Introducing reMarkable 2
Note-taking is virtually inseparable from our lives. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a college student, company CEO, or factory floor worker; there will always be situations when you simply have to scribble something down.
But while note-taking comes naturally to most people, managing those notes may not always be a walk in the park. That’s where reMarkable 2 comes in.
reMarkable 2 is a tablet that bills itself as the next-generation paper tablet. The tablet features tons of upgrades and modifications from the original reMarkable. The device is thinner, slimmer, and more reliable than its predecessor.
Here’s everything you need to know before purchasing this handy notebook.
reMarkable 2 Design and Functionality
reMarkable 2 comes with a large 10.3-inch display screen with a resolution of 1872 × 1404 (226 DPI). The screen functions like any standard E Ink display. Unlike traditional tablet display screens, such as iPads, reMarkable 2 poses close to ZERO risks of eyestrain.
Compared to its predecessor, reMarkable 2 is thinner, more realistic-looking, and features reduced latency. The surface of the display screen has enough texture that offers the friction and tactile experience synonymous with writing on a regular notepad.
reMarkable 2 comes with a Marker pen designed with a firm and sleek tip to offer maximum hand comfort. Each marker has nine extra tips for an uninterrupted note-taking experience. What’s more, the pens can attach to the side of the tablet via a magnet, ensuring that you always have your note-taking accessories on standby.
Portability is another cool design feature to love about reMarkable 2. The tablet measures 246 mm by 187 mm by 4.7 mm and weighs just 403 grams. It can easily fit into your regular office bag or backpack without exerting undue weight.
In terms of speed, reMarkable 2 features a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM processor that comes complete with 1 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM and 8 GB of storage. The device also connects wirelessly via either 2.4GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands.
A USB-C port is located at the bottom of the tablet. This is where you charge the device’s 3,000 mAh battery. At full charge, reMarkable 2’s battery can last up to two weeks in daily use.
At the top is a button that you press to turn the device on and off. The back of the device features four tiny feet intended to stop it from sliding off.
The Marker and Marker Plus styluses do not need charging. Neither is there any pairing or set-up required. You simply flush them out of the box and start writing.
Besides note-taking, reMarkable 2 also supports reading and annotating ePub eBooks and PDFs. The tablet also comes with a handwriting recognition service that analyzes your notes and converts them into editable text for better management. Once you’re done writing, you can store your notes on the cloud for easy access.
Potential Downsides and Wrap Up
The lack of backlight technology makes reMarkable 2 limited for use in certain situations. Also, the software support isn’t very friendly or responsive. Plus, the price of the device is quite inhibitive compared to that of traditional notebooks. However, these limitations are not deal breakers as reMarkable 2 still scores pretty high in overall design and functionality.