Remarkable (tablet)

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reMarkable RM100
ReMarkable tablet with sleeve and pen.jpg
First generation reMarkable tablet with sleeve and pen
Memory512 MB DDR3L RAM[1]
Storage8 GB
Display262 mm (10.3 in) electronic paper display, 1872 × 1404 pixels (1.333:1 (4:3) aspect ratio, close to the ISO 216 aspect ratio of , A5=10.1 in diagonal).
InputTouchscreen with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, stylus without battery
ConnectivityWi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz),[2] Micro USB 2.0[1]
PowerNon-removable 3000 mAh lithium-ion battery[1]
Dimensions177 mm × 256 mm × 6.7 mm (6.97 in × 10.08 in × 0.26 in)
Mass350 g (12 oz)

Remarkable (styled as reMarkable) is an E Ink writing tablet for reading documents and textbooks, sketching and note-taking that attempts to fully replicate paper writing.[3] Developed by a Norwegian startup company of the same name, the device is geared towards students and academics.[4]

The reMarkable uses electronic paper reading display and tablet computer writing system.[5]


The company was founded by Magnus Wanberg and started product development in Oslo in early 2014. It has collaborated with Taiwanese company E Ink.[6] Development was started in 2013[7] and a crowdfunding campaign launched in late 2016.[8] Pre-orders began in 2017.[9]

Second generation reMarkable 2 was announced on March 17, 2020.[10] It was marketed as the 'World's Thinnest Tablet' (measuring 187 x 246 x 4.7 mm[11]) and sold in August 2020 for US$399 (EUR€337), not including the marker.[12]

Operating system[edit]

ReMarkable uses its own operating system, named Codex. Codex is based on Linux and optimized for electronic paper display technology.[13]

Community support[edit]

As Codex is based on Linux and an open source ecosystem, it has gained community projects and 3rd party software for it. The device is accessible through SSH, allowing the installation of 3rd party software.[14] Many packages are accessible through Toltec, a community-maintained free software repository.[15] The Cloud system has been reverse engineered and an open source alternative has been created.[16]

Alternative operating systems[edit]

An alternative free operating system, Parabola-rM, has been made to replace Codex.[17] Parabola-rM aims to turn the device into a full-fledged computer, allowing typical desktop Linux applications to be run.[18]


As of October 2021, Connect required a monthly subscription of $5 for its Connect Lite plan or $8 for the Connect plan with unlimited cloud storage.[19]

As of September 2022, some features of the Connect plan, such as integration with file hosting services, were made available to all ReMarkable owners, the Connect plan price was reduced to $2.99 per month, and the Connect Lite plan discontinued with previous subscribers being upgraded to the Connect plan.[20][21]


ReMarkable RM100, launched in late 2017, has been criticized due to the sluggishness when loading and unloading files.[22] According to Wired, reMarkable 2 "excels at taking your handwritten notes, but it doesn't do much else well."[23] According to the podcast Bad Voltage, the lack of integrations with other software limits the device's usefulness for taking notes for some users,[24] and there is no official third-party app ecosystem, but the ability to add software via unofficial hacks offers interesting possibilities.[25][26] ReMarkable's customer service has had many negative reviews as seen on their Instagram page. The company is accused of having poor service to avoid returns on faulty products.[27]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d reMarkable | The paper tablet - Technical specifications
  2. ^ RM100 reMarkable paper tablet Test Report WiFi reMarkable AS
  3. ^ Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper
  4. ^ reMarkable paper tablet for sketching, writing: PHOTOS - Business Insider
  5. ^ Gartenberg, Chaim (2020-08-27). "The reMarkable 2 is the latest attempt to turn your paper notepad digital". The Verge. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  6. ^ "This $530 tablet is better than a book or a sketchpad — it looks, feels, and acts just like paper". Business Insider.
  7. ^ The ReMarkable is a Tablet That Feels Like Paper | Digital Trends
  8. ^ ReMarkable Hands-On: The First E-Ink Drawing Tablet Is a Wonder to Behold
  9. ^ Remarkable Raises $12 Million in Pre-Orders, Gets Positive Early Buzz in the Press | The Digital Reader
  10. ^ Introducing the World's Thinnest Tablet, reMarkable 2, BusinessWire, March 17, 2020
  11. ^ August 2020, Gerald Lynch 27 (27 August 2020). "ReMarkable 2 tablet review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  12. ^ Chris Taylor (27 August 2020). "ReMarkable 2 review: A magic legal pad from the future". Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  13. ^ Henry T. Casey (15 September 2017). "reMarkable Tablet Review". Laptop Magazine. Retrieved 8 June 2019. reMarkable uses Codex, its own OS. This is a custom version of Linux that's optimized for low-latency e-paper.
  14. ^ "tech:ssh [reMarkableWiki]". Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  15. ^ "Toltec". 2022-10-10.
  16. ^ Känel, Dobrin von (2022-10-10), rmfakecloud, retrieved 2022-10-10
  17. ^ "Parabola-rM". 2022-10-10.
  18. ^ Linder, Brad (2022-10-10). "Turn the Remarkable ePaper tablet into a Linux PC with Parabola rM".
  19. ^ Liszewski, Andrew (13 October 2021). "reMarkable's E Ink Tablet Now Requires a Subscription to Access Its Best Features". Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  20. ^ Liszewski, Andrew (2022-09-20). "reMarkable Lowers Subscription Fees For its E Ink Tablet While Making More Features Free". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  21. ^ "reMarkable announces major expansion of software ecosystem and changes to subscription service" (Press release). reMarkable. 20 September 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  22. ^ Liszewski, Andrew. "The reMarkable E Ink Tablet Is Way Too Good For Its Software (and Price)". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  23. ^ Louryn Strampe (9 September 2020). "Review: reMarkable 2". Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  24. ^ Langridge, Stuart; Bacon, Jono; Garcia, Jeremy (21 January 2021). "Poetry in Notion". Bad Voltage. 5 minutes in. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  25. ^ Langridge, Stuart; Bacon, Jono; Garcia, Jeremy (21 January 2021). "Poetry in Notion". Bad Voltage. 36 minutes in. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  26. ^ "remarkable-hacks". rM Hacks on Github. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  27. ^ {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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