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BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE vs BOOKEEN NOTÉA: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE, and the BOOKEEN NOTÉA.

This is currently a simplified comparison consisting of a table of side-by-side specifications, and review cards of each tablet, outlining their pros and cons. If a tablet has a rating then you can also click on it for a full and detailed review of the tablet.

I do write detailed ‘versus‘ comparisons, however because I am only one person it is impractical for me to compare every single e-ink tablet against every other one! So if you think that this page would benefit from being fleshed out with additional information and my own thoughts and opinions, then feel free to drop me an email at dan@ewritable.com – I will prioritise pages that get the most requests 🙂

Additional E-Ink Tablet Resources

If you’re new to e-ink tablets, you may wish to take a look at:

I have also created a gigantic e-ink comparison table (which is also searchable/filterable, so you can whittle down your search to the tablets that best meet your needs).

And a list of (what I believe to be) the best e-ink tablets can be found here.

Now, onto the comparison between the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE and the BOOKEEN NOTÉA.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BOOKEEN NOTÉA and BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE

PRODUCTBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Specs & ratings infoBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Okay
BOOKEEN NOTÉA
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$499
$415
Limited availability
ManufacturerBigmeBookeen
Release year20232021
SCREENBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta HD
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 24801404x1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi227dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEBOOKEEN NOTÉA
CPU2.3GHz octa-core1.8GHz quad-core
RAM4Gb1Gb
Storage64Gb32Gb
Battery4000mAh4000mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width191mm191.1mm
Height225.6mm232.5mm
Thickness6.6mm8mm
Weightg450g
Buy
SOFTWAREBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 8.1
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates15+30+
Brush typesPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, HighlighterPen, Pencil, Brush
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIPPDF, EPUB
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, BMP-
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEBOOKEEN NOTÉA
Where to buyBigme Store
Amazon BE
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Bookeen
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITEBOOKEEN NOTÉA

To compare even more e-ink tablets, click here for the full comparison table.

BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Google Play Store
  • Nice writing feel
  • Frontlight
  • Bluetooth functions on stylus
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • Front & rear-facing cameras
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ChatGPT integration

Cons

  • Steeper learning curve
  • Heavy
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome tablets
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

A powerful and versatile COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

BOOKEEN NOTÉA Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Not yet reviewed...

Cons

  • Not yet reviewed...

Not yet reviewed...

About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

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