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.
- Open Google Play access
- Up to 64GB of storage
- Rugged design
- Bulky design
- Uninspired Android skinning
- Content selection spread out over three stores
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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