Which is the Fastest E Ink Tablet?

Fastest E Ink Tablets

E Ink Tablets are not particularly famous for being fast. Slow refresh rates, constant lags and exceedingly slow page turns are kind of a trademark for all E Ink devices.  

I remember my first Kindle and it took me quite a long time to adjust with its slow performance. However, over time these devices are getting pretty darn fast. Lets dive in and find out which E Ink Tablets are the fastest in performance right now…

What Makes An E Ink Tablet Fast?

E Ink screens use a technology called electronic paper to mimic the look of ink on paper. Unlike traditional LCD screens, E Ink screens don’t emit any light of their own. Instead, they rely on ambient light to reflect off the surface of the screen and create the appearance of text and images. This fundamental difference in technology has a number of benefits including better battery timing and less strain on the eyes.

E Ink tablets have a slow refresh rate, typically around 0.5-1.5 seconds. This can make them unsuitable for tasks that require fast display updates even scrolling. Whereas, Regular tablets have a much faster refresh rate than E Ink tablets, typically around 60Hz or more . This makes them ideal for tasks that require fast display updates like video editing or gaming.

So a better refresh rate means a faster E Ink Tab. However, due to limitation in the technology, E Ink Tablets have a considerably lower refresh rate than a tablet. Recently, few E Ink tabs have broken this tradition and came up with really fast E Ink Tablets. Lets Dive in and find out. 

2. Our Picks For The Fastest E Ink Tablets

  • Boox Note Air 3C 
  • Boox Tab Ultra C (Best Overall)
  • Boox Tab Mini C (Best A6 Sized Color E Ink)
  • Kindle Scribe

3. Comparison Table Fastest E Ink Tablet

Release year 2023 2023 2023 2023 2022 2022 2020 2022
Screen type Kaleido 3 Kaleido 3/Carta 1200 Kaleido Plus Gallery 3 Kaleido Plus Kaleido Plus Kaleido 3 Kaleido Plus
Screen size 7.8" 10.3" 7.8" 8" 10.3" 7.8" 7.8" 10.3"
Resolution (Color) 1404 x 1872  2480 x 1860 468 x 604 464 x 624 936 × 702 468 × 624 468 x 624 936 × 702  
Resolution (B/W) 702 x 936 1240 x 930 (C) 1404 x 1872 1440 x 1920 1404 × 1872 1404 × 1872  1872 x 1404  1872 × 1404
Pixel density (dpi) 300ppi/150ppi 300ppi/150ppi 100(C) 300(B/W) 100 (C) 300(B/W) 117(C) 226(B/W) 100(C) 300 (B/W) 100(C) 300(B/W)  117(C) 227(B/W)
CPU Octa-core Octa-core 1.5 Ghz Quad-core 2.3GHz Octa-core 2.3 GHz octa-core 1.8 GHz octa-core Dual Core 1Gz Quad-core 2.3 GHZ
RAM 4GB 4GB 4Gb 6Gb 6Gb 3Gb 1GB 6GB
Storage 64 GB 128 GB 64Gb 128Gb (Expandable) 128Gb (Expandable) 32Gb 16 GB 128 GB
Battery 5,000mAh 6,300mAh 2500mAh 3000mAh 4000mAh 2000mAh 2,900mAh 4000 mAH
Thickness 8.3 mm 6.7 mm 8.1mm 6.95mm 4.6mm 6.3mm 8mm 7.7mm
Weight 310g 480g 285 g 320g 477g 235g 225g 990g
Connectivity Wifi+BT+OTG Wifi+BT+OTG Wifi + BT Wifi + BT Wifi + BT Wifi + BT Wi-Fi + BT Wifi + BT
Operating system Android 11 Android 11 Android 12 Android 11 Android 11 Android 11.0 Linux Android 11
Google Play Store
Handwriting recognition
Other Features
Backlit Screen

Boox Note Air 3 C

Note Air 3 C Color E Ink Tablet Fastest E Ink Tablet

The Note Air 3C is the latest addition to the remarkable lineup of e-ink tablets from Onyx Boox. It comes with a E Ink Kaleido 3 display and is no doubt the fastest Color E Ink Tablet that you can get your hands on

The device is incredibly thin at just 5.8mm, which is impressive for a front-lit e-ink tablet with a 10.3-inch screen.  Running on Android 11, the Note Air 2 Plus offers the capabilities of a full-fledged Android tablet. It comes with Boox’s OS, ensuring a stable and efficient user experience.

