Kobo Arc 7 E-Reader Tablet is Worth the Money You Spend

August 29, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Kobo, on Tuesday, unveiled its new Arc 7 tablet in New York. The new e- reader tablet is considered the successor to the Arc Android tablet released in 2012.

The new model from Kobo has a lower resolution than the previous edition devices. But what makes it worth going for is good performance and laudable hardware.

The new Arc 7 model has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen, and is capable of competing with the tablets from major manufacturers. The company has sacrificed screen quality to bring the price of the model down, but it is sufficient for use as e-book reader, magazine reader and newspaper reader.

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The gadget is loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and comes powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MTK 8125 processor. It comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of memory.

The memory can be expanded up to 32 GB via using a micro SD card. The device sports a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. The tablet also includes a micro USB and 3.5 mm headset jack.

Although the device doesn’t have full HD properties, but it has a micro HDMI port, which allows the users to even display the contents using a projector.

The manufacturers claim 9 hours of battery life for the device. The single mono speaker, which can be used to listen to audio books and music, is placed at the top of the rear chassis.

The overall hardware functionality of the tablet takes the upper hand, compared with the now available models that boast nearly the same specifications.

The device comes with a modern version of Android, as we mentioned earlier. It is Google-certified, allowing users with access to Google Play and about 1 million apps.

The entry-level e-reader tablet aims at people who are looking to own their first tablet. The price of the tablet is extremely wallet friendly at $149. This we think would make it accessible for the middle class users too.

What is your take on the new device from Kobo?

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