Some tablets have big screens, while others are small. Some are designed for work, while others are made for gaming and media consumption. And there are a lot of jack-of-all-trades models.

But reMarkable is something different. It’s a 10.3 inch slate with an E Ink display, a touchscreen display, and pressure sensitive pen capable of detecting 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The device is a sort of cross between an eReader and a tablet, designed for taking notes, drawing sketches, or reading documents, among other things. ReMarkable plans to begin shipping the writing slate in the summer of 2017, but it goes up for pre-order for $379 today.


This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a company attempt to bring a writing slate to market. A few years ago a concept called the Noteslate generated a bit of buzz, but after years of development, that company has yet to actually ship a product.

Unlike that project though, reMarkable is fully funded and doesn’t require a crowdfunding campaign to raise money before producing hardware. I’m told the reason the pre-orders are going live half a year before the device ships though, is to get a bit of publicity for the product before it ships. I may be falling for it… but the concept certainly looks interesting, even if it’s a niche product.

The reMarkable table has a 1872 x 1404 pixel screen with 226 pixels per inch. It’s a plastic display rather than glass, to make the device harder to break.

Customers who preorder the slate will get a folio cover and a pen. The full retail price for the tablet will eventually be $529, with the cover and pen selling for $79 each. Neither will be bundled with the tablet at that point, even though it seems silly to buy a device like this without the pen.

It measures 10.2 ” x 6.9″ x .26″ and weighs about 12 ounces, and the company says it has “paper-like surface friction” for comfortable use with a pen. The device features a tilt detection sensor for screen rotation and reMarkable says the screen has 55ms latency for quick response from pen input.


There’s a 3,000 mAh battery, which is much larger than those found in a typical eReader, and you can recharge the tablet with a micro USB cable.

The tablet has a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage and supports WiFi. There is no SD card slot.

The slate runs a custom Linux-based operating system called Codex and supports PDF and ePUB documents, among other file formats.



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11 replies on “ReMarkable 10.3 inch writing slate goes up for pre-order for $379”

  1. “There’s a 3,000 mAh battery, which is much larger than those found in a typical eReader…” — This is misleading because they quote “days of battery time”, whereas the Kindles of this world last for weeks. They are likely using the fast-refresh A2 mode full-time, which obviously kills the battery life.

  2. Gourd, that’s pretty. Two things would make me dive in instantly: 1. Any kind of keyboard support, but especially Bluetooth, 2. Some kind of Kindle app. If either one of those things was present, I’d be hard-pressed to resist. Even now I’m waffling. Lol. Such a gorgeous device.

  3. How is this thing’s headline functionally different from the $20 ($13 last week) “Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet” on Amazon? They’re both basically writable e-ink surfaces, one is just more of a pricey tablet.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. It’s definitely more high-end, has a full operating system, saves files and all that. It’s a useful tool for lawyers, engineers, and/or other well-paid professionals like that. I can’t see them selling too many $500+ tablets for making shopping lists.

      It would be interesting to see something for the general masses at a $99 price point.

      Either way, I know appreciate the writing aspect of the Boogie Board for $13 that I got last week a little more

  4. It’s probably worth comparing this to the Good Reader’s sort of comparable slate – that one is more expensive, though, but runs android and was crowd funded through Indigogo. Anyone read anything about it?

  5. There’s no doubt a similar product to this will eventually be widely adopted. However I think it needs to be typical paper size screen and I think it needs to break below $250 to really take off. And that’s all in, not with some crazy add-on $79 for a pen deal.

    1. Agreed. $199 all in would be an attractive price.
      The contrast ratio or levels of grayscale aren’t
      specified. May have to wait for this product to be
      offered by deal sites, after it fails to sell, to reach that price.

    2. Yep, stay tuned for Onyx Boox Note, should be released this Autumn. Google “10.3 inch onyx boox”.

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