Best Paper Tablet for Writers - reMarkable 2 vs. Boox Note Air

Are you a writer? Looking for a tablet that feels like writing on real paper?

ePaper (or E Ink) tablets are popular now with writers and artists who are already comfortable using regular pencil and paper. The ePaper screen provided by devices like the reMarkable 2 is specially designed to replicate the look and feel of real paper.

But which device should you buy?

The top two paper tablets for writers are the reMarkable 2 and the Onyx Boox Note Air. There are many reviews online for both tablets. They are both popular with artists and creators, but each of them target a different niche.

The reMarkable 2 is targeted mainly at writers and calligraphers who care about a very natural feeling surface with minimal distractions. The device has minimal features - only writing, drawing, and reading PDFs is supported. There is no web browser, no third-party apps, and no distracting notifications. This device is designed to look and feel beautiful, and help you write without noticing that you’re using an electronic device at all. Read more in the reMarkable review roundup.

The Boox Note Air is targeted at office workers and digital artists who want the ultimate productivity tool. The screen is the same size and resolution as the reMarkable 2, but feels a little more like writing on glass than paper. However, the Boox devices run Android 10 and support many more apps, including third-party apps like Evernote and Microsoft Office. It’s even possible to sync your notes automatically to Dropbox or your preferred cloud storage in PDF form.

I hope this comparison helps you to decide which device is best for you. Overall I recommend the reMarkable 2 for writers and the Boox Note Air for office productivity use.