Not really sure about this one.
I love my Kindle, but I don’t need it to be larger, and even though I do use Scribble and occasionally annotate stuff on my iPad, those feel like marginally useful things at best. More to the point, I haven’t taken significant amounts of handwritten notes in years (and even then I used pocket notebooks).
(Pen input, or at least graphical notetaking, does make sense for languages with complex scripts, but I am considering my own use cases here.)
Also, paying an extra $30 for the “premium” of having an “eraser” on the pen seems… exactly the kind of penny-pinching Amazon would do to differentiate SKUs.
Time will tell if it is really a Remarkable competitor, although I should say that it inspires me with a lot more confidence than the vast majority of e-ink tablets – because like it or not (and even being wary of its software failings), the Kindle hardware and its store are known quantities that have been around for 14 years.