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Kobo Arc 7 Tegra 3 1.7GHz 32GB 7" Tablet

Tegra 3 1.7GHz Android 32GB 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
Kobo Arc 7HD vs Kobo Arc 7 Comparison
Kobo Arc 7 vs Kobo Arc Comparison

9 Reasons For

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (1.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 1.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.3GHz.

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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 tablets of a similar type and age to it.

A 4 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablets that are a similar age to the Arc 7.

Amongst comparable types of tablet the worst supported Bluetooth version 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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This tablet's display resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all tablet computers that are a similar age to the Arc 7.

A 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of tablet.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablets of this type and age.

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Quite Long Standby Time

The standby times of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Arc 7 range from 14h to 480h. At 336 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly long standby time compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Arc 7.

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Very Thin

The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 9.6 millimeters) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The thicknesses of tablets of a similar spec and age to the Arc 7 range from 0.45mm to 190mm, and the average thickness is 69mm.

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Very Light

The Kobo Arc 7 is fairly light (only 341 grams) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Arc 7. Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7 the weights range from 300g to 1.2kg.

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Very Narrow

The Kobo Arc 7 is fairly narrow (only 122 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Arc 7. The widths of tablets of this spec and age range from 120mm to 280mm, and the average width is 230mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this type and age are also not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Arc 7 are also not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might want to consider the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Screen Size

Tablet computers of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 7" and 11". With a screen size of only 7 inches, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Kobo Arc 7 is a one built-in speaker tablet computer. Most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 have one built-in speaker.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 8 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the shorter maximum battery life amongst tablet computers of this age. The shortest maximum battery life of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7 is 5h, the longest is 360h, and the average maximum battery life is 17h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

Kobo released the Arc 7 over three years ago.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Kobo Arc 7 is four which is average compared to the other 57 tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Microsoft Surface (64GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
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
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Messaging
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
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
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
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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