Boox Tab Ultra C Vs reMarkable 2

Boox Tab Ultra C Vs reMarkable 2

Boox Tab Ultra C Vs reMarkable 2

reMarkable and Onyx Boox are two of the biggest names in the E Ink Tablet market. 

Onyx Boox Tab Ultra is one of the best selling Android E Ink Tablets in the Market. Both the reMarkable and Boox Tab Ultra C are a5 or 10.3″ screen devices so they are frequently compared. But to be honest both the devices are tailored for different users and are quite different. 

Lets find out which device suits your needs.   

Key difference between  reMarkable and Onyx Boox?

The easiest way to differentiate between the two is to think of reMarkable as Apple and Onyx Boox as Samsung in the e Ink tablet market.

reMarkable 2 is a minimalistic and distraction free note taking E Ink Tablet. It runs on tailored Linux OS. Writing is what it is designed for and it has one of the best writing experience. Apart from that the device is quite restricted in use. 

Boox Tab Ultra C on the other hand is a colored E Ink Ink Tablet which runs on Android. With Play Store, higher refresh rate & customizability it is one of the closed thing that you can get to an android tablet or a Tablet PC in the E Ink Tablet Market. Its more then just a simple E-paper

Comparison Table Boox Tab Ultra C vs reMarkable 2

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Year 2023 2020
Screen type Kaleido 3/Carta 1200 (CANVAS) Carta
Screen size 10.3" 10.3"
Screen resolution 2480 x 1860 1404 x 1872
Screen density 300ppi/150ppi 226ppi
CPU Octa-core 1.2Ghz Dual-core
Storage 128 GB 8GB
Battery 6,300mAh 3000mAh
Thickness 6.7 mm 4.7mm
Weight 480g 405g
OS Android 11 Linux-based
Handwriting recognition
Google Play Store
Other Features
Backlit Screen
Auto Rotate
SD card slot
Wacom compatible
Keyboard folio
Fingerprint scanner
Kindle support
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Aspect of Consideration

  • Design
  • Display
  • Stylus
  • Notetaking
  • Reading
  • Hardware & Software
  • Pricing
  • Connectivity


reMarkable 2 and Boox Tab Ultra C both have a tablet-like form factor and are equipped with an E Ink Displays. Both devices are made of premium material. However reMarkable 2 is considerably lighter when compared to the Tab Ultra C.

reMarkable 2

  • Its the thinnest E Ink Tablet in the market (4.7 mm)
  • It  has a white frame with a silver-accented grip strip and a thicker lower bezel
  • Its weight 404g and the slimness makes it feel more nimble while holding

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • The device is quite thin at 6.7 mm thickness
  • In weight the Supernote is lighter than the Boox Tab Ultra C (480 g)
  • The body is made of aluminum and feels premium 
  • The device protruding camera will cause discomfort while writing if used without cover. 


When it comes to the display we can see a huge difference between the Boox Tab Ultra C and reMarkable 2, apart from the screen size everything is different.

Even the Screens are made of different materials. The reMarkable 2 screen is a has a textured screen giving it the signature feel of Writing with a pencil over paper. Whereas the glass screen of Onyx Boox gives it more like a pen over paper feel.  

reMarkable 2

  • The reMarkable screen uses their patented CANVAS technology. The screen has more fiction and paper like feel to it.
  • The device lacks a backlit screen or warm lights.
  • Screen has a textured finish that mimics real paper.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • The screen uses the Kaleido 3 (Color) and Carta 1200 (B/W) technology. 
  • Has 150 PPI colored screen and 300 PPI for Black and White Screen. Which is the highest in both categories.
  • The refresh rate is exceptional even for a color E Ink Screen.
  • You can change and control the contrast of the screen.
  • The device has backlit screen with controllable warm lights.


The Remarkable 2 stylus needs to be purchased separately. You can buy the standard marker or the Marker Plus. On the other hand, the Boox Tab Ultra C comes with the Boox Pen Plus Stylus in the box.

With regards to the writing experience, the reMarkable 2 and Onyx Boox both have very different tactile feel. Aspects like tilt and Pressure sensitivity are almost similar however the reMarkable 2 has better has one of the best latency

Personally, I love the writing experience on both devices, however, the reMarkable 2 feels a bit better to me with its pencil over paper feel.

reMarkable 2

  • The standard Marker costs $79 and the Marker Plus with an eraser costs $129
  • Tilt detection & accurate pressure sensitivity makes I writing highly enjoyable.
  • The eraser tip at the end feels like real rubber and is really responsive on the marker plus.
  • The cardboard stylus tip give it that peculiar pencil over paper like feel but it requires frequent replacements.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • The nib is made of soft plastic and has a nice feel while writing
  • The standard pen lacks a eraser but you can use alternate styluses as well. 
  • Tilt detection & accurate pressure sensitivity makes the writing highly enjoyable.
  • Overall it has minimal lag and a useful range of stroke settings

Note Taking

The Remarkable 2 and Boox Tab Ultra C both offer useful features for note-taking.

