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SUPERNOTE A5 X vs MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR: 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 MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR.

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 RATTA SUPERNOTE A5 X and the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR and RATTA SUPERNOTE A5 X

PRODUCTSUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Specs & ratings infoRATTA SUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$525
Limited availability
$350
ManufacturerRattaMobiscribe
Release year20202023
SCREENSUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Screen typeMobius CartaKaleido Plus
Screen size10.3"7.8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 × 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)226dpi300dpi
Colour
(Kaleido Plus)
Screen resolution (Colour)n/a468 x 604
Screen density (Colour)n/a100dpi
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWARESUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
CPU1.3 GHz quad-core1.5 Ghz Quad-core
RAM2Gb4Gb
Storage32Gb64Gb
Battery3800mAh2500mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width178mm148.3mm
Height245mm193mm
Thickness7.2mm8.1mm
Weight375gg
Buy
SOFTWARESUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Operating systemChauvet (Android-based)Android 12
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates25+50+
Brush typesNeedlepoint, Ink Pen, MarkerPencil, Fountain Pen, Paintbrush
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, TXT, CBZ, FB2, XPSPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRC
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, WEBPPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)--
Buy
BUYSUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
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
MobiScribe
Amazon DE
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTSUPERNOTE A5 XMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR

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.

MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Frontlight
  • Speakers
  • Decent native note-taking app
  • Handwriting search
  • Handwriting-to-text conversion

Cons

  • Small canvas size
  • Sunken screen
  • Stylus (see below)
  • Screen size limits reading capabilities
  • Not as 'snappy' as more premium tablets

The Mobiscribe Wave is compact, lightweight, portable and inexpensive, and has a colour screen. In addition, it is one of the few E-ink writing tablets that is waterproof.

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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