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SUPERNOTE A5 X vs BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the RATTA SUPERNOTE A5 X, and the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE.

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 πŸ™‚

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 RATTA SUPERNOTE A5 X and the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE and RATTA SUPERNOTE A5 X

PRODUCTSUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Specs & ratings infoRATTA SUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$525
Limited availability
$499
ManufacturerRattaBigme
Release year20202023
SCREENSUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Screen typeMobius CartaKaleido 3
Screen size10.3"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 Γ— 18721860 x 2480
Screen density (B/W)226dpi300dpi
Colourβ¨―βœ“
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)n/a930 x 1240
Screen density (Colour)n/a150dpi
Frontlightβ¨―βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWARESUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
CPU1.3 GHz quad-core2.3GHz octa-core
RAM2Gb4Gb
Storage32Gb64Gb
Battery3800mAh4000mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβ¨―βœ“
Microphoneβ¨―βœ“
G-Sensorβ¨―βœ“
Ceramic Tipβœ“β¨―
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβ¨―βœ“
SD card slotβ¨―βœ“
Rear cameraβ¨―βœ“
Front cameraβ¨―βœ“
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width178mm191mm
Height245mm225.6mm
Thickness7.2mm6.6mm
Weight375gg
Buy
SOFTWARESUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Operating systemChauvet (Android-based)Android 11
Google Play Storeβ¨―βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“β¨―
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβ¨―βœ“
Insert imagesβ¨―βœ“
Split screenβ¨―βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates25+15+
Brush typesNeedlepoint, Ink Pen, MarkerPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, TXT, CBZ, FB2, XPSPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, WEBPPNG, JPG, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYSUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE
Where to buyRatta Supernote
Supernote EU (not UK)
Supernote Outlet
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Bigme 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
PRODUCTSUPERNOTE A5 XBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ LITE

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

RATTA SUPERNOTE A5 X Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Fantastic substitute for a paper notebook
  • Ceramic stylus tips that never need replacing
  • Lovely writing feel
  • Quick and easy navigation
  • Well-structured notebooks
  • Best handwriting search
  • Excellent after-sales service
  • Nice range of additional tools (Email / Calendar / Word Doc editor / Kindle etc.)

Cons

  • Steeper learning curve
  • Notebooks not easily viewable on other devices when using third-party clouds
  • Partner app requires more work
  • No frontlight
  • No auto-synchronisation

The Supernote A5 X (and smaller A6 X) are perhaps the best digital replacements for paper-based notebooks for those that love to write.

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.

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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