The reMarkable might be shipping out in August or September and the company is trying to drum up attention for their 10.3 inch digital note taking device and e-reader with a series of new videos. The company is demonstrating their note taking engine, sketching and highlights & annotations. One of the drawbacks about the series of new videos is that the person is drawing very slow, so it is hard to see if there are any latency issues.
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.
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