Kindle Scribe Technical Specifications: Display: 10.2-inch 300 ppi paperwhite display Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB Weight: 0.96 lbs Dimensions: 7.7 x 9.0 x .22 inches | Battery Life: Up to 12 weeks (30 minutes per day)
The Kindle Scribe is perhaps the perfect example of part e-reader, part tablet. It has the same functions you’ve come to know and love in a Kindle, like a 300 ppi glare-free screen, weeks of battery life, and adjustable warm light. It’s also compatible with Amazon’s Basic or Premium pens, so you can take handwritten notes or underline important passages in the book you’re reading.
Your notes are automatically organized in one place for each book so you can browse, review, and export them via email. Kindle Scribe also comes with preset templates to help you create notebooks, journals, and lists, and you can create sticky notes in Microsoft Word and other compatible Word documents.
Review: Amazon Kindle Scribe: After 7 months, it’s very close to perfect
The Kindle Scribe comes with the Basic Pen, but for more advanced features like a dedicated eraser and shortcut buttons, you need the Premium Pen, which costs $30 extra.
ZDNET contributor, Matthew Miller, called this 2-in-1 tablet “close to perfect” in his hands-on review.
“A key function is how I can quickly and easily erase my handwritten notes by ‘brushing’ the eraser part. $59 premium pen. “It’s an optional accessory for Scribe, but I recommend picking it up if you want the full note-taking experience,” advises Miller.
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