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Kobo Arc 10.1" 16GB Android 4.2.2 Tablet With NVIDIA T40S Processor - Black

  • Model #: KOBO ARC 10 HD 16GB
  • Web Code: 10271008
  • Release Date: 01/11/2013
4.6
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$179.99
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Review: Kobo Arc Tablet
For almost half a decade, Kobo has been one of the most dominant names in eReaders, offering access to thousands of e-books, newspapers and magazines. The Kobo Arc, however, has amalgamated its original e-reading capabilities with popular tablet features such as music, movies and apps. Read more...

Overview

The Kobo Arc 10HD delivers the best reading experience you can get from an HD Android tablet. This fully-featured multimedia tablet comes with Kobo Reading Life, an exclusive user experience designed to enhance your reading experience.

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  • Stunning 10-inch HD display: With 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, you'll enjoy incredibly sharp text, vivid colours, and wide viewing angles so you can better enjoy your content.
  • Sleek, portable design: Lightweight and compact, this tablet is easy to hold and ensures a comfortable grip during extended use.
  • Perfect for web, multimedia, and apps: Powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, the Kobo Arc HD is great for surfing the web, playing games, watching movies and staying in touch with the 1.3MP HD camera.
  • Tons of titles: You'll have easy access to more than 3.5 million of the best books, magazines, comics, and children's content through the Kobo Store.
  • Kobo Reading Life: Exclusive to Kobo devices, Reading Life provides the best way to read, discover new favourite stories, organize your collection and share it with your friends and family.
  • Kobo Homepage: This reading dashboard provides instant access to all your key reading activities, with your recent reads, recommendations, and Featured Collections side-by-side along with one-touch access to your favourite apps.
  • Collections: Featured Collections are carefully curated by Kobo while other Collections are created by literary leaders and individual readers. Collections are groups of themed-based content tied to an author, genre, or topic of interest.
  • Beyond the Book: Enrich your reading experience with a full backstory to your current read. You can tap highlighted words to access web articles, related books, and authors.
  • Reading Mode: Immerse yourself in whatever you're reading by automatically turning off your email, Facebook, news alerts, messaging, and Skype notifications. Reading Mode also helps extend your battery life.
  • Read It Later: Save content from the web that you want to read later. You can save it in offline mode for the best possible reading experience.
  • Stats and Awards: The more you read, the more you can achieve. You can track your progress through books with stats on your reading habits and get spontaneous awards just for reading.
  • All access Android: Powered by Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, the Kobo Arc HD is fully customizable and enables access to more than 1 million apps and games through Google Play. It also supports several distinct accounts so you can share with your family without changing your personalized setup.
  • Click on Specifications tab above for more information.

What's in the Box?

  • Kobo Arc 10HD
  • AC Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Display
  • Display Type
    IPS LCD Ultra High Resolution
  • Screen Size
    10.1 in
  • Native Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
  • Touchscreen
    Yes
  • 3D Capable Display
    No
  • Screen Finish
    Glossy
  • Storage
  • Built-in Storage Capacity
    16 GB
  • Built-in Storage Type
    Hard Drive
  • Built-in Memory Card Reader
    No
  • Compatible Memory Card Types
    Not Applicable
  • RAM Size
    2 GB
  • Cameras
  • Rear Camera Still Resolution
    Not Applicable
  • Rear Camera Video Resolution
    Not Applicable
  • Rear Camera Autofocus
    No
  • Rear Camera Flash
    No
  • Front Camera Still Resolution
    1.3 MP
  • Front Camera Autofocus
    No
  • Front Camera Flash
    No
  • Video Calling (Wi-Fi)
    Yes
  • Video Calling (Cellular)
    No
  • 3D Photos
    No
  • 3D Video Recording
    No
  • Processor
  • Processor Type
    NVIDIA T40S
  • Processor Speed
    1.8 GHz
  • Software
  • Operating System
    Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Operating System Language
    Bilingual
  • Pre-loaded Software
    Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Skype; OfficeSuite Viewer; McAfee; 7-Digital; Rdio; Cinema Now; Quickflix; Wuaki; Mondadori Apps; Press Reader; Wild Tangent; Google Play; Gmail; YouTube; Google Maps; Street View; Calendar; Contacts; Google+; Google Chat
  • App Store Compatibility
    Android Market
  • Audio
  • Built-in Speaker
    Yes
  • Integrated Microphone
    Yes
  • Microphone Input
    Yes
  • Hardware Volume Control
    Yes
  • Headphone Jack Size
    3.5 mm
  • Connectivity
  • Integrated Bluetooth
    Yes - 4.0
  • 3G
    No
  • 4G
    No
  • Cellular Provider
    None
  • Assisted GPS Navigation
    No
  • Unassisted GPS Navigation
    No
  • HDMI Output
    Yes - Adapter Sold Separately
  • DLNA Certified
    No
  • Thunderbolt Ports
    No
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
    Micro USB
  • Power
  • Approximate In-use Battery Life
    Up To 9.5 Hours
  • Approximate Standby Battery Life
    Up To 25 Days
  • Battery - Capacity
    6550 mAh
  • Charge over USB
    Yes
  • Physical Features
  • Sensors
    Gyroscope; Accelerometer; Ambient Light
  • Hard-key QWERTY Keyboard
    No
  • Colour
    Black
  • Height
    17.2 cm
  • Depth
    0.9 cm
  • Width
    25.3 cm
  • Height (Inches)
    6.7 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    0.39 in
  • Width (Inches)
    9.9 in
  • Weight
    627 g
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5
Based on 8 ratings,7 Reviews
Ratings & Reviews
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Performance
4.5
Features
4.0
Design
4.0
Value
5.0

