Kindle Scribe tech specs: Display: 10.2-inch 300 ppi Paperwhite display | Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB | Weight: 0.96 pounds | Dimensions: 7.7 x 9.0 x .22 inches | Battery life: Up to 12 weeks (at 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 Pen, so you can take handwritten notes or underline important quotations within the book you’re reading.
Your notes are automatically organized in one place for every book so that you can browse, review, and export them via email. The 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.
The Kindle Scribe comes with the Basic pen, but for the more advanced features like a dedicated eraser and the shortcut button, you’ll 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 portion of the $59 Premium Pen. It’s an optional accessory for the Scribe, but one that I highly recommend picking up if you want the full note-taking experience,” Miller advises.
Deal alert: Get the Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle (which includes the Kindle Scribe, a Premium Pen, and a leather folio cover) for $60 off at Amazon.