The Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s first ever eReader which supports pen input, meaning it’s pitched as a great device for note-taking as well as reading.
But while the experience using the included pen on this large 10.2in display is excellent, it’s let down by a poor software experience. You can’t write directly onto books (just PDFs), with Amazon requiring you to highlight a passage and add a barely visible sticky note instead. The organisation of notebooks also needs work.
However, if you are just looking for a bigger version of the Kindle, the Scribe is an excellent choice. The 300ppi screen is a joy to use, while great battery life and a durable build remain.
At this price, though, most people can get a great Kindle for a fraction of the cost of the Scribe. Its shortcomings could theoretically be fixed with a software update, but it’s a risk to buy one hoping for that.