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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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6 Reasons For

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years range from 0.25GB to 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB. The Kobo Arc 7 has a quite large internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Arc 7.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Blackberry Playbook (64GB and higher rated).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Kobo Arc 7 is a two number of built-in speakers tablet computer.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Arc 7 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly Long Standby Time

The shortest standby time of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 is 11h, the longest is 2,600h, and the average standby time is 440h. At 336 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly long standby time compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Arc 7.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Arc 7 are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and type, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G.

If you want a tablet that is 4G then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest main camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers of this type and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 8MP. At only 1.2 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly low main camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Four Years Ago

This tablet was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Kobo Arc 7 has a pretty average processor frequency (1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Arc 7.

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Two Processor Coress

The Kobo Arc 7 has two processor coress which is average compared to the other 210 tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2 processor cores tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

Tablets with more processor coress that might be worth looking at include the Archos 80 Platinum (4 processor coress), or the LG V500 (4 processor coress).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 7 inches, the Kobo Arc 7 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Storage Media
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Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Data Network
Wi-Fi Standards
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Instant Messaging (IM)
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Google Applications
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Standby Time
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Kids Tablet
Video Playback
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

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

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 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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