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Kobo Arc 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Kobo Arc 7. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the storage. Many are less positive about the touch screen and camera.

usability, price, performance, screen, battery

camera, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Arc 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo Arc 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Kobo Arc 7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo Arc 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Kobo Arc 7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Nik Rawlinson (pocket-lint.com)

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

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Kobo Arc review: another 7-inch Android tablet steps into the ring

 

Kobo's upped its game since the bitterly disappointing Vox, but this 7-incher just doesn't offer enough to distinguish itself from the competition.

Open Google Play access ; Up to 64GB of storage ; Rugged design

Bulky design ; Uninspired Android skinning ; Content selection spread out over three stores

Placed against the low, low standard of last year's Vox, the Kobo Arc is a winner. Compared to the rest of the 7-inch tablets in the world, however, it's a non-starter. The Arc's not a bad device, by any means, but given the portion of the public...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com.au)

The Kobo Arc tablet is the less discerning man's Nexus 7

 

The Kobo Arc starts at the same $200 price as the Nexus 7, but unfortunately doesn't offer enough compelling reasons to seriously consider buying it.

The ; features good gaming performance and useful e-reader features.

The Arc’s boxy build gives it an antiquated feel, it ships with an older OS, and its Tapestries feature can be buggy.

The Kobo Arc is a fine tablet that simply doesn't offer enough compelling reasons to seriously consider it.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (gearburn.com)

Kobo Arc review: a good value 7-inch tablet

 

It's a brand better known for producing budget alternatives to original E-Ink-based Kindleet al, but can the all-new Arc tablet take the fight higher to th

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Frank

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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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

64gb memory installed - more than enough for music and big range of books. Can add Kindle App so can read Kindle and epub on the same device. Good battery life - about 2 days - as long as wifi is turned off (but have had about 7 hrs with wifi on).

None that I have found yet.

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Screen resolution Processor speed

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Cheap, Big storage (64gb) intuitive & easy to use

suprisingly heavy Battery could do with lasting a few hours longer

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Excellent value for money if you can get it discounted to around two thirds the price of the Samsung equivalents as I did. Features and performance compare favourably with more expensive tablets. However at its full price, the Samsungs have the edge.....

A little on the heavy side. Screen is very glossy, so you need to fit an anti glare screen protector, available on web for around £4.

Apr, 2014