reMarkable has just announced a brand new 10.3 inch e-reader that will ship out August 2017. This device is designed to work a stylus to draw and take notes and all of the content is synced via WIFI to reMarkable’s cloud service and you can access them on your Mac, iOS and Android devices.
The reMarkable e-reader features a 10.3 inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1872×1404 and 226 DPI. The company is hyping up screen technology called CANVAS which is designed to increase the refresh speed of the e-paper display, which I think is just a glorified A2 mode.
Underneath the hood is a 1 GHZ Arm A9 processor, 8 GB internal storage and 512MB of RAM. It has wireless internet access and a 3,000mAh battery. This e-reader will read EPUB and PDF files, but will not read DRM books. So if you want to use this as an e-reader you won’t be able to read library books or books you have purchased from other online retailers.
reMarkable opens a pre-buy campaign today, with an early ordering price at $379. The marker pen and cover come separately at $79 each. General availability will be in the summer of 2017, when the product will retail at $529.
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