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Kobo Arc 7 OMAP4470 1.5GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

OMAP4470 1.5GHz Android 16GB Mar 2013
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
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Review of the Kobo Arc 7 HD  - 2013
Kobo Arc 7 Review
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Kobo Arc 7 vs Kobo Arc Comparison

2 Reasons For

Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Kobo Arc 7 is a two number of built-in speakers tablet. Most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Arc 7 only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Light

The Kobo Arc 7 is one of the lighter tablets of this age and spec (only 364 grams) amongst tablets of this age. Tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Arc 7 have weights of between 360g and 600g.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Most OMAP4470 processor tablets that were released 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.

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Not 3G

The Kobo Arc 7 is not 3G. Most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 3G.

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Arc 7 the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 4.8MP. When compared to other tablet computers of this type and age that we have assessed, the rear camera resolution (numeric) of the Kobo Arc 7 of only 1.2 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of OMAP4470 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago range from 7" to 11". The Kobo Arc 7 has a quite small display diagonal (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8.9").

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Arc 7 have maximum internal memorys of between 0.5GB and 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Kobo Arc 7 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years the internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 8GB. With an internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Arc 7.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.5 gigahertz, the Kobo Arc 7 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other OMAP4470 processor tablets that are a similar 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 a comparable age and spec to the Arc 7.

If you would prefer a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (32GB).

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Two Processor Coress

The Kobo Arc 7 has two processor coress. That's average compared to the other five comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Arc 7 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Internal Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Data Network
Wi-Fi Standards
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Document Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
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
Standby Time
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector

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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