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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

Across all the tablets of a similar type and age to the Arc 7 the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 1.7GHz. When compared to other tablets that came out around the same time as the Arc 7, the Kobo Arc 7's processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Kobo Arc 7 has a better internal memory type than most tablets of this age and spec. This Kobo tablet has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Arc 7 the worst internal memory type is DDR3Lm-SDRAM and the best is LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Kobo Arc 7 supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. This Kobo tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, whereas most tablet computers of this age and spec support a 3 bluetooth version.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (4) is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version across all tablets of this age and type.

A 3 bluetooth version is the worst supported Bluetooth version amongst similar 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all tablet computers of this age and spec.

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

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 1.3 megapixels, the Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. Comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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Very Thin

Tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Arc 7 have depths of between 0.45mm and 190mm. The Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly thin depth (only 9.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Arc 7.

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Very Light

The Kobo Arc 7 is quite light (only 341 grams) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago. The weights of tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 1.2kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G

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

If you want a tablet that is 3G then you might want to look at the Asus Google Nexus 7[plb_1488975_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this type and age, the Kobo Arc 7 is not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.2". The Kobo Arc 7 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 7 inches) amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Short Standby Time

At only 14 hours, the Kobo Arc 7 has a quite short standby time compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Arc 7. Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Arc 7 have standby times of between 14h and 480h.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

Most tablet computers of this age and type have one number of built-in speakers, including the Kobo Arc 7 which has 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 Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age. Across all the tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 360h, and the average battery life (max) is 17h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kobo Arc 7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 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 that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared all the other 4 processor cores tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Google Nexus 7[plb_1911534_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Kobo Arc 7 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Arc 7.

There are a number of other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might want to consider including the Toshiba AT300SE-101[plb_1527991_price] which has better reviews.

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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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