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Kobo Arc 7 HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Kobo Arc 7 HD. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the battery and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Kobo Arc 7 HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Kobo Arc 7 HD from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People really like the size and usability. The battery and portability get negative comments, and views are divided on the price.

performance, usability, size

reliability, portability, battery

36% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KOBO ARC 7 HD 16GB Nvidia® 16 GB 1024 MB Android 7 -inch LCDKOBO ARC 7 HD 16GB Nvidia® 16 GB 1024 MB Android 7 -inch LCD

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Nik Rawlinson (

Kobo Arc 7HD review


Most of the tablets sold on the high street come bundled with a SIM and subscription these days. Not so the Kobo Arc 7HD. Championed by WHSmith, it's Wi-Fi only, runs on the Android operating system - as championed by many smartphones and tablets out...

Inexpensive, attractive reading environment, decent HD screen, Android implementation open to all competitors' apps, pocket integration, Collections bookmarking

Kindle Fire HDX is more powerful on paper, no 3G/4G option limits on-the-go use somewhat, rear-facing speaker underwhelming

There are two reasons why we’re drawn to the Kobo Arc 7HD over the Amazon alternative. First, it allows you to access Google Play without either rooting the device or side-loading applications. You're free to do as you please, not locked down to...

Nov, 2013

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I was thinking of buying this tablet, Kobo Arc 7 HD, following a good review by Which. But then I also looked up the users' comments on the internet, nearly all of them recommending not to buy it and changed my mind.Who is doing your tablet reviews?

May, 2015

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Great Tablet

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Got mine direct from Kobo for £99.00.As well as a brilliant ereader it has built in wifi which means trhat you can download books direct to your library.Screen lights up at night so if reading in bed you don't need a separate light.Battery life is...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Battery Capacity:4200
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby Time:14 / 336


Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:N
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p


Color of product:White


Color of product:Black / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Color: Yes
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel density:323
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4200

File formats

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:ePub
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, VP8, WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,VP8,WEBM


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum internal memory:1
RAM capacity:1024
RAM type:DDR3


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Docking connector: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:ePub
Google applications:Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Position location:N
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, VP8, WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,VP8,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Interface Type:USB 2.0
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
SmartCard slot: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


Battery Capacity:4200
Battery life (max):8


Built-in processor:NVIDIA Tegra 3
Processor:Tegra 3
Processor cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1700
Processor model:Tegra 3

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N


Bundled software:Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Fireworks, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Skype, OfficeSuite, McAfee, 7-Digital, Rdio, Cinema Now, Quickflix, Wuaki, Press Reader, Wild Tangent, Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Street View, Calendar, Contacts, Google+, & Google Chat.
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2.2


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Storage media:Flash

Technical Details

Built-in camera: Yes

Weight & Dimensions