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Topjoy Butterfly vs Reinkstone R1

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the TopJoy Butterfly, and the Reinkstone R1.

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 Topjoy Butterfly and the Reinkstone R1.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the Topjoy Butterfly and Reinkstone R1

PRODUCTTOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8REINKSTONE R1
Specs & ratings infoTOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
👎 Not Recommended
REINKSTONE R1
👎 Not Recommended
My Rating
Price (approx)$250
Limited availability
$500
Limited availability
ManufacturerTopjoyReinkstone
Release year20222021
SCREENTOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8REINKSTONE R1
Screen typeDES SlurryDES Slurry
Screen size7.8"10.1"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721680 x 2232
Screen density (B/W)300dpi280dpi
Colour
(DES Slurry)

(DES Slurry)
Screen resolution (Colour)1404 x 18721680 x 2232
Screen density (Colour)150dpi140dpi
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
Buy
HARDWARETOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8REINKSTONE R1
CPU1.8 GHz1.8 GHz quad-core
RAM2Gb4Gb
Storage32Gb64Gb
Battery3200mAh4500mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width135mm167.7mm
Height193mm236mm
Thickness7.9mm6.8mm
Weight315g425g
Buy
SOFTWARETOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8REINKSTONE R1
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates++
Brush types
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, TXT, RTF, MOBI, DJVUPDF, EPUB, TXT, RTF, FB2, MOBI
File formats (image)PNG, JPGPNG, JPG, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYTOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8REINKSTONE R1
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PRODUCTTOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8REINKSTONE R1

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

Topjoy Butterfly Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • More colours

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Shipping delays
  • Inconsistent communication
  • Screen 'staining'
  • Ghosting
  • Poor performance

NOT RECOMMENDED: This was a Kickstarter campaign, and the backers have reported long shipping delays, inconsistent communication and a poor quality product when it was finally delivered. Therefore, this tablet is not recommended and all ratings have been set to zero.

Reinkstone R1 Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • More colours

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Shipping delays
  • Inconsistent communication
  • Screen 'staining'
  • Ghosting
  • Poor performance

NOT RECOMMENDED: This was a Kickstarter campaign, and the backers have reported long shipping delays, inconsistent communication and a poor quality product when it was finally delivered. Therefore, this tablet is not recommended and all ratings have been set to zero.

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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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