If you ask people about the tablet makers that they know of, most of them will probably think of the mainstream brands like Apple or Google. There is only a small chance that somebody will mention Kobo. As a forthcoming brand, Kobo still needs to make a name in this industry. This is why it is now unveiling one of its latest products which is the Kobo Arc 10HD. Along with Arc 7HD and Arc 7, these devices will target consumers who want an integrated e-book reader to their regular tablets.
We should start on the technical side of things. One of the best things about Kobo Arc 10HD is that it is the high-end one compared to the other two in its lineup. With 10.1 inches of high-definition screen, it matches the Google Nexus 10 resolution which is 2560 x 1600 pixels. Plus, it also has a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch which is enough to maintain clarity on display. Supported by the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, this tablet has its own Wi-Fi, Miracast and Bluetooth connectivity that will let consumers explore more possibilities outside of their devices.
In terms of the hardware, the Arc 10HD contains an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with four cores and 1.8 GHz. The RAM is 2 GB while the built-in storage is 16 GB. Unfortunately, there is no memory expansion for MicroSD. At the front of the device, there is also a 1.3-megapixel webcam which is useful for taking self-portraits and video chatting. Finally, with the 6550 mAh battery capacity, users should expect at least 9.5 hours of battery life on average use.
E-book Reader Features
The Kobo Arc 10HD is pre-installed with the Kobo Reader Life which is the tablet’s main e-book reader software. Exclusively distributed by the company, this is where users can store their ePub files which may include books, articles as well as magazines. When reading, this tablet is supported by TypeGenius which means that text will be displayed with great readability. Fonts are also adjustable depending on the preference of your eyes. On the other hand, users can also install the Kobo Reader Life on other devices like Mac, PC and iOS, Android and BlackBerry-supported smartphones and tablets. The storage system in this application is based on cloud which means that users can access their digital reading materials anytime and anywhere.
Even though we only referred to the spec sheet, we can still say that the Kobo Arc 10HD is a promising tablet. However, since this is still to be released, we still have to wait about its price information. Considering what you just read, is this device good enough for you?