The Remarkable 2 has a minimalistic UI with decent templates and pen options but the writing experience is out of the world.

Boox Tab Ultra C has more flexibility in terms of a lot of features and gives a decent note taking experience.  

I think writing experience can be a bit subjective but in my opinion reMarkable 2 is the winner when it comes to focused note taking.

reMarkable 2

  • Offers 51 templates for  note-taking
  • The pages can be layered and tagged individually which helps in better organization.
  • Great Pen Response, different tips and pens styles, pressure and tilt sensitivity make the note taking experience premium.
  • Handwriting recognition and convert to text are available. I found the results surprisingly accurate.
  • You can take your notes directly on PDFs pages.
  • Allows you to sign into cloud storage accounts like OneDrive and Dropbox for immediate access to your documents. 

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • It has more than 30 templates and you can add more.
  • You can choose from 16 shades of color due to the color screen.
  • When creating multiple pages inside a notebook, we can add a different template for each page. 
  • You can add electronic text, voice recordings, photos, attachments, links to another note page, and a website link to your notes.
  • The text recognition and conversion is great as well. 
  • The device offers an array of brushes, including ink pen, brush pen, ballpoint pen, pencil, graphite pencil, and marker 
  • Notebooks can be exported in different formats, such as PNG, bitmap PDF, vector-based PDF, and the native DOT Note format.


When it comes to reading experience, the Tab Ultra C with its wide array of features and apps provides a far better reading experience especially when reading magazines or manga.

reMarkable 2

  • Supports ePUB, PDF and Word documents.
  • For annotating files are converted to PDF. But the good thing is you can take notes directly on PDFs.
  • There is no backlight so you cant read at night.
  • No in build dictionary
  • No preinstalled book store, it means dragging and dropping EPUB files manually.
  • You can also add sticky notes directly to Word docs, and from later this year you’ll be able to send documents to the Scribe from within Microsoft Word.
  • Bigger sized files lag alot.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • Supports all the major reading formats which can be increased with third party apps
  • Google play store lets you download any 3rd party reading app that you like
  • The refresh rate is one of the best even when reading colored magazine or web browser.
  •  The device has backlit screen with adjustable warm lights an essential for reading in the dark.

Hardware & Software

The reMarkable 2 was launched in 2020 and the hardware is a quite outdated when compared to Onyx Boox Tab Ultra C but still packs and punch. The devices has its own tailored OS and run on Linux. It adopts a pared-back approach, with clean visuals, tidy menus and neat icons for switching tools.

The Boox Tab Ultra C has one of the best hardware in the E Ink Tablet market. The device runs on Android 11. Overall it resembles quite alot to a traditional tablet. 

reMarkable 2

  • The reMarkable 2 has a dual-core processor with 1Gb RAM.
  • The storage is only 8Gb which can be a problem for some people.
  • Doesn’t have Bluetooth.
  • Has a decent battery with 3000 mAH capacity. 
  • It doesnt have G sensor or light sensor.

Boox Tab Ultra C 

  • The Tab Ultra C boasts a Qualcomm octa-core CPU clocked at 2.02 gigahertz.
  • Accompanied by 4GB RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. 
  • It has speakers and microphone along with Bluetooth for audiobooks
  • Has a huge 6300 mAh huge battery
  • The USB Type C supports OTG and acts as a headphone jack
  • The power button acts like a finger print scanner as well. 
  • The device also has G sensor and light sensor for auto brightness. 


In terms of pricing, the reMarkable 2 is more affordable and has a great return policy. Whereas the Onyx Boox Note Air 2 costs more but with the specs it has the price is justified.


The Onyx Boox does provide a decent connectivity but reMarkable 2 beats Onyx Boox in this aspect, with 3rd party cloud services you can utilize multiple platforms. You can also share files Via Bluetooth or use OTG for sharing notes.

Costumer Service

Onyx Boox is a great device but when it comes to Costumer Service reMarkable 2 is far better.

reMarkable 2 has a  small but solid community. They also provide regular updates and are eager for costumer feedback, and updating or designing there devices based on this feedback is part of their ethos. 

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