Summary: I recently picked this up at my local walmart for roughly $100 including taxes. I actually rooted it first thing, and put a skin over it. Once that was complete, it was as good as a regular tablet. With that being said, this is not a powerful tablet by any means, but gets the simple task done. Does lag with graphic intest games, sometimes booting does too.
Summary: MY 1st IMPRESSION NOT GOOD. I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE MY SAMSUNG TABLET WITH ANDROID OS 2.3 WAS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MANY APPS AND WHEN I TRIED TO INSTALL CITI BANK MOBILE APP ON KOBO IT AGAIN IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH KOBO IN SPITE OF MUCH NEWER OS 4.0... FEW OTHER THINGS DID NOT WORK WELL TOO, THE START SCREEN. AS I GOT OPEN BOX ORDER I DON'T KNOW THE REAL CONDITION OF IT... I'LL PUT SOME MORE TIME TIME TO EXPLORE IT...
Summary: Up until recently, I was not a big fan of e-readers. In fact, I did everything I could to avoid reading ebooks. That changed when my physical books started taking over every bit of spare room in my house. Now I'm a huge fan of ebooks and I'm quickly exploring the world of e-readers. My most recent e-reader is the Kobo Arc. Kobo provided me with a Kobo Arc for review and here is my totally honest opinion!
Cons: cheaply made, horrible company, the charger will fall out, it did on mine and on many others if you read online. they do not warranty there merchandise in this case. it slows really quick. just the worst machine i have ever spent money on
Good Product, Poor ebook Prices, Horrid Customer Service
SpartySAM "college prof", Amazon
19 August 2013
Summary: Let me begin by stating that I have all three major ebook readers - Kindle HD, Nook HD, and the Kobo Arc. By having these three, I have come to learn that when buying an ebook reader, you are not simply buying the product but rather the sum of three parts - the product (the e-reader), the ecosystem, and customer support. When looked at from this perspective, the Kobo Arc is not a product that I would recommend.
Kobo is a scam artist company! This breaks eventually!
15 July 2013
Summary: Kobo sells junk and knows it. This will freeze up and become unusable either due to software issues or hardware issues like defective batteries. Good luck getting Kobo to do anything for you either. Their customer service is abysmal and is only out to get out of any responsibility for their junk. For the price of this item get a high end android tablet that does way more and won't break down in 3 months!