Fujitsu Quaderno A5 Indepth Review


Fujitsu Quaderno A5

The Fujitsu Quaderno A5, is the second generation of what used to be the Sony Digital Paper. Fujitsu, a renowned international company with a history spanning 86 years, has taken the reins in the e-reader market, offering innovative products like the Quaderno A5 2.0.

The Quaderno A5 2.0 boasts a 10.3-inch screen and utilizes the new E-Ink Carta 1250 e paper technology, offering a resolution of 1872 by 1404 pixels with 16 levels of grayscale. With 32GB of onboard storage and the addition of a USB-C port, Fujitsu has enhanced the device’s performance and connectivity. Notably, it’s thinner, lighter, and faster than its predecessor.

Fujitsu Quaderno A5 Specification

Year 2021 2021
Screen type Carta 1250 Carta 1250
Screen size 10.3" 13.3"
Screen resolution 1404x1872 1650x2200
Screen density 227ppi 204ppi
CPU 1.8 GHz quad-core 1.8 GHz Quad-core
Storage 32GB 32GB
Battery 0mAh 0mAh
Thickness 5.9mm 5.7mm
Weight 261g 368g
OS Android Android
Handwriting recognition
Google Play Store
Other Features
Backlit Screen
Auto Rotate
SD card slot

Aspect of Consideration

  • Design
  • Display
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Stylus
  • Notetaking Experience 
  • Reading Experience
  • Service
  • Pricing

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To Be Reviewed 


The Quaderno A5 2.0 comes with a 10.3-inch screen and utilizes the E-Ink Carta 1250e paper technology, with a resolution of 1872 by 1404 pixels and 16 levels of grayscale.

The screen is capacitive, so you can use your finger to interact with it and for the first time, Fujitsu is utilizing a WACOM display so it supports all Wacom styluses.

The device lacks backlit screen or warm lights so it’s hard to read in darkness.


Fujitsu prioritizes simplicity with its user interface. The device lacks a cluttered home screen and opts for a straightforward menu with options like returning to documents, accessing folders, creating notes, and more. Settings allow users to configure Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and other essential functions.

The Quaderno A5 2.0 offers an efficient document management system. Users can access a list of their documents with options to sort and view them in a grid format, providing visual previews for easy identification.


Underneath the hood is a Cortex A53 Quad-core 1.8 GHZ processor, 4 GB of RAM and  32GB of internal storage. It has a USB-C port, WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC support (Type 4 Tag easy connection with QUADERNO Mobile App). It weights only 261g making it one of the lightest E Ink Tablet in the market

Reading Experience

While the device primarily supports PDF files, it excels in rendering them beautifully, making it ideal for reading magazines and newspapers. Users can pinch and zoom for closer examination, though a minimap would have been a helpful addition.

One remarkable feature is the ability to highlight text within PDF files. The device intelligently distinguishes text from images, allowing users to highlight text sections with ease. Multiple highlight intensities are available, enhancing the reading and annotation experience.

Note Taking Experience

The Quaderno A5 2.0’s main strength lies in note-taking. Its plastic screen differentiates it from the glass screens prevalent in the market. The device offers various pen thicknesses, eraser types, and a convenient pen palette for customization.

Efficient multitasking is vital for note-taking, and the Quaderno A5 2.0 delivers with its side-by-side document view. While it may not have the extensive screen real estate of its 13.3-inch counterparts, the split-screen functionality allows users to interact with two documents simultaneously. This feature is particularly valuable for referencing and cross-referencing content, making it an excellent choice for productivity.

The device boasts a comprehensive pen palette, allowing users to choose from various pen thicknesses and eraser types. Furthermore, users can switch between black and red ink, facilitating differentiation and organization within notes.


The device comes with a default Wacom stylus, featuring two customizable buttons for various functions. The pen supports highlighting and erasing, making it versatile for note-taking and annotation tasks. Users can map these buttons to their preferences, enhancing flexibility.


One standout feature of the Quaderno A5 2.0 is its compatibility with any pen on the market. Whether it’s the air pen, big me/goYu pen, re-ink stone pen, or even the remarkable pen, they all work seamlessly with this E-Ink Carta 1250e paper display. This versatility enhances the note-taking experience for users who prefer specific pen types.


Is Fujitsu's Quaderno A5 Worth It?

With its universal stylus compatibility, efficient side-by-side document view, refined user interface, and exceptional note-taking experience, it presents a compelling option for professionals and avid note-takers. 

Fujitsu’s commitment to affordability further solidifies its position in the market. This device proves that innovation doesn’t have to come at a steep price, making it an attractive choice for those seeking a versatile and reliable note-taking companion.

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