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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Summary: The basics Kobo’s been busy fleshing out its range of e-readers and tablets lately, and now it's back with its most intriguing effort yet, the Kobo Arc 10HD. This top-of-the-line slate boasts Android smarts, a slick design and a gloriously high-res screen.
Pros: Kobo’s e-readers and tablets have always looked a little unconventional, and the Arc 10HD is no different. It’s had chunks taken out of its back, in a similar fashion to the Aura line of e-readers. But this isn’t just a style statement - it makes the Arc easier to hold. Measuring up at 9.9mm thic...
Cons: At closer inspection, the colours on the brilliant screen do seem a little off. Out of the box, we noticed a yellowish tinge. The Display Options only let us switch off the sRGB colour correction which ended up giving images a blue-ish hue. It’s not that distracting, as the image quality itself i...
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...