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Kobo Arc 10 HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Kobo Arc 10 HD. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The size and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the storage and design, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, usability, size, price, screen

design, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Arc 10 HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

Kobo Arc 10HD review: $400 is a lot to spend on a 'tablet for readers'

 

A tablet for readers has always been a tricky proposition. For starters, the manufacturers that have attempted to create such a thing also make dedicated

Improved build quality over the previous generation ; Some nice, reading-focused software features

Heavy ; Mediocre battery life

Added reading features aren't enough to help Kobo stand out in a crowded tablet market.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Kobo Arc 10HD

 

Sharp display. Ample processing power

Heavy. Questionable Android skin

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

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Kobo Arc 10 HD review

 

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Devine (androidcentral.com)

Kobo Arc 10 HD review

 

The Kobo Arc 10 is a decent 10-inch Android tablet. Sadly, it's likely to fade away into obscurity.

The Arc 10 is a nice Android tablet. Sure, it's a little heavy, the battery life isn't that great, the custom bits of the software are a bit hit and miss and onboard storage is low. But Kobo should be commended for a genuinely good quality tablet. It's...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Cindy Ngo (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kobo Arc 10HD Android tablet

 

Kobo hopes the Arc 10HD will appeal both as an Android tablet and an e-reader. Is it worth it?

Reader-centric features ; High-resolution screen ; Full access to Google Play store

Heavy build & limited storage ; Dim display ; Weak camera

The Kobo Arc 10HD is fairly expensive to be bought purely as a reading device and the heavy build, limited storage capacity and dim screen are downsides. It offers a great reading experience, but only a decent tablet experience.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Kobo Clara HD

 

Kobo Clara HD review: Can Kobo's latest e-reader take on the might of Amazon's Kindle line and offer up a viable alternative?

Pocket integration is great on an e-reader ; Super-compact ; Useful Natural Light mode

Ugly, cheap design ; Kobo’s store can’t match Amazon’s for content ; Not water-resistant ; Interface can be slow

A perfectly serviceable e-reader that’s only standout feature is its compact size.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com.au)

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

Via CNET.com

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Kobo Arc 10HD Review: In Depth

 

In our Kobo Arc HD review, we discover a little-known 10-inch tablet designed for bookworms. Can it live up to the standards set by its more established rivals?Want a book and magazine-oriented tablet…

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,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Kobo Arc 10 HD review

 

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.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6550
Battery life (max):9.5
Battery performance:6550
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby Time:600

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:N
Video recording: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 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
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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: No
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

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Processor:Tegra 4
Processor cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:Tegra 4

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

Software

Bundled software:- Social Apps: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Skype.\n- Productivity Apps: OfficeSuite, McAfee.\n- Music Apps: 7-Digital, Rdio.\n- Movies / Video Apps: Cinema Now, Quickflix, Wuaki, Mondadori Apps.\n- Reading: Press Reader.\n- Gaming:Wild Tangent.
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2.2
Platform:Android

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39
Height:6.77
Weight:22.1
Width:9.96