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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 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The screen and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the storage and portability.

performance, usability, screen, size, durability

portability, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

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 : Editorial Team (

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 (

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 : David Court (

Kobo Arc 10HD review


The Arc 10 HD looks like a budget version of the Sony Tablet Z, and we use the term "budget" only because the Kobo is a bit on the chunky side.

The Kobo Arc 10HD is a sexy tablet that offers a lot for its price tag. Kobo's bloatware is unobtrusive and the fact it gives you full access to the Google Play store is a massive plus. The only real downside to the Kobo Arc 10HD is the weight of the...

Nov, 2013

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Kobo Arc 10HD review


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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : mfereday (

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...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (

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...

Dec, 2013

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Kobo Arc 10HD


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. With a...

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...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Sophie Curtis (

Kobo Arc 10 HD review


Kobo has always been viewed as an underdog in the e-reader market, with Amazon's Kindle stealing most of the thunder, but Kobo's latest foray into tablets suggests that it is gaining ground on its arch-nemesis

Nov, 2013

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