Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc

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Lighter weight 364 g vs 440 g More than 15% lighter weight
Slightly higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution screen
Front view of Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Expandable memory microSD (up to 64GB) vs None About half of E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.5 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Slightly faster processor 1,600 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 5% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Kobo Arc  vs
Elements 80 Titanium 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
Screen size 7" 8"
Pixel density 215 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight LED backlight
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns No No


Text to speech Yes Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
Evernote integration Yes Yes
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Parental controls No No

form factor

Size 189 x 120 x 11.5 mm 200 x 154 x 9.9 mm
Weight 364 g 440 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes


Kobo Arc  vs
Elements 80 Titanium 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Processor 1,500 MHz 1,600 MHz


Uses an open platform Yes Yes


Expansion slot None microSD (up to 64GB)
Kobo Arc
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Archos Elements 80 Titanium
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