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Will This E Ink Tablet Mark the End of Paper?

Will this new e ink tablet mark the end of paper as we know it? Or will it fall flat like past attempts?

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Are you ready to give up using paper? It seems that one company believes the time has come to end our reliance on paper. The company in question, known as reMarkable, believes this new giant e ink tablet will be the key to ending our reliance on paper.

Paper as a medium has many benefits. It is recognized across the world, easy to get and to use and on top of that it is cheap. However, there are some drawbacks as well. It is heavy, it takes up a lot of space, and it can easily tear and rip. On top of that, there is an environmental impact that must be addressed as well, as paper takes trees to produce. A tablet, on the other hand, is light and easy to carry with you and doesn’t come with the environmental impact on our trees as paper does. The question is, will consumers adopt a paperless lifestyle? reMarkable believes the time has come. Just check out the video below:

The device itself is very minimalist in its design. It is lightweight and thin and designed to be used as a paper replacement and not much else. As such, it will only open documents, ebooks and PDF files and it will allow you to make notes on all of them. In order to make the replacement more familiar, the company has used “ultra high friction” materials on the screen in order to make it feel like you are writing on actual paper. At the same time, the company is using a new low latency technology to solve the latency issues that are well known on E Ink devices.

It features a large, 10.3-inch screen that is perfect for replacing a standard sheet of paper, and the blank notebook view can be used for sketching, taking notes, or any other type of writing that you need to do. All in all, if you ask me, it is a pretty nice piece of technology. Whether or not it will receive widespread adoption, of course, remains to be seen.

Think about the benefits. Your college students no longer have to lug around a big notebook or folders full of paper. Instead, they have one lightweight device that allows them to write and take notes as much as they need to. Think about the traveler for business? You won’t need that organizer in order to jot down notes while you are in your business meeting. All you will need is this tablet. Really it’s not a bad idea at all.

This isn’t the first attempt of getting rid of paper, but it definitely is a new spin on it and one that I can see has many real world applications. Currently, the tablet is available for preorder. So, if you are ready to give up paper and go completely digital, I suggest you give it a try.

What do you think about this latest attempt at replacing paper? Will the company see success or will this fall flat like other devices have in the past? Tell me your thoughts on this in the comments below.