Hi Tech Writing Tablet May Make Big Chief Obsolete

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From The Verge:

As a material, paper has a lot of benefits. It’s been around for thousands of years, it’s a universally understood medium, and it’s cheap. But there are also downsides: paper can rip and tear, it’s heavy, and can take up a lot of space. reMarkable is a company that thinks it’s time for paper to get an upgrade, with its similarly named reMarkable “paper tablet.”

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The reMarkable device is essentially a giant E Ink tablet that aims to replace paper, working as a reading and note-taking device. In particular, the company is highlighting the “ultra high friction” materials used on the display to allow it to feel like writing on actual paper, alongside proprietary low-latency technology for quickly updating the screen (refresh rate is famous for being one of E Ink’s biggest weaknesses).

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4 comments

  1. Doom

    I would love to purchase such a device myself. But for that price, not a chance. Cut it to half and less and I’d really think of it. If I ever have children, and homeschooling is the way, I’d buy these… at the right price. As is, paper and chalkboards would have to be the way. Way overpriced for this economy and market, as things stand.

  2. Whoopie

    Great another expense ($716 for the complete set of the $529 tablet, $79 pen, and $79 folio case) and fragile gizmo intended to replace a $2 paper note pad. No way I’d buy one for a college student, much less some little booger machine who tends to lose or break stuff.

  3. Phuzzy Logick

    At that price this will never sell. Spend the same dollars and buy an excellent mid-range laptop or tablet that does a helluva lot more than this thing. A 7″ droid tablet is $35 at Walmart and they have an 11″ Win10 tablet for around $125.

    Anyone who thought they’d use their laptop for note-taking quickly realizes what a hassle it is to carry around an electronic gizmo, get it out, boot it up, get to the app, etc. To read those notes later, you have to go through the whole rigmarole again.

    Along with that, these things are the same size as a pad of paper – a woman might carry it in her purse, but a guy is more likely to just leave it at home. This is the same drawback as EVERY book reader such as Kindles – if I can’t put it in my pocket it’s useless to me. I still use an old PDA because I can have 1000 books on it and read it anywhere. For note-taking I use el-cheapo pocket notepads, usually one a month, and they only cost about 35 cents.

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