Full access to Google Play store.
Sturdy build quality.
Full Google Play access.
Outdated version of Android.
Reflective screen; Bookstore lacks magazines and periodicals.
Needs to be more price- or feature-competitive with Google Nexus 7.
Short battery life.
No storage expansion.
Highly reflective screen.
By Engadget on January 17, 2014
Kobo's upped its game since the bitterly disappointing Vox, but this 7-incher just doesn't offer enough to distinguish itself from the...73
By tech.uk.msn.com on December 27, 2013
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...80
By TrustedReviews on November 29, 2013
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.60
By Whathifi.com on September 12, 2013
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...80
By makeuseof.com on September 10, 2013
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 theregister.co.uk on April 10, 2013
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...-
By LaptopMag on March 15, 2013
With full access to the Google Play store and a slick interface, the Kobo Arc represents a strong alternative to other 7-inch...80
By Computer Shopper on March 13, 2013
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....70
By Digital Trends on February 26, 2013
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...85
By itproportal.com on February 14, 2013
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...80