Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 10HD

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Much higher resolution screen 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution screen
Expandable memory microSD (up to 32GB) vs None About half of E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
Noticeably bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 1,800 MHz vs 1,200 MHz 50% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 10.5 mm More than 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Front view of Google Nexus 7

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Google Nexus 7

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Significantly lighter weight 347 g vs 627 g Around 45% lighter weight
Can take notes Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support take notes
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Arc 10HD  vs
Nexus 7 
Screen resolution 2560 x 1600 1280 x 800
Screen size 10.1" 7"
Pixel density 298 ppi 215 ppi
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns No No


Note taking No Yes
Text to speech No Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers No Yes
Evernote integration Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes

form factor

Size 253 x 172 x 9.9 mm 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm
Weight 627 g 347 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes


Arc 10HD  vs
Nexus 7 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes

technical specs

RAM 2 MB 1,024 MB
Processor 1,800 MHz 1,200 MHz


Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) None
Kobo Arc 10HD
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Google Nexus 7
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