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Kobo Arc 10 HD tablet replaces book collection and weighs like it

The 10-inch slate features a sharp screen and smooth performance, but suffers from its clunky build.

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Kobo Arc 10 HD is for the book aficionado

The 10-inch tablet ships with Android 4.2.2 and features Kobo's useful Reading Life software. Reading, exploring new books, and buying new titles is seamlessly easy and you don't even have to forgo a Google Play store.
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A unique and comfortable back

The Kobo Arc 10 HD rocks an innovative faceted back that features a smooth matte finish. It feels comfortable to the touch and gives your fingers a more interesting, multidimensional surface to wander on.
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Micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports

The tablet houses few ports and they're all located on the top left edge.
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Small speakers

The small speakers on the tablet's back produce weak and tinny audio with low volume levels.
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Magazines never looked better

Reading on the Kobo Arc 10 HD is a visually stunning experience that'll have you willingly regressing to picture books.
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Red power slider

The red power slider takes awhile to get used to and there's a frustrating lag every time you wake up the tablet.
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Super-sharp and colorful screen

With its sharp and vibrant 2,056x1,600-pixel resolution screen, the Kobo Arc 10 HD begs to be used for more than just black and white text.

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