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reMarkable 2
reMarkable 2
reMarkable 2

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The reMarkable 2 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review


In a world of multitasking and all-in-one devices, the price asked for the reMarkable 2 left some reviewers conflicted. That being said, it’s certainly a unique experience and if you’re looking to eliminate distractions, the reMarkable 2 has its benefits over other more-capable options.

What's good

  • Extremely thin design
  • Palm-rejection
  • Long battery life

What's bad

  • Expensive
  • No backlight
  • Limited capabilities

The reMarkable 2 is an e-Ink slate with the goal of replacing paper without losing any of the aesthetic that comes with writing. Besides being a more green option for this day and age, what else does the reMarkable 2 have to offer?


Reviewers all noted how surprisingly thin the reMarkable 2 is. However, it’s heavier than the first-generation reMarkable -- thanks to its more premium aluminum chassis over the previous plastic one. Still, it’s nearly bezel-less, which allows for more surface area to write and draw on and feels more like a folded magazine in terms of weight than your typical tablet or e-reader. 


The 10.3-inch Canvas display is simple yet refined. It’s an e-ink display that does best in black and white. Pictures don’t load very well and are pixelated. But that’s to be expected with the technology.

However, if you’ve ever used virtually any other e-reader, you’re likely to be surprised by the lack of built-in lighting with the reMarkable 2. Most reviewers felt that trading a thin design for an integrated light was a poor decision. So be sure to have lamps, book lights, or plenty of natural lighting around if you plan to read, sketch, or take notes.


There is some latency involved in using the reMarkable 2, but reviewers stated that it wasn’t too much of an issue in the long run. Once you’ve spent a few minutes writing and tapping around the interface, it begins to feel quite natural.

It’s an e-reader, not a tablet, and it performs as such. But it never left reviewers wanting.

Software & Storage

ReMarkable 2 does not have the typical operating system you’re accustomed to when it comes to tablets. Instead, it runs on Linux-based Codex OS. It comes with 8GB of storage and doesn’t offer any further expansion, but when you consider that everything will be text and black and white, that’s likely plenty of room.

There’s a lot to look forward to as the software matures too. Already, reMarkable has promised a Google Chrome extension to send texts to your reMarkable for later reading much like Pocket or Evernote.


The reMarkable 2 does not have any cameras.

Battery Life

Its battery may be small when you compare it with today's tablets and smartphones, but it does a good job holding onto a charge. So good that some reviewers cited two weeks’ worth of battery time. It also charges by USB-C.


The reMarkable 2 does not support audio.


The reMarkable 2 supports a range of stylus options and an official case.

The tablet comes with the Marker Stylus in the box, which is the baseline edition. But there is also the Marker Stylus Plus, which has an eraser function on the top. 

The folio case is a magnetic dust jacket of sorts and doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond that point. But it is stylish enough and reviewers felt it was well made.

Specs at a Glance

  • Thin aluminum design
  • 10.3-inch E-Ink display
  • ARM A9 Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Linux-based Codex OS
  • 8GB of storage
  • No camera
  • 3,000mAh battery 
  • No audio
  • reMarkable Marker Stylus

The Bottom Line

The reMarkable 2 is an interesting device. It does one thing really well -- feeling like a real sheet of paper turned digital. But it costs more than a few of the ever-popular iPad models even if you add in the cost of the excellent Apple Pencil

In a world of multitasking and all-in-one devices, the price asked for the reMarkable 2 left some reviewers conflicted. That being said, it’s certainly a unique experience and if you’re looking to eliminate distractions, the reMarkable 2 has its benefits over other more-capable options.

WIRED states, “If you're looking for the best note-taking experience you've had since pen and paper, look no further. However, if you're like me, and the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on an imperfect gadget makes your head spin, maybe it's best to wait for the next version. Maybe that one will be able to do more.”

The Verge says, “But the high price tag and limited features still don’t make a case for why a digital version of paper should exist in a world where tablets have already long since surpassed their analogue counterparts. The reMarkable 2 is a convincing digital evolution of paper. But why be paper when you could be a whole computer instead?”

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...

Make Use Of

The reMarkable 2 is a bold step to merge the gap between the digital and analog world, and while it's expensive, it does deliver on its promise of feeling like paper.

- Zarif Ali, Make Use Of
Android Guys

The reMarkable 2 is a niche product and if you're after what its selling, it's a brilliant device. I love writing on this thing and find myself carrying it around with me from meeting to meeting, even if I don't need it. Software issues make it frustrating at times and third-party apps would be appr...

- Matt Adams, Android Guys
Apple Insider

We love this device. But while we love it, we can't recommend it to everybody. You have to take a lot of notes or sketch to make it worth it. The entire premise of the device is to elevate note-taking so if you don't do that regularly, it is too high a cost to pay. The accessories are as good as it...

- Andrew O'Hara, Apple Insider

While available at a premium price point, the ReMarkable 2 delivers on the promise of a versatile digital notepad and manages to be one of the more stylish tech offerings of 2020.

- Brendan Frye, CGM

Sometimes a gadget comes along that's so niche and limited in its purpose that for most people it'd be a needless expense. But for those who want to reduce their impact on the planet but love handwriting notes, plans and journals, the ReMarkable 2 is simply divine. With a backlight on the display it...

- Cam Bunton, Pocket-lint

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Screen Size

The reMarkable 2's screen size is 10.3 inches with 1404 x 1872 pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a ARM A9 Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Linux Codex operating system (OS).

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery.

reMarkable 2 Specs

Release Date June 2, 2020
Regions Available USA
Operating System Linux Codex

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Processor ARM A9 Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.164 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology E-ink
Colors No
Resolution 1404 x 1872 pixels
Pixel density 226 pixels
Size 10.3 inches
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) No
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.7 x 24.6 x 0.47 cm (7.4 x 9.7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 403.5 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
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