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reMarkable 2 Tablet $679 Delivered, 10% Discount With Referral Link ($611 Delivered) @ Remarkable

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World's thinnest tablet.

Key Features:

  • Take handwritten notes, read, and review documents
  • A display that looks and feels like paper
  • Convert your handwritten notes into text
  • Take notes directly on PDFs
  • Eye-friendly reading
  • All your notes, organized and accessible on all devices

I have been using the Remarkable 2 tablet for work and reading books since November and absolutely love it.

They are never discounted unless when you preorder the tablet.

They have just launched their referral program which gives the referrer and referee a discount of $68.
To be eligible for the referral program, you need to own the device for more than 30 days and remarkable will send you an email as part of their gradual rollout.

Please note that markers start at $79 and folios start at $119 on Remarkable website. However there are cheaper alternatives available.

Specs:
OS: Codex
CPU: 1.2 GHz dual core ARM processor
Storage: 8GB
Memory: 1GB
Display: 10.3-inch, 1,872 x 1,404 digital paper
Marker: 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity
File support: PDF and ePUB
Wireless: 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Battery life (rated): Up to 2 weeks
Size: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.2 inches
Weight: 14.1 ounces (0.88 pounds)

Yes, the battery does last 2 weeks+ for me with almost 6-8 hours of use every day.

Couple of reviews here
https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/remarkable-2-review
https://goodereader.com/blog/reviews/remarkable-2-hands-on-r...
https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/remarkable-2-tablet

Pros:
- Lightweight and world's thinnest tablet - 4.7mm
- Distraction free writing, sketching and reading (supports pdf and ePUB)
- Feels like writing on a paper due to its
- You can scribble on pdf or ebook to make notes
- Free cloud to sync all your notes
- Converts handwriting to text which can be emailed directly from the tablet to any email address (supports 33 languages and identifies cursive writing too)
- Send any note or pdf to your email from the Remarkable 2 (it doesn't allow you to receive emails on this tablet as the idea of it is providing you a distraction free tablet)
- Save an article from Google Chrome to read later on Remarkable 2 with one click (add-in available in Google Chrome store)

Cons:
- no backlight (however this helps you read for hours without eye strain)
- You cannot download ebooks from store or internet (you need to save ebooks in pdf or ePUB format via the application available on Appstore/Google store/PC)
- limited functionality in reading (i.e. No dictionary, nor any quick ways to jump back and forth between particular pages aside from scrolling through them as a list)

While there is someone mentioning about the not so great service quality in the comments - I have had great experience so far when I contacted them for my preorder and for the referral program. So that can vary on the person serving you. I think you can get bad service even in Apple store.

Referral Links

Referral: random (2)

Both the referrer and the referee are rewarded 10% of the price of the reMarkable 2 tablet. See Terms and Conditions Reward amount is subject to change.

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Comments

  •  

    How’s the light/dark contrast? Better than a kindle paperwhite?

  •  

    Wow, the marketing video was awesome… but other thats iPad/ premium android tablet pricing…

  • +1 vote

    I have a first generation in I'm going to sell on ebay I think.

  • +9 votes

    I should mention a couple things I found as I recently purchased an e-ink device:

    1) Remarkable have been slow with their software updates and provide no roadmap to the future, since the tablet is Linux based there's a huge hacking community. IMO you shouldn't have to hack a product if you are dropping this much cash.
    2) Remarkable has the smallest feature set, it really is meant to be a notepad replacement for "distraction free" writing.
    3) While the device is attractive there are many reports its fragile and the pens are poorly made.
    4) Remarkable support is horrific, often times slow and rude.
    5) It doesn't have a front/back light like some competitors, so reading in the dark needs external lighting.

    If you want more features in this type/size of product I would recommend the Ratta Supernote A5X (if writing is your primary use case) or the Boox Note Air/Note 3 (if reading and the ability to install android apps is important to you).

    If you want insanely long/detailed/comprenhensive comparisons and reviews I'd recommend checking out My Deep Guide on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/Smrda80.

    Edit - Sony will also be releasing a competitor some time this year apparently.

    • +3 votes

      Remarkable support is horrific, often times slow and rude.

      This! They refuse to Australian Tax law despite the fact that they are charing GST. After reading about people trying to deal with them for warranty claims, I decided to cancel my preorder. Despite claiming pre orders are "fully refundable" they make it painful.

      My iPad Air with a textured screen protector and pencil work really well for writing. I feel like I dodged a bullet with remarkable.

    • +2 votes

      Agree. I am a recent onyx note 3 new owner and loving it to bits.
      1)Lots of functionalities and can install Google Play and the world is your oyster.
      2) I am reading more too.
      3)Reading, writing, taking notes during work, learning mandarin, practicing writing
      4) send links to the device via special onyx website and it converts pdf for you to read while commuting later. You can send pdf thru the link too
      5) scribbling on pdf and ebook to make notes
      6) free cloud to sync all your notes
      7) fingerprint to activate device if you want to set it up
      8) write a note or to do in the calendar and it will appear when you lock the device so u know what u gonna do for the day
      9) have audio and read pdfs or ebook using text to speech
      10) screen print, crop and insert to notebook
      11) speech to text for notes
      12) converts handwriting to text
      13) find words in your notes but this function is slow because it probably needs to convert your handwriting into text behind the scene first. Faster to find if you try to find words in a particular note.

      I bought from kogan/vchain. They have good comms and reply to my queries quickly.
      https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/vchain-onyx-boox-note-3-103-464...

      •  

        With Google Play can you use Amaxon audible and Kindle apps!?

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          Yes everything in Google play

      • +1 vote

        Ordered one 2 days ago, so glad to hear of your experience

        •  

          You won't regret it mate. Better than getting an xbox. I am in love with the Note 3.

    • +3 votes

      I think they are not that comparable. I use eink for my books, which i wouldn't read on an ipad, and at the same time, i wouldn't run apps on an eink device but i would definitely do that on an ipad.

      They are just different devices that do different things, but overlap in the "reading books" functionaluty. Whenever an eink device tries to do something else, it will most of the times fail miserably.

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        I am glad that there are people who understand the difference between e-ink tablets and tablets like ipad.

        There are people who expect and want to run apps and do all sorts of other things on an e-ink tablet which completely kills the idea of it.

        • +1 vote

          That's all valid points, they are different device.

          But the issue is the price. For what it can do and it is good at, I dont think it is worth that kind of money.

          I would really love a note taking device but the price is just way to steep. It cost more than double of what I would pay for what it does for me.
          (nearly $700 to replace paper + phone camera/secretary scanning, no thanks)

          Unfortunately the e-ink panels are still quite expensive that's the main reason these kind of thing are still

  • +2 votes

    The remarkable call themselves "Apple in the eink industry", but it is just well-marketed expernsive trash. Stay away from them.