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Kobo Arc 10HD review

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The Kobo Arc 10HD currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Versus

The Arc 10HD is a successful first outing for Kobo in the world of HD+ tablets. It's user-friendly and pretty much always gets the job done. Its greatest weakness is its battery life, which is a shame since everything else about it makes you want to use the 10HD for hours on end.

- Axel Mendy, Digital Versus
Recombu

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

- Recombu Editorial Team, Recombu
TechRadar

This is a high-end tablet that is competitively priced. It stylish, powerful and cheaper than the iPad Air.The addition of a micro-HDMI out port is a welcome bit of extra connectivity that marks the Kobo Arc 10HD out from other high-end tablets.But the real star of the show is the highly impressive...

- Jay McGregor, TechRadar
PC Pro

Taken in isolation, the Kobo Arc 10HD isn't unappealing. The design is inoffensive, the customised interface is one of the best Android resprays we've seen, and there's plenty of power lurking behind the off-colour screen. Yet, compared to the lightweight Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in and the impecca...

- Barry Collins, PC Pro
Android Central

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 thing, which makes using this device as a eReader...

- David Court, Android Central


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Kobo Arc 10HD's screen size is 10.1 inches with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 4 Quad core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
6550mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6550 mAh battery. Kobo's performance ratings are 9 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Arc 10HD Specs

Overview
Release date November 4, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 4 Quad core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Standard Battery, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 6550 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 25 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 25.3 x 17.2 x 1 cm (10 x 6.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 627 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Unknown
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, JPG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, EPUB, BMP
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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