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Kobo Arc 10 HD
7.5 out of 10

Kobo Arc 10 HD

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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
31 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Arc 10HD certainly isn't a bad tablet, or even a bad tablet for the money. It will certainly deliver the functionality you'd expect from a late-2013 full-size Android. But for $50 to $100 more, you can get yourself a much superior tablet experience.
  • Pros: Sharp, extra-high-resolution display, Useful reading-centric interface, swappable for a stock-Android look, Sturdy construction
  • Cons: Unwieldy to hold, No MicroSD slot or rear-facing camera, Poorly designed power/wake button
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Arc 10HD Review: In Depth

Recombu
16 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Arc 10HD is a very good tablet. It's certainly not the best -- it's a little heavy compared to the competition, its edges make it uncomfortable to hold for long periods and its relative lack of storage may prove an issue for some.
  • Pros: Great high-res screen, Burgeoning Kobo Store, Good value
  • Cons: Relatively heavy, Sharp, uncomfortable edges, Limited storage space
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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo Arc 10 HD ( Jelly Bean)

CNET
11 December 2013
  • Summary: If you can get past the clunky design, the Kobo Arc 10 HD offers a unique tablet experience for avid readers.
  • Pros: The Kobo Arc 10 HD boasts a sharp screen with a high color gamut and performance is consistently smooth. Kobo's useful baked-in software makes reading, organizing, and shopping for books easy. Its faceted back feels comfortable and the inclusion of a Micro-HDMI port is a nice perk.
  • Cons: It's heavy and the pointed corners uncomfortably dig into your palms when holding it. Internal storage is limited to 16GB and there is no memory card expansion slot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Arc 10HD

Channel5
6 December 2013
  • Summary: Kobo’s latest tablet isn’t as easy on the eye and doesn’t have the lengthy battery of an e-reader, but its Reading Mode is a decent alternative. It’s especially good if you want to sink into full-colour magazines or comics and then kick back with a movie.
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Kobo Arc 10 HD vs Barnes and Noble Nook HD+

Good E-Book Readers
20 November 2013
  • Conclusion: In this video we focus on the e-reading experience and take a look at eBooks, magazines, newspapers and comics. As an added bonus we evaluate resolution and speaker quality with a barrage of audio/video tests.
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Apple iPad Air VS. Kobo Arc 10 HD

Good E-Book Readers
20 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Aside from Android vs iOS, the big advantage the Air has is the pushing of HD content, such as magazines and comic books. We all hear about the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, but what does that really mean in this comparison? Comixology pushes out HD comics for the iPad 3, 4 and 5.
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Overall 9
9.0

Kobo Arc 10 HD Review

Good E-Book Readers
20 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The ARC 10 HD is quite pricey when it comes to buying into the Android ecosystem. It costs around $399, which anytime a device costs this much it draws obvious parallels to the Apple iPad. You can check out our Youtube Channel for a head to head comparison and see for yourself.
  • Pros: High Resolution Display, Large Screen, Asymmetrical Design, Huge digital ecosystem, Collection Management
  • Cons: Audio, Cannot load in your own PDF files into the Kobo Reading Apps
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Review of the New Kobo Arc 10 HD

Good E-Book Readers
31 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kobo 10 HD is the most polished, highest resolution tablet I have ever used. I was the only person allowed at the entire launch event to get hands on with the lead of Kobo Hardware. This trounces the iPad and any current generation Android device. This was designed by readers, for readers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo Arc 10HD

Trusted Reviews
3 February 2014
  • Summary: Kobo's 10-inch Android tablet does not make for good reading
  • Pros: Fast performance, Google Play access
  • Cons: Bulky, heavy build, Sharp, uncomfortable corners, Over saturated colours on screen
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Arc 10HD review

wired.co.uk
14 January 2014
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Arc 10HD offers a wonderful screen and a searingly fast processor as well as easy access to a huge range of Barnes & Noble books, mags, music, films and games. But it's nearly twice as heavy as the slightly more expensive Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 which also has an 8 megapixel camera, though at...
  • Pros: Terrific screen, powerful processor, reasonable price
  • Cons: Heavy and chunky, no main camera, no memory expansion
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