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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
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Kobo Arc 7 vs Kobo Arc Comparison

8 Reasons For

Very Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 1.7GHz. When compared to other Tegra 3 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Arc 7 that we have assessed the processor frequency of, the Kobo Arc 7's processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Kobo Arc 7 supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers of a comparable age and type to it. This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, whereas most Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as it support a 3 bluetooth version.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablets that are a comparable 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 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 across all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Arc 7.

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

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Kobo Arc 7 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the maximum video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Arc 7.

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

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Quite Long Standby Time

With a standby time of 336 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the longer standby times amongst Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age. The standby times of tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Arc 7 range from 14h to 480h, and the average standby time is 260h.

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Very Thin

The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the thinner depths (only 9.6 millimeters) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Arc 7 the depths range from 0.45mm to 190mm.

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Very Light

At only 341 grams, the Kobo Arc 7 is quite light compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. The weights of tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 range from 300g to 1.2kg, and the average weight is 600g.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Arc 7 are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

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

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7 inches, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Arc 7. The average display diagonal of Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago is 9.2", and the display diagonals range from 7" to 11".

If this tablet computer display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Transformer Tab TF300T[pl_2066557_price] (10.1"), or the Transformer Pad TF700[pl_2092526_price] (10.1") both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

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

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years is 17h, and the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 360h. At only 8 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Tegra 3 processor tablet was released over three years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The Kobo Arc 7 has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other 57 tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor cores tablets currently available which you might want to consider including the Google Nexus 7[plb_1911534_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Arc 7.

If this tablet internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Pad TF700[plb_2092526_price] (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Storage Medium
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Google Applications
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
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
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

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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125mAh Higher Battery Capacity
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