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Posted on March 20, 2020 by  & 

ReMarkable's Redesigned E-Paper Tablet

reMarkable 2 is the world's thinnest tablet and features a paper-like E Ink display.
 
When reMarkable 1 was launched, the CANVAS display was at the core of the paper experience. reMarkable 2 features impressive 21 ms latency and a unique high-friction surface, the second-generation CANVAS display makes reMarkable 2 more paper-like.
 
A unique pen tip made from compressed felt fibers, together with a paper-textured surface, creates the familiar feeling of pen and paper. Featuring realistic ink flow, and almost no distance between the marker tip and its digital ink, reMarkable 2 is as close to paper as it gets the company claims. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Flexible, Printed OLED Displays 2020-2030: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies.
 
"We set out to make a device as paper-like as possible. It always comes back to paper as a tool for thinking. If we're going to help people think better, then looking and feeling like paper is essential," says reMarkable co-founder and CEO Magnus Wanberg. "With the second-generation CANVAS display, we've made some real breakthroughs when it comes to the tactile aspects of digital handwriting. At the same time, we managed to make the thinnest tablet anyone has ever seen." Measuring just 4.7 mm / 0.19 in, reMarkable 2 is the world's thinnest tablet Book.
 
 
"We had to machine aluminum to unbelievable dimensions, while engineering an incredibly strong structure. Each tiny component has a precise location in the assembly, and of course, rethinking them all to make the device thinner was crucial," says Mats Herding Solberg, reMarkable's Chief Design Officer.
 
 
Weeks of battery
The company claims that reMarkable 2 will last for up to two weeks on a single charge, allowing for two hours of active reading and writing every day during the working week. It also features a standby time of up to 90 days.
 
Magnetic Markers
The Marker and Marker Plus were created in conjunction with reMarkable 2, to provide friction, and draw digital ink on the second-generation CANVAS display with low lag and increased accuracy. Both Markers attach to reMarkable 2 magnetically, and don't require charging or setup. The Marker Plus features an eraser in the top end that can be used like a traditional pencil eraser.
 
Source: ReMarkable
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