Kobo is once again giving Amazon a run for their money but they’re also entering in competition with reMarkable.
The new 10.3-inch Kobo Elipsa is an alternative for the fans of the 9.7-inch Kindle DX, which unfortunately fell out of fashion and got replaced by smaller, 7-inch ebook readers, but also to the e-notebook reMarkable 2.
Still, for certain applications, especially note-taking, annotations and architecture papers, a larger e-book reader is the better choice.
The Kobo Elipsa has that big display with an 1404 x 1872 resolution and 227 ppi, and also comes with a bundled stylus for conveniently marking and reading notes.
The feature is remarkably similar to reMarkable 2, the e-ink notebook, but probably won’t have as advanced when it comes to digitizing your handwriting and drawings as the reMarkable.
Still, the fact that it has such a big screen, can take notes and has OCR to convert written notes into typed text makes it a great office gadget.
The Kobo Elipsa also comes with a built-in light for reading in the dark and features a 2,400 mAh battery.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to annotate PDFs with DRM, but you do have Dropbox support, so you’ll be able to import and export any documents.
The rest of the specs include 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
The Kobo Elipsa is available for pre-order now, with a $399 price tag that includes the stylus and a cover, and will launch on June 24th.
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