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  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Dec 01, 2014
4.0

At that price I can't really complain

It is sometimes a bit slow and I find the controls tricky (but I'm new to tablet use) but it makes reading comics a pleasure! I use it for school mostly instead of caryying around a million printouts of slides and PP presentations and articles I carry one light, small tablet. I love it.

  • from Vancouver
  • Nov 21, 2014
5.0

Unparalleled value

The uber-hi-def screen is a standout, rivaling Apple Retina and Samsung Amoled. It's almost shocking to find a screen of this quality on a tablet priced [on sale] at $199. Impressive processing power under the hood makes the Arc 10 quite fast. A bit heavy, a bit boxy, but the back is well-designed and actually pretty cool-looking with a grippy coating. Biggest downside is the 16 GB non-expandable storage, but it's not a deal-breaker especially for anyone who prefers keeping their stuff in a cloud. Bottom line: solid tablet overall, ridiculously awesome for the money. At [price] there is no tablet on the market that comes remotely close in value, period.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 15, 2014
5.0

Android fan

got one today with discount. it's fast, clear and good shape. Sound quality is acceptable. Brightness is not the best but more than enough. Kobo special pages can't be removed, no impact using though. This distinguish it a bit from Android tablet. It's listed in eReader category but actually standard Android. At about $200, you can't get any thing with 10inch 2550x1600 Tigra 4 in Android Tablet category. It's awesome price and performance. just a bit heavy comparably.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jul 04, 2014
4.0

Great value

I bought it at a $100 discount. Its price will not be beaten by any tablet with 10HD 10.1" screen. It performs good, high quality. specific color. Its batery will last an hour and a half or so if performing high resolution videos. The only reason why not five stars is that it will make no response sometimes especially when the backgound hiding app is touched.

  • from Toronto
  • Jun 29, 2014
4.0

Possibly the best value in a large screen tablet.

At first sight, the Kobo Arc 10HD makes a great impression with a big bright beautiful screen and some funky geometric industrial design on the back. Aside from the screen and some decent stereo speakers, it's a little light on hardware features by today's standards, with only one (front-facing) camera and no slot for memory expansion. However, for the price it's hard to complain: what you're getting in terms of processing power and the other basics is competitive with tablets costing twice as much. And it's Android so you know you will be supported by a gazillion apps if you want them. Personally I bought this device primarily to read comics and graphic novels. It is pretty awesome for that purpose, able to display full pages at pretty much full size, with lots of contrast and saturated colours. My one complaint is the weight... but it's actually less than the pre-Air 1Pads, so it's still a fantastic value. Oh one more thing you might want to consider: accessories for this device are hard to find and not great. There are no screen protectors that I have been able to find on sale in Canada, and the official Kobo case is overpriced and looks cheap and flimsy. They need to take a look at K1ndle's brilliant origami case. Overall, highly recommended if screen size and price are important factors for you. Hope this helped!

  • from GTA
  • Jun 05, 2014
5.0

Nice 10" Android Tablet

Great display, high-quality sound (listening in a quiet room), and solid build for a 10" tablet at this price (much less than 1Pad). A little bulky, but the non-slip back makes it easier to hold than many other tablets. Should ship with an anti-glare screen protector, as the glossy screen, typical of these devices, makes it hard to read ebooks without somehow dealing with all the reflections. Processor seems really fast for web browsing and watching videos - it's a keeper!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Apr 10, 2014
5.0

Great

I really like this device! I still have to play around with it a fair bit more to figure out all the things that it can do, but so far so good. The only thing is that the speakers don't seem very loud sometimes, but that may just be me...