eReading device maker Kobo has just unveiled a series of devices that aims to give the best reading experience for digital book lovers. Included in this are three new additions to the company’s Arc brand of Android tablets.
The Kobo Arc 10HD is built for an ultimate multimedia experience. Powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip and 2 GB of RAM and topped with a 10-inch 2560×1600 display, the Arc 10HD will not only deliver a great reading experience but will also be able to take advantage of the games and apps available on Google Play Store. It is also equipped with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, dual stereo speakers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Miracast connectivity for multimedia and streaming activities. Battery life can last from 9.5 hours to 10 days depending on use. The Arc 10HD comes pre-installed with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
For those who want something more handy without skimping too much on hardware, the Arc 7HD offers an alternative. This tablet runs on a 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB of RAM. Even with a smaller 7.0-inch size, the Arc 7HD still offers a decent viewing experience with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and 1080p video playback capability. Like the 10HD, the Arc 7HD also runs Android 4.2.2. Kobo has also unveiled the Arc 7, a tablet made for beginners, with significantly lower specs and a slightly lower price tag. The Arc 7 houses a 1.2 GHz quad-core MTK8125 chip with 1 GB of RAM. Unlike its HD counterpart, the Arc 7’s 7.0-inch display only supports a resolution of 1024×600.
The Arc 10HD is available only in black for a price of $399.99, with no details on storage capacity. The Arc 7HD also comes in black but has two options, a 16 GB model for $199.99 and a 32 GB model for $249.99. The Arc 7, which probably also comes only in black, is priced at $149 with 8 GB of internal storage.