Kobo Arc

73
Engadget
Score
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Kobo Arc review: another 7-inch Android tablet steps into the ring

Summary

Kobo's upped its game since the bitterly disappointing Vox, but this 7-incher just doesn't offer enough to distinguish itself from the competition.

Pros
  • Open Google Play access
  • Up to 64GB of storage
  • Rugged design
Cons
  • Bulky design
  • Uninspired Android skinning
  • Content selection spread out over three stores
Kobo Arc review: another 7-inch Android tablet steps into the ring
More Info Kobo Arc tablet hands-on Kobo Vox review Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Perhaps there's something to be said for setting the bar low -- at the very least, it leaves you with ample room to shine in the next round. That's where Kobo, the Canadian-turned-Japanese company, was when the Arc ($200 and up) landed on our desk, and we'll tell you right now that the 7-inch tablet mops the floor with its predecessor. In the time since that device was released, however, the rest of the budget tablet market has stepped up its game, with Google's Nexus 7, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble's Nook HD running neck and neck. Has Kobo sufficiently cleared the bar this time out? You're gonna have to click on through for the answer to that one.
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Scores

Engadget

73
 

Breakdown

Features
7.3
Durability
8.0
Ease of use
7.8
Portability (size / weight)
6.9
Battery life
6.3
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Specs

Arc

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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Specs

Arc

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
View Full Specs
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