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Kobo Arc 7 Tegra 3 1.7GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

Tegra 3 1.7GHz Android 16GB Sep 2013
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Multimedia MaestroKobo Arc 7HD's remarkable screen boasts 323 ppi, making your books, comics, movies, and games look crisp and lifelike. With its 1.7GHz quad-core processor, exploring the web,... More
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Review of the Kobo Arc 7 HD  - 2013
Kobo Arc 7 Review
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Kobo Arc 7 vs Kobo Arc Comparison

7 Reasons For

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other tablets of this type and age that we have checked, the processor clock speed of the Kobo Arc 7 of 1.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The processor clock speeds of tablets of this spec and age range from 1GHz to 1.7GHz.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Kobo Arc 7 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The best internal memory type of all tablets of this age and type is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3Lm-SDRAM.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Kobo Arc 7 supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 3 Bluetooth version supported by most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (4) is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Arc 7.

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

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Kobo Arc 7 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7.

The worst display resolution across similar types of tablet computer is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Very Thin

At only 9.6 millimeters, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Arc 7. Tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Arc 7 have thicknesses of between 0.45mm and 190mm.

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Very Light

At only 341 grams, the Kobo Arc 7 is quite light compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7. The weights of comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Arc 7 range from 300g to 1.2kg.

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Very Narrow

The Kobo Arc 7 is quite narrow (only 122 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7. Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Arc 7 have widths of between 120mm and 280mm, and the average width is 230mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of this age and spec are also not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7 are not 4G compatible. The Kobo Arc 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago is 7", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 9.2". With a screen size of only 7 inches, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Short Standby Time

The standby times of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7 range from 14h to 480h. With a standby time of only 14 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite short standby time compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Arc 7.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years have one built-in speaker, including the Kobo Arc 7 which has one built-in speaker.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

At only 8 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Arc 7. The shortest maximum battery life of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 5h and the longest is 360h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 57 comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Kobo Arc 7 is four which is average.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba AT300SE-101 is also worth considering.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Bundled Software
Operating System Installed
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
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
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi
Design
Colour of Product
Camera
Megapixel
Built-In Camera
Display
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Colour
Diagonal
File Formats
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Document Formats Supported
Memory
Internal RAM Type
Internal RAM
Internal Storage Capacity
Ports & Interfaces
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Out
Interface Type
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Processor
Processor Frequency
Power
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

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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