73
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

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

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

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
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Scores

Engadget

73
 

User Reviews

80
ptrhansen
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
nathangrewal
At $130, this is a great value. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is $10 more for 8 Gb....read more
20
kevintillman
Slow, compared to other android tablets. Six months old. Crack in screen developed...read more
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7.6
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

7.8
 

Portability (size / weight)

6.9
 

Battery life

6.3
 

Design and form factor

7.1
 

Display

8.4
 

Storage capacity

7.0
 

Features

7.3
 

Durability

8.0
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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82

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Critic

82
 

User

67
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

73
 

User

80
 
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73
 

User

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