The reMarkable is a paper tablet. It lets you read, write and sketch with a paper-like feel. It is to replace your notebooks, sketchbooks and printed documents.
The CANVAS display was built from the ground-up together with our R&D partner E Ink. It's designed to closely mimic the appearance of real paper, including the surface friction. There are a range of technologies that are part of the CANVAS display, and it's partially powered by E Ink Carta generation electronic paper.
The shadow of a previous image can sometimes remain visible on the display. The image is removed when the display refreshes. Refreshing of the display will look like a quick ‘blink’ and happens every now and then.
If you experience that images remain on the display, simply wait for the display to refresh.
The reMarkable and difference from iPad and Kindle
iPad and other tablets have an LCD-based screen that has screen glare and a glass surface. reMarkable has a digital paper display without screen glare, and a higher-friction surface. The experience is very different and is immediately noticeable for paper people. The reMarkable does not have apps for web surfing, social media or games. It's a focused device around reading, writing and sketching with a paper-like experience.
The reMarkable is over twice the size of the Amazon Kindle e-readers. In addition to reading books and documents, reMarkable lets you write and sketch as well, which can't be done on a Kindle.
We have recently written about how reMarkable is different from your regular tablet on our blog. Read more here.