The performance of the Note Air 3C stands out. Thanks to the new octa-core CPU and updated system, the device is significantly faster than its predecessors.  The BSR (Black and Sepia Red) technology, dedicated to reducing ghosting and enhancing display speed, is a highlight.

Related: Check Out Detailed Review of Boox Note Air 3C

Why we like about it?

  • Fastest Writing Latency: It has the fastest writing latency on the market, offering a highly responsive writing experience.
  • Outstanding Writing Experience: The Note Air 3C provides the best overall writing experience of any device. Thanks to Boox Super Refresh (BSR) technology and a front light, it combines a crisp display with a fast refresh rate for an exceptional writing and reading experience.
  • Excellent Color E-Reader: The device offers a top-notch color e-reader experience, with a 300 PPI black content screen, making it an ideal choice for readers.
  • Powerful Hardware: With a more potent CPU, enhanced RAM, and faster overall performance, the Note Air 3C is notably faster than comparable models.

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Boox Tab Ultra C Pro

Fastest E Ink Tablet Boox Tab Ultra C

The Boox Tab Ultra C Pro maintains a professional yet modern design, with a new metallic green-gray color scheme that exudes elegance. This android color E Ink Tablet features a 10.3-inch display with 300 PPI resolution for black and white content. 

The Tab Ultra C boasts a Qualcomm octa-core CPU clocked at 2.02 gigahertz, accompanied by 4GB RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. The device boasts a specially designed GPU that enhances screen refreshing and minimizes ghosting, addressing a common issue with color e-ink panels.

It  operates on Android 11, providing users with access to a wide range of apps and functionalities through the Google Play Store. The Onyx Boox Tab Ultra C provides an exceptional reading and note taking experience. You can even buffer videos on the device though the experience can never match a traditional tablet making it one of the best performing E Ink Tablet

Related: Check Out Detailed Review for Boox Tab Ultra C

Why we like about it?

  • Highest B/W & Color PPI screen among A5 devices
  • Fantastic screen resolution and refresh rate
  • Great hardware specs
  • Android with Google Play Store
  • 16MP rear-facing camera for scanning Docs
  • External Keyboard Turns it into Tablet PC

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Boox Tab Mini C

Boox Tab Mini C

The Boox Tab Mini C, a compact and portable E-Ink tablet, is a smaller counterpart to the Boox Tab Ultra C. With a 7.8-inch color E-Ink display and the power of Android, it offers a convenient alternative for users who want the benefits of color E-Ink in a more compact form factor. 

The design of the Boox Tab Mini C is undeniably elegant, with a premium aluminum alloy build. Tab Mini C runs on Android 11, offering support for a wide range of Android apps. 

It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB storage. The tablet features dual speakers, a microphone and a USB-C connector. Making it virtually a tablet and the fastest E Ink Tablet in this size category. 

Related: Check Out Detailed Review for Boox Tab Mini C

Why we like about it?

  • Highest Color PPI screen for A6 Sized devices
  • Fantastic screen resolution and refresh rate
  • Great hardware specs
  • Android with Google Play Store

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Kindle Scribe

Kindle Scribe - Note Taking with the best E Ink Tablets

Though the Kindle Scribe isn’t as fast as the Boox devices and you cant buffer or watch a youtube video on it like in the Boox devices but when compared to other E Ink Tablets Like the Supernote or the reMarkable 2, the Kindle Scribe packs a punch.

The tailored Kindle OS handles the navigation flawlessly. The page turn and refresh rate is astounding even in big PDFs. It has one of the lowest Latency rates while taking notes and drawing.

The best part is, its budget friendly. Though in terms of functionality it doesn’t match the Boox devices but still its quite inexpensive. If you opt for the basic variant with basic pen the price comes out to be quite reasonable. 

So if you are on a budget and want a fast performing E Ink Tablet than the Kindle Scribe is the right device for you.

Related: Check Out In depth Review Of Kindle Scribe 

Pros & Cons

  • Decent UI and lots of notebook templates.
  • Handling of large PDFs is great
  • Decent writing experience (Hardware same as the reMarkable 2)
  • Lowest Latency

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