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reMarkable 2 VS iPad Pro – Which Is The Best Note-Taking Tablet?

In a recent video by the Paperless Movement®, Tom Solid explores the comparison between the reMarkable and the iPad Pro, focusing on their note-taking capabilities, design, and overall functionality. The video provides an in-depth look at both devices, highlighting their unique features and potential drawbacks. Here’s a detailed exploration of the key points discussed in the video.

reMarkable’s Paper-Like Feeling

Tom Solid emphasizes the paper-like feeling that the reMarkable offers. The device’s ink-based technology provides a tactile sensation that closely resembles writing on paper. This is one of the reMarkable’s standout features, and it’s something that many users appreciate. However, the lack of back-lighting is noted as a disadvantage, especially when compared to devices like the Kindle.

Price Considerations

The video highlights the price of the reMarkable, which is nearly 500 euros. Tom Solid argues that for the same price, one could purchase an iPad Air 2020 with an Apple Pencil 2. The iPad offers more functionality, including internet search and various note-taking options. The reMarkable’s price is seen as a significant drawback, especially considering its limited features.

Distraction-Free Writing

One of the positive aspects of the reMarkable is its distraction-free writing environment. Unlike the iPad, the reMarkable’s interface is minimal, allowing users to focus solely on writing. This can be an advantage for those looking to eliminate digital distractions.

Writing and Drawing Experience

The comparison between the writing and drawing experience on both devices is a central theme in the video. While the reMarkable offers an authentic paper-like feel, the iPad provides more advanced drawing capabilities, especially when using apps like Procreate. The iPad’s pressure sensitivity and color options are noted as advantages over the reMarkable.

Organization and Note Management

Both devices offer different approaches to Note Management. The reMarkable has a basic operating system that has been improving, including the ability to annotate PDF files and use digital journals. The iPad, on the other hand, offers more advanced options for sharing and searching through notes.


Tom Solid concludes that while the reMarkable has its positive sides, such as the paper-like feeling and lightweight design, it falls short in terms of price justification and overall functionality. The iPad, with its broader range of features and comparable price, is recommended as a more valuable investment.
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