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Kobo Arc 7 OMAP4470 1.5GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

OMAP4470 1.5GHz Android 16GB Jun 2013
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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

2 Reasons For

Very Light

With a weight of only 364 grams, the Kobo Arc 7 is fairly light compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. The weights of tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 360g to 600g.

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Very Narrow

The widths of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Arc 7 range from 120mm to 280mm, and the average width is 210mm. At only 120 millimeters, the Kobo Arc 7 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Arc 7.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Arc 7, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G compatible.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The average rear camera resolution of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 is 4.6MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 13MP. With a rear camera resolution of only 1.2 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Arc 7.

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Very Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Arc 7 is 7", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 8.8". The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst OMAP4470 processor tablet computers of this age.

If this tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Kindle Fire HD (8.9"), or the Kindle Fire HD (8.9") both from Amazon.

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Very Low Main Camera Resolution

At only 1.2 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly low main camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Arc 7. Across all the tablets of this age and type the main camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average main camera resolution is 3.6MP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Kobo tablet was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Kobo Arc 7 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Arc 7.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Kobo Arc 7 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

If this Kobo tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (32GB).

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other five OMAP4470 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Kobo Arc 7 is two which is average.

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Specification

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Camera
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Video Recording
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Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Data Network
WiFi Standard
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
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Messaging
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Document Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Personal Info Management App
Design
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Form Factor
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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
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Cable Included
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Visual Technology
Kids Tablet

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers k107kbo16w, kobo 80211, kobo 80211b, kobo 80211n, K107-KBO-32W, K107-KBO-64W, kobo 80211bg, kobo k107kbo64, kobo k107kbo64w
Barcodes 00681495000616, 00681495002009, 00681495002023, 00681495005116, 00681495005123, 00681495005178
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