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BOOX TAB ULTRA C 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 ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C, 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 ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C and the REMARKABLE 2.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the REMARKABLE 2 and ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C

PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2
Specs & ratings infoONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2
My Rating
Price (approx)$600
Limited availability
$380
ManufacturerOnyx BooxreMarkable
Release year20232020
SCREENBOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2
Screen typeKaleido 3CANVAS with Carta
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1860 x 24801404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi226dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)930 x 1240n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2
CPU1.8 Ghz octa-core1.2Ghz dual-core
RAM4Gb1Gb
Storage128Gb8Gb
Battery6300mAh3000mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width184.5mm187mm
Height225mm246mm
Thickness6.7mm4.7mm
Weight480g403.5g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2
Operating systemAndroid 11Linux (Codex)
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates40+45+
Brush typesFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, MarkerBallpoint, Fineline, Pencil, Mechanical Pencil, Highlighter, Marker, Calligraphy, Paintbrush
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2
Where to buyAmazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon PL
Amazon US
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
PRODUCTBOOX TAB ULTRA CREMARKABLE 2

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

ONYX BOOX TAB ULTRA C Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Sophisticated native reading & note-taking apps
  • Handwriting search/conversion
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Optional keyboard attachment
  • Onboard GPU & Boox Super Refresh Tech
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • 16MP rear-facing camera
  • MicroSD card slot

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Some chassis design flaws
  • Heavy
  • Writing feels a little 'slippy'
  • GPU/Super Refresh uses more power
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome Tab Ultra

A powerful and versatile COLOUR e-ink tablet that is as close as you can get to a regular tablet/laptop.

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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