Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7HD vs 10HD

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Arc 7HD
8.5
Arc 10HD
10.0
Resolution, pixel density and Screen size

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Arc 7HD
8.8
Arc 10HD
8.8
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Arc 7HD
1.5
Arc 10HD
1.7
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Arc 7HD
n.d.
Arc 10HD
n.d.
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Arc 7HD
6.4
Arc 10HD
7.1

Winner
Kobo Arc 10HD 

Reader Rocket recommends the Kobo Arc 10HD  based on its display and performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD

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Kobo Arc 7HD

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Significantly lighter weight 341 g vs 627 g More than 45% lighter weight
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD

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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 higher resolution screen 2560 x 1600 vs 1920 x 1200 Around 80% higher resolution screen
Slightly faster processor 1,800 MHz vs 1,700 MHz More than 5% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Arc 7HD  vs
10HD 
Screen resolution 1920 x 1200 2560 x 1600
Screen size 7" 10.1"
Pixel density 323 ppi 298 ppi
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns No No

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes Yes
Note taking No No
Text to speech No No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers No No
Evernote integration Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes

storage

Expansion slot None microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 16 GB 16 GB

form factor

Size 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm 253 x 172 x 9.9 mm
Weight 341 g 627 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

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

technical specs

RAM 1 MB 2 MB
Processor 1,700 MHz 1,800 MHz

bookstore

Bookstore Kobo Books Kobo Books
EBookstore size 3.5 M book 3.5 M book
Free content free content 1.89 M books 1.89 M books
Customer loyalty program No No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.95 $9.95
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38 38
Reader-to-reader lending No No
Cloud storage Yes Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations No No
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I have a 10HD and it does NOT have an SD slot, micro or otherwise.
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