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Kobo Arc 7
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Kobo Arc 7 1.5GHz 64GB 7" Tablet

1.5GHz Android 64GB 7" Oct 2012
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5 Reasons For

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablets of this age and type.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 is 0.25GB and the largest is 260GB.

We compared this tablet to all the other 64GB internal storage capacity tablet computers and we think the Blackberry Playbook which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Kobo Arc 7 is a two number of built-in speakers tablet computer. Most of the other tablets of this spec and age have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets of a similar age and type 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 frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all tablets of this age and spec the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Most tablet computers of this age and type are not 3G. The Kobo Arc 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

Most tablets that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7 are not 4G. The Kobo Arc 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

If you want a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablets of a similar age and type to the Arc 7 have main camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 8MP. The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the lower main camera resolution (numeric)s (only 1.2 megapixels) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Four Years Ago

This tablet has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Kobo Arc 7 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7.

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Two Processor Coress

The Kobo Arc 7 is a two processor cores tablet computer which is average compared to the other 218 tablets of a comparable age and type to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

If you are looking for a tablet with more processor coress then you might also want to consider the Archos 80 Platinum (£124.99) (4 processor coress).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Kobo Arc 7 has a relatively standard display diagonal (7 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Arc 7.

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Processor Cores
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Operating System Version
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Storage Media
Display Diagonal
Display Colours
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
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)
Wi-Fi Standards
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Document Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Personal Info Management (PIM)
Device Type
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
Keyboard Supplied
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 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
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 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kobo 80211, kobo 80211n, kobo k107kbo64, kobo k107kbo64w, kobo k107kbo64b
Barcodes 00681495002023, 00681495002030, 00681495005239

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