kobo-arc-7If you want to wet your feet in the world of tablets, then you would not have to look too far off into the distance to see whether there is something that falls within your budget as well as expectations. The iPad might be extremely easy to use with its iOS interface, but it is still relatively pricey to make the jump, and for those who happen to be on a tight budget, you might want to check out something more affordable, and yet does not have the kind of non-brand recognition from the numerous Android-powered clones that hail from the gazillion manufacturers in China. Enter the latest, most basic tablet from the folks over at Kobo – where they have just announced the Kobo Arc 7.

The Kobo Arc 7 has been described to be “perfect for first-time users and families”, where it will come with a functional display with a resolution count of 1,024 X 600 pixels, chugging along to a 1.2GHz MTK 8125 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. If you are an avid reader and one who wolfs down books like there is no tomorrow, then the Kobo Arc 7 might be an ideal traveling companion, too, where it doubles up as a reading tablet for those who are always on the move. The 8GB Kobo Arc 7 will retail for $149.99 a pop if you are interested. [Press Release]

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