Soumya Prakash Pradhan

As technology advances, people have witnessed the evolution of gadgets from simple cellphones to sophisticated smartphones, and now, even to touch pads.

In this technological era, a new innovation has emerged: the paper tablet.

Recently launched in India, the tablet goes by the name reMarkable 2.

This tablet offers a unique experience where users can take notes, read, and review documents with a paper-like feel.

Unlike smartphones and tablets, which often bombard users with notifications and distractions, the reMarkable 2 aims to provide a distraction-free environment to help users stay focused on their tasks.

With its paper-like writing and reading experience, users can easily convert handwritten notes into typed text and directly annotate PDFs, among other features.

Priced at Rs. 43,999 in India, the reMarkable 2 comes bundled with the Marker Plus pen.

Some key features of the tablet include:

  1. It does not operate on a popular mobile operating system and does not support third-party apps.
  2. Internet connectivity is limited to syncing notes; there is no web browsing capability.
  3. The device lacks a colour display, backlight, camera, and speakers, focusing solely on reading and writing tasks.
  4. Weighing just 403 grams, the reMarkable 2 boasts a thin design and a large 10.3-inch monochrome display, resembling the feel of traditional paper.

While the device currently supports only the English language, it offers 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM processor.

It charges via USB-C and features a 3000 mAh battery, providing up to two weeks of battery life.

In addition to the base model, there is a bundled option priced at Rs. 53,999, which includes the reMarkable paper tablet, Marker Plus pen, and Book Folio.

For those interested in a keyboard, the Type Folio, launched in 2023, is available for an additional Rs. 19,499.