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Kobo Arc 7
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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
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7 Reasons For

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of this age and type is 19GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Arc 7.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Blackberry Playbook (64GB).

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Kobo Arc 7 is a two built-in speaker tablet computer.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers of this age and type.

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Quite Long Standby Time

Across all the tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Arc 7 the standby times range from 11h to 2,000h. At 336 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly long standby time compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Arc 7.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The Kobo Arc 7 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 67% more display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers of this spec and age the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 120 millimeters, the Kobo Arc 7 is one of the narrower tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7 amongst tablet computers of this age. The narrowest tablet that was launched more than two years ago is 100mm wide and the widest is 470mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that have been available 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.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of this age and spec, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G compatible.

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Very Low Main Camera Resolution

The lowest main camera resolution of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP and the highest is 8MP. At only 1.2 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly low main camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Four Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

If this tablet processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus Memo Pad 10 ME102A (1.6GHz).

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Kobo Arc 7 is two which is average compared to the other 183 tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7 inches, the Kobo Arc 7 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7.

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Ematic EGD078 (7.9"), or the bq Curie 2 (8") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Display Colours
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Supported Number of Colours Display
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Main Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Compatible
WiFi Standard
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Google Applications
Personal Info Management App
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
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
Battery
Standby Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Manual
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi
Rechargeable
Video Playback
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 August 2014

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
11 August 2014

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

(6)
Reviewed 25 June 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 June 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 March 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 March 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 January 2015 by Mrs Patricia D Everett
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use, ideal size to carry around.

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