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Kobo Arc 7 1.5GHz 32GB 7" Tablet

1.5GHz Android 32GB 7" Oct 2012
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Review of the Kobo Arc 7 HD  - 2013
Kobo Arc 7 Review
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5 Reasons For

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the tablets of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 1.6GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.2GHz. The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (1.5 gigahertz) amongst tablets of this age.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

Comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 have internal storage capacity of between 4GB and 260GB. With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the larger internal storage capacity amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Features One Personal Info Management App

The Kobo Arc 7 has a greater number of personal info management (PIM) than most tablets that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured personal info management app is Calendar, but this personal info management app is not featured on this Kobo tablet computer. The personal info management apps Alarm clock|Calculator|Calendar|Notes are also featured on this tablet computer.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

This tablet has a 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution, which is typical of many tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Across all the tablets that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 120mm to 400mm. The Kobo Arc 7 is one of the narrower similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Arc 7 (only 189 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Arc 7, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G compatible.

If you want a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[plb_2379849_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 are not 3G compatible. The Kobo Arc 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[plb_2379849_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Low Main Camera Resolution

At only 1.3 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite low main camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. The lowest main camera resolution of similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 is 0.3MP and the highest is 8MP.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet was released over three years ago.

Two Processor Cores

The Kobo Arc 7 has two processor cores which is average compared to the other 24 tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

If this tablet computer has too few processor cores then you might want to consider the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[plb_2379849_price] (8 processor cores) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Kobo Arc 7 has a pretty standard screen size (7 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7.

If this tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[plb_2379849_price] (8.4"), or the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A10[plb_2632216_price] (10.1") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Expert Reviews


O Kobo Arc é sem dúvida um tablet com bom desempenho e qualidades interessantes, principalmente para quem quer desfrutar dos recursos de um e-reader. Esse diferencial é um dos atrativos da...

Open Google Play access
Up to 64GB of storage
Rugged design
The user interface goes beyond bookmarks and turns this tablet into a giant noticeboard, while its 'web concierge' feature Discover and support for myriad music file formats also impress
The fast processor adds fluidity to an enjoyable experience
Bulky design
Uninspired Android skinning
Content selection spread out over three stores
Battery life is very average, and it's not got a rearfacing camera
Bluetooth, a micro USB cable in the box or a micro SD card expansion slot

Mit dem Arc 10 HD hat Kobo im 10 Zoll Segment bereits ein sehr ordentliches und preiswertes ?Retina?-Tablet im Angebot. Das Kobo Arc 7 HD folgt dem gleichen Weg, denn auch der 7 Zöller weiß...

Inexpensive, attractive reading environment, decent HD screen, Android implementation open to all competitors' apps, pocket integration
Collections bookmarking
Aantrekkelijke prijs
Goede bouwkwaliteit
Prima prestaties
Kindle Fire HDX is more powerful on paper, no 3 4G option limits onthego use somewhat, rearfacing speaker underwhelming
Matige helderheid en veel reflecties
Geen microSDkaartlezer
Zware Koboskin
Keine Speicherkartenerweiterung

User Reviews

Reviewed 25 2015 by Mr. Hywel Thomas "roguewader2"

Great little tablet, however the charging port will quickly fail and spare parts are not available. Kobo customer service is very poor so you'll be sick with a broken tablet. Highly recommend... Read more…

Reviewed 23 2015 by Alf

Bought this to update my Kobo Glo. Good as a tablet but rubbish as an e-reader. Very sensitive to the touch. Font kept changing for no reason. Have to actually select an aspect as this keeps... Read more…

Reviewed 31 2015 by Amazon Customer "Jan"

Loved my Kobo for about 18 months, until the charging port broke off and disappeared into the device, I watched it expire, gasping for power.....it died too young ! Expensive funeral........

Reviewed 16 2015 by D. Fletcher

Not worth buying, i bought mine 2 years ago so out of warranty, used to work great until the micro usb charging port came off the ribbon inside the device, when that happens its the end of your

Reviewed 24 2015 by Mrs Patricia D Everett
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use, ideal size to carry around.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers kobo k107kgb32, kobo k107kgb32b
Barcodes 00681495000579, 00681495000586, 00681495002009, 00681495002016, 00681495005208

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