Kobo Arc 10HD

  • Kobo Arc 10HD
74
Based on 24 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Sharp screen with a high color gamut.
  • Smooth performance.
  • Reading, organizing, and shopping for books easy.

Cons:

  • Heavy.
  • Uncomfortable when holding it.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 69

A powerful, impressive tablet that's let down a little by its heavy weight and small design...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

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...

By Engadget on 71

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

By Wired UK on 70

The Kobo Arc 10HD offers a wonderful screen and a searingly fast processor as well as easy access to a huge range of Barnes & Noble books, mags, music, films and games. But it's nearly twice as heavy as the slightly more expensive Kindle Fire HDX 8.9...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By Computer Shopper on 60

The Arc 10HD has a lot to offer on paper, but its lack of storage expansion and fatiguing heft detract from its reading-friendly assets....

By Good Gear Guide on 60

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...

By Recombu on 70

Want a book and magazine-oriented tablet but don't fancy the idea of buying an Amazon Kindle? Well you're in luck. The Kobo 10HD promises to quench your literature-based yearnings with a tablet that has one of the best screens on the market, access to a...

By PC Mag on 60

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

By 5FWD on 80

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...

By techradar.com/au/ on 80

The Arc 10HD tablet is a strong contender for the best moderately expensive Christmas gift of 2013. It's stylish in true Kobo fashion, has an outstanding screen, and it's cheaper than the iPad Air. Kobo has come out swinging to challenge Apple's...

By tech.uk.msn.com on -

It's probably the best tablet around for £300 but spend a tiny bit more and you'll get a much better...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Kobo Arc 10HD is an Android tablet with good hardware specs, an incredible 300 ppi display, a great price tag, and full access to the Google Play app store. Here's our review of the device that hasn't quite got the attention it deserves. See also The...

By PC Pro on 67

Lumpen design and an off-colour display leave the Kobo Arc 10HD trailing the best...

By itproportal.com on 90

The Arc 10HD is Kobo's strongest tablet to date, and while there are areas where it falls short, it's still a great budget option. True, we'd love to see whiter whites from the screen, a microSD card reader and a slightly longer battery life, but when...

By theregister.co.uk on -

As hi-res tablets go, Kobo's Arc 10HD is reasonably priced, but as the company's raison d'être is reading, Kobo really should address PDF integration better than it currently does, as it should be part of its main reader application. After all, does...

By telegraph.co.uk on 80

Like Amazon, Kobo branched out from e-readers into full-blown tablets last year with the launch of the Arc, a 7-inch Android tablet that was aimed at bookworms. While the original Arc's specs were just about good enough to rival Amazon's Kindle Fire,...

By Engadget on -

For the most part, though, the Arc measures up. Kobo's managed to make some dramatic improvements with each subsequent generation, so hopefully the next time out, the company will address those issues -- and come up with some meaningful upgrades that will really set it apart.

By Expert Reviews on 100

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

By mobilechoice.co.uk on 70

The Kobo Arc 10 HD gives you fast and easy access to a wealth of books, comics, apps and games, on both the Kobo Store and also Google’s Play Store, making it a content consumer’s dream. The tablet itself is a mixed bag: it’s a little heavy but nicely...