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KOBO ELIPSA 2E vs QUIRKLOGIC PAPYR: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the KOBO ELIPSA 2E, and the QUIRKLOGIC PAPYR.

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 KOBO ELIPSA 2E and the QUIRKLOGIC PAPYR.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the QUIRKLOGIC PAPYR and KOBO ELIPSA 2E

PRODUCTKOBO ELIPSA 2EQUIRKLOGIC PAPYR
Specs & ratings infoKOBO ELIPSA 2E
Okay
QUIRKLOGIC PAPYR
👎 Not Recommended
My Rating
Price (approx)$400
$600
Limited availability
ManufacturerKoboQuirkLogic
Release year20232021
SCREENKOBO ELIPSA 2EQUIRKLOGIC PAPYR
Screen typeCarta 1200unknown
Screen size10.3"13.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721650 × 2200
Screen density (B/W)227dpi207dpi
Colour
Screen resolution (Colour)n/an/a
Screen density (Colour)n/an/a
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWAREKOBO ELIPSA 2EQUIRKLOGIC PAPYR
CPU2 GHz1.2Ghz quad-core
RAM1Gb2Gb
Storage32Gb16Gb
Battery2400mAh2000mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width193mm225mm
Height227mm305mm
Thickness7.5mm6.35mm
Weight390g349g
Buy
SOFTWAREKOBO ELIPSA 2EQUIRKLOGIC PAPYR
Operating systemKoboOSAndroid 5.0
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates35+3+
Brush typesBallpoint Pen, Fountain Pen, Calligraphy Pen, Brush, HighlighterPen
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, TXT, HTML, FlePub, CBZ, CBR, MOBIPDF, EPUB, MOBI
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFFPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)Kobo Audiobooks (via Bluetooth)-
Buy
BUYKOBO ELIPSA 2EQUIRKLOGIC PAPYR
Where to buyRakuten
Amazon AU
Amazon BE
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon IT
Amazon NL
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTKOBO ELIPSA 2EQUIRKLOGIC PAPYR

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

KOBO ELIPSA 2E Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great e-reader
  • Read DRM-protected ebooks (via ADE)
  • Eco-friendly
  • Innovative advanced notebooks
  • Frontlight
  • Good handwriting recognition
  • Backed by a major corporation

Cons

  • Sub-par writing experience
  • Easily damaged
  • Not very versatile
  • Stylus requires charging
  • Cannot export highlights/annotations
  • Feels a bit 'clunky'

The Kobo Elipsa 2E is a lightweight 10.3" e-reader with some innovative note-taking features but the tactile writing experience is lacking, and the whole ecosystem feels a bit 'clunky'.

QUIRKLOGIC PAPYR Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Large screen size
  • Enterprise solution
  • Great collaboration tools (inc. real-time collaboration)
  • Awesome for presentations
  • Stylus has highlight and erase buttons
  • Infinite zoom capability

Cons

  • Has been discontinued
  • No support
  • Company has disappeared
  • Very limited applications
  • Stylus requires battery/charging
  • Note-taking and e-reading limited
  • Slower stylus latency and processing
  • No pressure sensitivity

UPDATE: Quirklogic have closed down their Inkworks whiteboarding and collaboration system - this was perhaps the best thing about the Papyr. Their website has gone offline an I get no response from their support email. Therefore this device has now lost its best features and its rating has been adjusted accordingly.

If you're looking for an A4-sized device, check out the Boox Tab X, the Boox Max Lumi 2 or the Fujitsu Quaderno A4

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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