Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Kobo Arc 10HD 

Released October, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
In return you get a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with lovely colors and clarity, the S Pen for precise writing and drawing, Samsung's excellent Multi Window split window multitasking, good S Pen support from third party notes and drawing apps, a fast CPU, expandable storage and USB host.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)
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Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 10HD

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD
One of the Kobo Arc 10 HD's most impressive features is its sharp and bright 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution screen.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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Has a rear camera 8 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 20% thinner
Smaller 170 x 243 x 8 mm vs 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm Around 25% smaller
Slightly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of Kobo Arc 10HD

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Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Arc 10HD 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
Arc 10HD
2560 x 1600

memory

camera resolution

Arc 10HD
1.3 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core
Arc 10HD
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Arc 10HD
1.8 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Arc 10HD 

7.6
6.9
Thankfully, even if you don't use the pen, the Note 10.1's fast overall performance, sensible design, great-looking screen, and useful features make it the best Samsung tablet yet.
Galaxy Note 10.1

8.0
8.0
Getting your game on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is great, not just because of the quick performance of the quad-core processor, but because the tablet is light and easy to hold.
Galaxy Note 10.1

Overall

7.7 Out of 10
7.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
Arc 10HD 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
PPI 298 ppi 298 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a compass Yes No
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No

storage

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
Arc 10HD 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 8 MP None

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support None 1 Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 560 g 627 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm 172 x 253 x 9.9 mm
Thickness 8 mm 9.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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