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Kobo Arc 10HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and camera are overall positive. The responsiveness and design also get good views. Reviews about the usability and value for money are mixed. There are some negative opinions about the build quality and storage.

screen, design, responsiveness, camera, battery

portability, storage, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Kobo Arc 10HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Kobo Arc 10 HD


The Kobo Arc 10 HD could be a tablet worthy of replacing your bookshelf, if the damn thing didn't feel like holding a bookshelf itself. The 10-inch slate includes useful e-book-centric software that will appease avid readers seeking an Android...

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...

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.

If you can get past the clunky design, the Kobo Arc 10 HD offers a unique tablet experience for avid readers.

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Kobo Arc 10HD review


Kobo's iPad challenger is definite value for money

Excellent quality screen ; HDMI out ; Decent price ; Very stylish

Wi-Fi doesn't come on when woken from sleep mode ; Very heavy ; No external storage ; Back-casing easily scratched

This is a high-end tablet that is competitively priced. It stylish, powerful and cheaper than the iPad Air.

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Kobo Arc 10HD


Kobo's 10-inch Android tablet does not make for good reading

Fast performance ; Google Play access

Bulky, heavy build ; Sharp, uncomfortable corners ; Over saturated colours on screen

There’s very little to get excited about in the sound department, either. The two rear mounted stereo speakers are exceptionally loud for a tablet but as the case with most, it’s crackly at higher volumes and can’t really match the richness and the...


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Kobo Arc 10HD review


The screen isn't perfect, but this is still the best-value 10in Android tablet around

Thanks to its built-in support for Kobo's content store, the Arc 10HD is a rival for Amazon's tablets, but it's so much less customised than the Kindle Fire range that it's also a rival for standard Android tablets. In fact, we'd go so far as to say...

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Kobo Arc 10HD Review: In Depth


The Kobo Arc 10HD is well-equipped and ideally suited to those who like to read, but is let down by its ergonomics.

Great high-res screen ; Burgeoning Kobo Store ; Good value

Relatively heavy ; Sharp, uncomfortable edges ; Limited storage space

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. That said,...

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Kobo Arc 10 HD


A powerful, impressive tablet that's let down a little by its heavy weight and small design flaws.

Sharp and smooth screen ; Kobo's software makes reading, organising and shopping for books easy ; Faceted back feels comfortable ; Micro-HDMI port s a nice perk

Very heavy ; Pointed corners ; Only 16GB and no expansion slot


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Kobo Arc 10HD Review


Kobo adds a number of new tweaks for readers, but is it enough to take on the innumerable competitors in the tablet space?

The price of the Arc 10HD will put off a number of potential customers too, we think. At about $500, this tablet is priced in line with Apple’s iPads and is noticeably more expensive than a number of its competitors on the Android platform. You’d...

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A Kobo 10-inch Tablet : Kobo Arc 10 HD+


As a store within a store, Kobo offers readers a viable alternative to that available from the Amazon Kindle family. Kobo even offers a full fledged tablet option.

The Kobo Arc 10 HD+ could be accused of having a split personality. The device could be considered to be your personal eBook Reader or you might prefer to regard it as an Android tablet with all that that entails. In fact the Kobo Arc 10 HD+ fulfils...

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Kobo Arc 10HD review


E-reader maker Kobo's biggest, baddest model delivers astonkingly sharp screen and powerful quad-core processor. Who needsa camera? Full review

Terrific screen, powerful processor, reasonable price

Heavy and chunky, no main camera, no memory expansion

The Kobo Arc 10HD offers a wonderful screen and a searingly fastprocessor as well as easy access to a huge range of Barnes &Noble books, mags, music, films and games. But it's nearly twice asheavy as the slightly more expensive Kindle Fire HDX 8.9...

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Kobo Arc 10HD


Kobo's Arc 10HD tablet has power to spare, but its heavy build and cumbersome Android customizations make it a tough sell at $400.

I respect Kobo’s continued efforts to create an ideal Android tablet, and the company has made definite strides since the ill-fated Vox. The Arc 10HD has power to spare, but it’s too big and heavy and the aggressive Android skin does all it can to slow...