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      I have a Remarkable 2, and while I can imagine the Scribe beats it in terms of refresh rate, the latest update to the RM2 gives it some very nice quality of life features for the notebook functionality, like infinite paper mode and text editing.

      I believe with the latest update, RM2 supports every single feature OP mentioned.

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        I must chime in here as another happy user of an RM2. I’ve heard negative responses but it was the most amazing tool for my graduate research work. They’re still adding new features, too – once I thought “wouldn’t it be nice to be able to add blank pages to book PDFs for notes”, and soon enough that became a thing.

        The only thing is that I would say the display / pen is not 100% precise (its precision can be influenced by magnets) and there Kindle Scribe might beat it out.

        (Also, RM marks up the device and related items quite a bit. It was still a good investment as far as I’m concerned, but…)

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          (Also, RM marks up the device and related items quite a bit. It was still a good investment as far as I’m concerned, but…)

          I’ve been wondering how expensive it actually is to produce the $1-each nibs. They’re made of felt, apparently, and they’re less than 1g each so it’s probably not the materials cost.

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        One big feature the scribe has is a 10.2” 300 DPI screen. I use a PineNote which I think has the same screen as the Remarkable 2 - 10.3” 226 DPI. Look forward to 300 DPI being a commodity panel in a few years, maybe I’ll be able to swap out the panel in the PineNote directly. It should be noted that 226 DPI is already better than the smallest commercially-available 4k LED monitor (the 24” LG 24UD58-B at ~194 DPI) so it’s not like it’s lacking, really. You do hold e-readers a bit closer than monitors, though.

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        How open/hackable is the RM2? Not asking from a purity/religious perspective, but it’s a fair bit of money when converted to dolaridoos and I imagine I’ll never be happy until I can work on my own UI experiments / features without being relegated to second-class citizen like in iOS or just “nope GTFO” like most other platforms.

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          While I recently reverted to the stock software in order to prepare for aforementioned software update, the RM2 runs Linux, and ships with an (admittedly slightly old) SSH server that you can access with a password tucked away in one of the “Compliance / Licensing” pages in the settings menu. You are a bit limited in what you can do on the Linux system out of the box, but I previously had installed Toltec which gave me access to a large repository of RM2 specific homebrew software, as well as the entware repository for more general *nix software on embedded systems. From there, you even have the ability to install entirely new “shells” or “desktops” (or however you want to think of it) if you choose.

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        You are absolutly right, RM2 has the best experience for drawing overaly and in fact I was about to buy RM2 until the very last moment, but I realized that the display is prone to some issues, like I’ve read from the reviews that It can crack easily, so I backed off

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          FWIW I’ve carried my RM2 around in a bag with only the fabric “folio” case on it since I got it shortly after release and had zero problems with the screen.

          Over the last ~10 years, I’ve owned and heavily used a handful of Kindles, two e-ink Android devices, and the Remarkable 2. My only screen failure was on the original “big” Kindle (the DX) and even that happened well after the device was abandoned by Amazon.