The best e-ink tablet

Selection of e-ink tablets
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E-ink tablets offer you something normal tablets can't provide: the look and feel of a paper product. So when you read an e-book, it'll feel more like reading an actual physical book. And if you want to make notes, with a pressure-sensitive stylus, so it'll feel more like you're writing on paper too.  The same goes for writing, sketching, or making notes directly onto PDFs and other documents.

Be warned, though: many e-ink tablets don't run Android or iOS, so you won't be able to do all the things you're used to doing on a standard tablet, such as download apps, play games, listen to music and so on. Some do, but even then, the e-ink screen will mean that websites, apps and videos will look quite different from what you're used to, especially on a black-and-white e-tablet.

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.