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BIGME S6 COLOR+ vs REMARKABLE 2: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the BIGME S6 COLOR+, and the REMARKABLE 2.

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 S6 COLOR+ and the REMARKABLE 2.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the REMARKABLE 2 and BIGME S6 COLOR+

PRODUCTBIGME S6 COLOR+REMARKABLE 2
Specs & ratings infoBIGME S6 COLOR+
Not yet rated
REMARKABLE 2
My Rating
Price (approx)$460
$380
ManufacturerBigmereMarkable
Release year20232020
SCREENBIGME S6 COLOR+REMARKABLE 2
Screen typeKaleido 3CANVAS with Carta
Screen size7.8"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi226dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 936n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBIGME S6 COLOR+REMARKABLE 2
CPU2.3 GHz octa-core1.2Ghz dual-core
RAM6Gb1Gb
Storage128Gb8Gb
Battery3000mAh3000mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width137.9mm187mm
Height196mm246mm
Thickness7.1mm4.7mm
Weightg403.5g
Buy
SOFTWAREBIGME S6 COLOR+REMARKABLE 2
Operating systemAndroid 11Linux (Codex)
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates15+45+
Brush typesPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, HighlighterBallpoint, Fineline, Pencil, Mechanical Pencil, Highlighter, Marker, Calligraphy, Paintbrush
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, BMPPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBIGME S6 COLOR+REMARKABLE 2
Where to buyAmazon BE
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Bigme Store
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
ReMarkable
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBIGME S6 COLOR+REMARKABLE 2

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

BIGME S6 COLOR+ Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

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

Cons

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

A powerful and versatile 7.8" COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

REMARKABLE 2 Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Elegant design
  • Very thin
  • Quick and easy to start using
  • Joyous writing/sketching experience
  • Well-designed companion app
  • Can edit notebooks (typed text only) on other devices
  • Optional keyboard folio

Cons

  • Not very versatile
  • Only support PDF/EPUB
  • Annotations cannot be viewed/exported
  • Optional Connect Subscription (Paywall for certain features)
  • Lower hardware specs compared to other tablets
  • No frontlight

The reMarkable 2 is a beautifully designed note-taking device that provides an excellent basic writing and sketching experience but is not intended to do much else.

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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