Fujitsu has a stronger name recognition in consumer electronics than Remarkable, which has only sold one product, but has a second gen model that will be available in 3-4 months. Professionals, artists and students really dig e-note devices that have E INK, since they have a great screen and do not draw a lot of power. Today, Good e-Reader has a comparison video of the Fujitsu Quaderno A5 and the Remarkable first gen, both of which have 10.3 inch screens.
This Fujitsu Quaderno A5 features a 10.3 inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 227 PPI. It has a capacitive layer for touchscreen interactions and also one for the stylus to take notes and write on PDF files. Underneath the hood is a Marvell IAP 140 64-bit Quad-core IoT Applications Processor,1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, WIFI and Bluetooth 4.2. The dimensions are 174.2 × 243.5 × 5.9 mm and it weighs approximately 240 g. The stylus does not have pressure sensitivity, instead you have to pick different pen sizes.
The first generation Remarkable burst onto the scene in 2017 and the device is still relevant today. It 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. The stylus does have pressure sensitivity, but the premium Marker Signature has tilt sensitivity and graphite nibs.
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