A couple of years ago, a new type of e-paper device came out – one that allowed users to write onscreen, instead of merely reading from it, allowing you to use it like a digital notebook that’s a lot gentler on the eyes compared to traditional tablets. This year, that device gets an update in the form of the reMarkable 2.
Billed as a “paper tablet,” the device is meant to feel like regular paper, all while being able to digitally store all your notes and printed matter. That way, you can have years’ worth of notes, thoughts, and ideas all accessible from a single screen that won’t strain your eyes the way tablets, laptops, and other LCD-based devices normally would.
reMarkable 2是10.3英寸的平板电脑，带有单色数字纸显示屏（1872 x 1404分辨率），因此严格来说是黑白屏幕（也没有灰度阴影）。虽然听起来不太好，但您必须牢记，它是用于书写笔记和阅读书籍的，这在纯单色显示屏上实际上并没有两件事。实际上，使用这种简单的显示器应使其具有更快的刷新率，这对于使书写在电子纸设备上感觉自然是必要的。与通常的电子纸面板一样，它在没有眩光或逆光的情况下也能正常工作，从而使其在阳光直射下可读性强，无需调节亮度。
The reMarkable 2 is a 10.3-inch tablet with a monochrome digital paper display (1872 x 1404 resolution), so this is strictly a black-and-white screen (no grayscale shades, either). While that doesn’t sound so good, you have to keep in mind, it’s meant to be used for writing notes and reading books – two things that don’t actually suffer on a purely monochrome display. In fact, using such a simple display should allow it to have faster refresh rates, which is necessary to make writing feel natural on e-paper devices. As with your usual e-paper panels, it works with no glare or backlighting, making it extremely readable under sunlight with no brightness adjustments necessary.
The display has multi-point capacitive touch support, so you can navigate through notes, books, and other reading materials using your fingers, much like you do when reading from a traditional tablet. To make writing easier, the device comes with its own stylus, which boasts a high-friction pen tip for precision writing, tilt detection, and 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. We know, pressure sensitivity seems more useful for a drawing tablet rather than one meant for writing, but if you want to sketch out designs and draw charts, it could prove a really helpful feature. The stylus, by the way, snaps magnetically to the side of the device, so you can keep them together at all times.
reMarkable 2由1.2GHz双核ARM处理器和1GB DDR3 RAM供电，它们应有足够的能力来处理您将要完成的所有写作，阅读和素描。该公司声称，它具有8GB的内部存储空间，足以节省大约100,000页的书面材料。因为您是强迫性笔记者，需要写更多东西吗？没问题，因为您可以将一些数据移到PC，电话或平板电脑上，而您可以通过Wi-Fi或USB-C进行操作。
The reMarkable 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core ARM processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, which should pack enough muscle to handle all the writing, reading, and sketching you’re going to do on this thing. It has 8GB of internal storage, which, the outfit claims, is enough to let you save around 100,000 pages of written material. Need to write more because you’re a compulsive note taker? Not a problem, since you can move some of your data to a PC, phone, or tablet instead, which you can do either via Wi-Fi or USB-C.
The tablet comes with built-in text conversion, which allows it to convert your written notes into digital text files if you’d prefer reading a cleaner, typed-out version of everything you write down, as well as ways to organize, annotate, search, and share your files to multiple platforms. For ebook reading, by the way, it only supports two formats: PDF and ePub, so those who want to read Amazon books on here may want to convert it to the latter format first (the free software Calibre is really good at that). It runs on Codex, the Linux-based operating system custom-designed for low-latency digital paper displays.