 thought?! for 8gb memory 512 gb ram, 1ghz A9 cpu? thats a joke.

Mark Stanbrook

December 8, 2016, 1:12 am

This is exactly what I've been looking for, for years. A virtual notebook. The value is in the surface, not the CPU, RAM etc. I'd love it if it were 1/3 of the (discounted) price but I've looked at everything else that came to market and tried to do this and they were all awful. If this delivers... I'll be pleased.

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