The Remarkable Writing Tablet features a 10.3-inch Canvas display and utilizes E-Ink Carta. The screen has a capacitive touchscreen and you can interact with most elements with your finger or the accompanied stylus. The note taking experience has palm rejection technology, which means you can easily rest your palm on it. The screen is completely flush with the bezel and the resolution is 1872×1404 with 226 PPI.
Underneath the hood is a 1GHZ Arm A8 CPU processor and 512MB of RAM. You have 8GB of internal storage and there is no SD card. The Remarkable has Wi-Fi that is primarily uses to fetch firmware updates and to synchronize your notes on a local network. This device does not have an internet browser or any other way to connect to websites.
Except from the Wi-Fi module and the processor, the Remarkable only uses power when the display state changes. This is the primary benefit of e-ink in general; unless an image changes on the screen, it does not draw power. It has a 3000 mAh lithium Ion battery and it should last for five days of normal usage and two weeks of battery when in standby. The Wifi does not automatically turn off to conserve battery life due to the sync system, so you might want to turn it off if you are just reading e-books or taking notes.
Many e-Reader companies often have a jet-black color and a flat back body. The Remarkable uses a white ivory color for the shell and the back of the unit is made of metal. On either side of the metal plate are two small pieces of rubber that run from each edge to the other. This ensures that when you have the device resting on the back, the metal is not touching your desk or table. The 10.3 inch screen is also beguiling, it looks like it would be heavy, but it is not. It weighs 350-grams or .77 pounds, which is easy to hold with one hand.
On the front of the Remarkable are three buttons, home, back and forwards. These buttons only work when you are reading a PDF file or an EPUB ebook.
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