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The Kindle Scribe offers a 10.2-inch display with 300ppi and 16-level gray scale. It comes in black with colored folios and has storage options of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. The device has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

This smart notebook/tablet hybrid has all the features of a regular Kindle, including a glare-free screen, long battery life, and adjustable warm light. It is also compatible with Amazon’s Basic or Premium Pen, allowing users to take handwritten notes and make annotations within the book.

The Kindle Scribe automatically organizes notes for each book, allowing users to browse, review, and export them via email. It also comes with preset templates for creating notebooks, journals, and lists, and allows users to create sticky notes in compatible Word documents.

ZDNET’s Matthew Miller raves about the device, stating that it has made paper and pen notes obsolete for him. He particularly enjoys the ease of highlighting text, making notes, and signing documents with the Scribe.

The Kindle Scribe comes with the Basic pen, but users can opt for the premium pen for advanced features like a dedicated eraser and a shortcut button, available for an additional $30. Additionally, Amazon offers a Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle, including the device, a Premium Pen, and a leather folio cover, for $149 off.