Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7HD vs 7

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Arc 7HD
8.5
Arc 7
4.9
Resolution, pixel density and Screen size

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Arc 7HD
8.8
Arc 7
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 7
1.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Arc 7HD
6.4
Arc 7
5.0

Winner
Kobo Arc 7HD 

Reader Rocket recommends the Kobo Arc 7HD  based on its display.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 7HD

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Significantly higher resolution screen 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 600 3.8x higher resolution screen
Significantly faster processor 1,700 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 40% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Slightly thinner 9.6 mm vs 10.1 mm Around 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Front view of Kobo Arc 7

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Kobo Arc 7

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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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Arc 7HD  vs
Screen resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 600
Screen size 7" 7"
Pixel density 323 ppi 169 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 8 GB

form factor

Size 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm 122 x 194 x 10.1 mm
Weight 341 g 360 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

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

technical specs

RAM 1 MB 1 MB
Processor 1,700 MHz 1,200 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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