• Kobo Arc
75
Based on 34 scores, 44 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    22
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Full access to Google Play store.
  • Durable design.
  • Customizable interface.

Cons:

  • Outdated version of Android.
  • Reflective screen; Bookstore lacks magazines and periodicals.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Engadget on 73

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

By tech.uk.msn.com on 80

With wide file support, a fast processor and a great screen, it's the Arc Tapestries and Discover features that make this a well thought-out and good value attempt at an Android ereader-cum-tablet that makes the walled garden approach of others seem...

By TrustedReviews on 60

The Kobo Arc 10HD is a powerful tablet with some great reading features let down by a far from perfect screen and bulky, uncomfortable design.

By micromart.co.uk on 80

Like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, the Kobo Arc is designed for reading ebooks and consuming other types of content. That means this 7" device features a highly modified version of Android that's tightly linked to Kobo's own content stores.The home screen...

By Whathifi.com on 80

It's a great shame, as otherwise the Kobo could be the perfect choice for those looking for a cheap Android tablet. If movies and general app use are your priorities it's well worth a look, but if music matters there are better options available. See...

By makeuseof.com on

When you think about Android tablets, two names probably pop into your head: the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire . These are indeed the dominant players on the market, but did you know there was another decent Android tablet hiding out there?Kobo, currently...

By delimiter.com.au on

The Arc is a very solid Android tablet, which we liked using. Kobo's done a really good job with this one, and the Arc performs very well relative to the promises which the manufacturer makes about it. However, fundamentally, we can't help but feel...

By theregister.co.uk on

All in all, I'm impressed with the Kobo Arc. It took a little while to learn to love it, but I'd say it's been worth the effort learning how to weave content into the Tapestries function. Indeed, for those likely to share a device, it offers a great way...

By itbusiness.ca on

There are so many different mobile devices on the market, it's hard to know what one is best for you. If you're been considering an e-reader, but want the extra functionality of a tablet, then take a look at the Kobo Arc.Kobo made the Arc to compete with...

By LaptopMag on 80

With full access to the Google Play store and a slick interface, the Kobo Arc represents a strong alternative to other 7-inch...

By Computer Shopper on 70

This smart-looking Android tablet/e-reader performs well, and its custom "Tapestries" UI has much to recommend. Only the lack of a few key features and the need for more aggressive pricing keep it from stardom....

By Digital Trends on 85

The Kobo Arc tablet straddles two Android tablet personality types. It's a basic, $200 tablet with a friendly user interface meant to be easily grasped by less tech-savvy users. But it also offers the openness and full access to the Google Play app...

By IT Pro Portal on 80

The Kobo Arc is a huge advance on the Kobo Vox, and a very credible alternative to the Kindle Fire HD or Google Nexus 7. Unlike the Kindle, it doesn't tie you in to a particular apps, books, music and movies ecosystem, and you're free to flit between...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Kobo is foremost a maker of eReaders and pedlar of ebooks. Its E-ink eReaders are among the best, but its first LCD-screen tablets was one of the worst we'd used at the time. The new Kobo Arc can't be much worse than the Kobo Vox. Thankfully, it's a good...

By CNET Australia on 60

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

By Pocket-lint on 80

The flexibility of the Kobo Arc is one of it's greatest appeals against the likes of the Kindle or Nook, but Kobo's additions add little to the experience over the already impressive Nexus 7. Worth considering, but you have plenty of...

By The Inquirer on 70

THE KOBO ARC is the e-reader specialist's push into the mini tablet market to compete with similar sized models from Apple, Google and Amazon. Kobo is hoping to win over tablet buyers with its novel approach of "discovering" rather than searching for...

By PC Mag on 80

The Kobo Arc is a great small-screen Android tablet, with strong performance, a crisp display, and, unlike some higher-profile competitors, access to the Google Play app...

By V3.co.uk on 80

The Kobo Arc is a decent addition to the 7in tablet stable, with its nippy performance and some unique and useful features, although lacking the branding power of its...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

The Kobo Arc is a 7-inch Android tablet that offers value over the Google Nexus 7 in its Tapestries interface, tied into Kobo’s e-book store. It’s a device that sits between an e-reader and a vanilla tablet, and it’s made some compromises along the...