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Kobo Arc 7 Tegra 3 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

Tegra 3 1.2GHz Android 8GB Sep 2013
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Designed For Readers On The Move Sleek, lightweight and stylish, Kobo Arc 7 is the perfect on-the-go tablet. Its 7" screen displays all your favourite titles perfectly for reading. eBooks, movies,... More
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Review of the Kobo Arc 7 HD  - 2013
Kobo Arc 7 Review
Kobo Arc 7HD vs Kobo Arc 7 Comparison
Kobo Arc 7 vs Kobo Arc Comparison

9 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website techtudo.com.br scored this Kobo tablet 74%.

Good Size

One Kobo Arc 7 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good size. Mrs Patricia D Everett said in her Kobo Arc 7 review on Amazon “Easy to use, ideal size to carry around”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this tablet mentioned that it was easy to use.

Good Connectivity

One Kobo Arc 7 reviewer concluded that this tablet was good in terms of USB connections.

4 Bluetooth Version

The Kobo Arc 7 supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 3 Bluetooth version supported by most similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

A 4 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version across all Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Arc 7.

The worst supported Bluetooth version across comparable types of tablet computer is 3.

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Very Long Standby Time

The standby times of tablets that have been available for more than two years range from 14h to 480h, and the average standby time is 260h. The Kobo Arc 7 has a very long standby time (480 hours) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 360 grams, the Kobo Arc 7 is one of the lighter tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7 amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age. The average weight of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7 is 590g, and the weights range from 300g to 1.2kg.

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Very Narrow

At only 122 millimeters, the Kobo Arc 7 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Arc 7. Tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Arc 7 have widths of between 120mm and 280mm, and the average width is 230mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this Tegra 3 processor tablet on average 50 out of 100. That puts this Kobo tablet computer in the bottom 15% of all the tablets of this age and type.

A Bit Expensive

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was not cheap. Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “It died too young ! Expensive funeral” and gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of this type and age, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Transformer Pad TF300T, or the Google Nexus 7 both from Asus or the Fujitsu Stylistic M532 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T, or the Fujitsu Stylistic M702 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 range from 8GB to 64GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Arc 7.

Alternative 8GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP Slate 7 Plus, the Nabi NABI 2, or the Google Nexus 7.

If you want a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus Transformer Tab TF300T (32GB), the Microsoft Surface RT (32GB), or the Google Nexus 7 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than two years range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.2". The Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 7" tablet computers currently available including the HP Slate 7 Plus, the Asus Google Nexus 7, or the Kobo Arc 7 which has better reviews.

If you want a tablet computer with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Transformer Tab TF300T (10.1"), the Transformer Pad TF700 (10.1"), or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 (10.1") all from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Arc 7, the Kobo Arc 7's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest. The lowest front camera resolution of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 is 0.3MP and the highest is 2MP.

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The Kobo Arc 7 has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablet computers that are a similar age to the Arc 7 the best display resolution is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 480 x 272 pixels.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablets of a comparable age and type to the Arc 7 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 1.7GHz.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think the Transformer Tab TF300T, and the Google Nexus 7 both from Asus or the Google Nexus 7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Tegra 3 processor tablet processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Surface (1.4GHz), the Surface RT (1.4GHz), or the Surface RT (1.4GHz) all from Microsoft which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Kobo released the Arc 7.

Four Processor Cores

The Kobo Arc 7 is a four processor core tablet. That's average compared to the other 57 tablets that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4 processor core tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu Stylistic M532, the Kobo Arc 7, or the Asus Memo Pad 10 ME102A (£106.17).

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Specification

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Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Google Applications
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
Design
Size
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
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi

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

(7)
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 24 April 2015 by John W.
(Verified Purchase)

Don't waste your money...

Can connect in simple web-browsing circumstances
Nothing - Newegg processed return without any hassle
I got mine at an Office Supply Chain
The router is a touchy Linksys WRT 120n. Three clients: 1) an Inspiron 1520 laptop that connects at 65 Mbs at 20 MHz-wide channel and faster at 40 MHz but just loses connection sometimes and requires
Immediate stable connection at high speed
Connects but won't transfer data. Adapter showed to have a good connection but was very slow if it worked at all
I finally tossed the w 0811 in the trash and bought one that was less than a third the cost, plugs into the usb port and works great
Overheats and disconnects in many occasions, including, but not limited to
Bittorrents
Some video streaming services
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

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Manufacturer Part Numbers kobo t647kubkkna8, kobo inc t647kubkkna8
Barcodes 00681495006175, 00681495006182

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