Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Touch

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Lighter weight 184 g vs 360 g Around 50% lighter weight
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Front view of Kobo Arc 7

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Kobo Arc 7

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Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Bigger screen 7" vs 6" More than 15% bigger screen
Faster processor 1,200 MHz vs 800 MHz 50% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Bigger bookstore 3.5 M book vs 3.2 M book (Kobo Books) Around 10% larger e-bookstore size; totalling paid & free books, this reader's bookstore offers a larger selection of reading material

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Touch  vs
Arc 7 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 600
Screen size 6" 7"
Pixel density 166 ppi 169 ppi
Screen type E-Ink LCD
Touchscreen Infrared Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No

features

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

storage

Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 2 GB 8 GB

form factor

Size 114 x 165 x 10 mm 122 x 194 x 10.1 mm
Weight 184 g 360 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack No Yes

connectivity

Touch  vs
Arc 7 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No Yes

technical specs

Processor 800 MHz 1,200 MHz

bookstore

Bookstore Kobo Books Kobo Books
EBookstore size 3.2 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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