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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
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7 Reasons For

Very Fast Processor Frequency

The Kobo Arc 7 has a very fast processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Arc 7. Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 1.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.3GHz.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Kobo Arc 7 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most tablet computers of this spec and age. Most tablets of a comparable type and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Arc 7 the internal memory type ranges from DDR3Lm-SDRAM (worst) to LPDDR3-SDRAM (best).

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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 tablet computers of this age and spec.

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

A 3 bluetooth version is the worst supported Bluetooth version amongst comparable types of tablet computer.

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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 common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all tablets that are a comparable age to the Arc 7.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of tablet computer is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Arc 7 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.3MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Thin

The thinnest depth of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Arc 7 is 0.45mm and the thickest is 190mm. With a depth of only 9.6 millimeters, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the thinner depths amongst Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Light

The Kobo Arc 7 is fairly light (only 341 grams) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7. The average weight of comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Arc 7 is 600g.

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7 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £2.37

In the last 42 days the price of the Arc 7 has increased by £2.37.

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Arc 7, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of tablet computers of this age and spec is 7", the largest is 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.2". The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 7 inches) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Short Standby Time

The standby times of Tegra 3 processor tablets that came out around the same time as 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 tablets that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Kobo Arc 7 is a one number of built-in speakers tablet. Most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Arc 7 have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 8 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst tablets of this age. The battery life (max)s of Tegra 3 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7 range from 5h to 360h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Tegra 3 processor tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Kobo Arc 7 is four which is average compared to the other 57 tablets of this type and age that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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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 that came out around the same time as the Arc 7.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Built-In Processor
Processor Frequency
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Internal RAM Type
Internal RAM
Internal Storage Capacity
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Bundled Software
Operating System Installed
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Colour
Diagonal
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Megapixel
Built-In Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Speaker(s)
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Out
Interface Type
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Standby Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi
File Formats
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Document Formats Supported
Power
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (max)

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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