The All New Kobo Arc !
The Annual IFA conference in Berlin saw yet another space filled by a small tablet that was unveiled. With the launch of Kobo Arc the Canadian Company’s entry in the rather competitive tablet market was met with much delight. For any of you who are amateurs in the Tablet zone and are contemplating on getting one of your own should affirmatively give the Kobo Arc a shot.
Kobo Arc is tablet device that is geared with a content focused Android application and in comparison with some of the earlier Kobo’s the latest one seems to get a thumbs up for not just better software and hardware but also a price tag that is competitive. Perhaps one of the features that will appeal the most is Arc’s ability to get to Google Play and download any application. Also another distinctive feature is a Discovery “web concierge” that recommends e-books and websites. A tapestry is yet another feature that allows elaborate customization and this is a notice board kind of interface so to speak.
At first look, the Kobo Arc seems to sport an industrial look to it, however what is a unique matte black bezel is in actuality Plastic which defines the exterior construction of the Arc. Kobo Arc also has the possibility to change the base cover to either purple or blue. The interiors of Arc comprise of an impactful 1.5 GHz dual core processor and a 1GB RAM. Arc measures 7 inches and is seemingly thicker, an almost 10mm width to the sides. It comprises a 19mm base and a 13 mm top.
The screen which is a 1280×800 pixels seems to depict an extraordinarily wide viewpoint to the extent that it be affirmatively impossible to identify color contrast or draining even when it is viewed from a peculiar angle and all this can be attributed to the IPS which almost seems like the norm in all the tablets that are out on the racks these days.
Arc has stereo front facing speakers and somewhere between the two you will see a USB slot that will enable transferring files as well as recharging through the inbuilt micro USB cable and did I forget an existing Jelly Bean update raring to go. Arc also has an on board storage that is available in 3 types. They consist of a 16GB version, a 32GB as well as a 64GB version. I do not recall ever hearing of an Android small tablet space that boasts of a 64GB on board storage and so for all the GB fanatics who thrive on such numbers, is where Arc will surely score points.
Having stated the above the hardware seems rather astonishingly good and being a device that is Google certified basically implies that it is preinstalled with the typical clan of Google applications.
Bottom line, a fabulous screen, a pocket soother and some great specs put together can only make me hope that Arc’s performance matches to all the fantastic features it boasts to have and if it indeed falls true to its claims then the competitors have something solid to ponder about!!