There’s a new 7-inch tablet on the block, the Kobo Arc. The good news is that the number of tablet users is constantly on the rise, and as people look for greater portability, we don’t think the demand for 7-inch tablet is going to reduce any time soon. So we’re pitting the Kobo Arc against two of the most popular tablets in the same category – the Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini, to see if it stands a chance in making a mark.
Kobo Arc: The Kobo Arc has a screen similar to the Nexus 7 – it is 7-inches and has a resolution of 1280X800 pixels. It’s powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM. On the downside, it runs on Android 4.0 ICS, so in terms of the OS, is relatively older than the other 2 devices. The Kobo Arc has a 2 MP front-facing 720p HD camera and is available with either 8 GB or 16 GB internal storage.
Google Nexus 7: This tablet sure made headlines when it first launched early last year. A few months down the line, Google decided to give its bestseller an upgrade, making sure that it had enough features to stay on top of the game. The Nexus 7 features a gorgeous 7-inch full HD display having a resolution of 1280X800 pixels. It’s powered by a quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. It runs on the latest Android Jelly Bean version, and lets you enjoy the best that Google’s popular OS has to offer. The Nexus 7 has only 1 camera – a 1.2 MP one in the front. There’s a 16 GB model as well as a 32 GB model, but the tablet comes with a microSD card slot, so you never have to worry about running out of space.
Apple iPad Mini: This one has a 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 1024X768 pixels. The iPad Mini’s slightly lesser in terms of power, with an Apple A5 dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM. In terms of camera, we have to give more points to the iPad Mini, thanks to its 5 MP rear camera in addition to a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. The iPad Mini is available in 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB as well as 64 GB models, but unfortunately lacks a microSD card slot – so you’re stuck with the internal storage.