Remarkable Paper Tablet on Sale for $499

Remarkable Paper Tablet

Remarkable is having a back to school sale on the Remarkable Paper Tablet. They have it marked down to $499. It regularly sells for $599 so $100 off is a pretty big discount.

The Remarkable Paper Tablet is on sale from the Remarkable website and on Amazon. At Amazon there’s a $100 off coupon that you have to apply to get the discount.

The Remarkable has a 10.3-inch E Ink screen like the Onyx Boox Note and Sony DPT-CP1.

But the Remarkable is geared more toward writing and drawing than ereading.

It has a Wacom touchscreen that is fast and responsive, with support for pressure sensitivity and tilt, and it has more writing features than other E Ink notepads.

It does support ePub and PDF formats so it’s a serviceable ereader, and they recently updated the software to improve the reading experience by adding table of contents support and search, but the reading software still has a long way to go to compete with other ereaders.

At $499 it’s cheaper than the Sony and Onyx Boox Note, but there’s also the new 10.3-inch LikeBook Note that just turned up for $419. It doesn’t have a Wacom touchscreen so the writing experience is unlikely to be anywhere on the same level, but it does add a frontlight to the mix.

See my Remarkable review for more details about the device and to see a video of it in action.

5 Responses to “Remarkable Paper Tablet on Sale for $499”

  1. Thanks for this info. I’m still considering a ReMarkable. I appreciate the comparison to the Sony. My problem is that all of my ebooks are from Amazon and I really don’t want to go through the laborious process of converting everything I haven’t read yet. (Yes I’m lazy lol.)

    If my primary use for the ReMarkable or new Sony device would be PDFs and not digital note taking, would a Kindle DX be a better option? I’ve seen conflicting info about whether I can even register a DX to my Amazon account anymore.

    • If you want to read Kindle books the 10.3″ Onyx Note is the best option because the Kindle app works pretty well. Even though the app is a little laggy it’s way better than the Kindle DX ever was.

  2. I am an early adopter of the Remarkable tablet. I wish I hadn’t done that, despite the great early price ($350).

    Why? Because they have no plans to provide any means of dropbox, google drive, or any other out-of-house support for sync’ing content. I know because I asked. They seem to think that they’re own app suffices. For me, it does not.

    Personally, I think they’re nuts for not offering it. But they clearly have a very different opinion.

    • I don’t know if it’s been improved or not but I hated that buggy app when I reviewed the Remarkable last fall. I couldn’t wait to uninstall it. Since then I just use the browser to transfer files. I really like how easy it is to transfer files off the Onyx Note with Dropbox. I remember Remarkable specifically said they were going to add Dropbox support when it was first released. I guess that went out the window…

      • I’m reminded of what French car manufacturers said decades ago the first time they pulled out of the American market: they blamed American car buyers for their failure to appreciate French cars. This sounds like more of that.