Archos unveils the ChefPad
Like the Earl Tablet for outdoorsmen we saw last week, Archos is trying to carve out its own little tablet market with the ChefPad.
There have been other cooking specific tablets in the past (like the QOOQ), and there are even high end tablets on the market that are waterproof (like Sony's Xperia Tablet Z). But the ChefPad is aiming to be an inexpensive and functional tablet that may not convince you to replace your current tablet, but might still persuade you to buy it as a secondary device that spends most of its time in the kitchen.
It comes with a stand, a splash-resistant (washable) silicone case, quick access to cooking apps, and runs full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with unrestricted Google play access. The silicone case can be removed and the tablet itself has some reasonable features including a 9.7’’(1024 x 768) capacitive multitouch screen, a Dual-core A9 @ 1.6GHz CPU, a Quad-core Mali 400 MP4 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8 GB Internal memory, a microSD slot, Front and back 2MP cameras, a Micro USB 2.0 slot, an HDMI output, and WiFi.
The Chefpad measures 243.2 mm x 190 mm x 10.5 mm (9.5’’ x 7.4’’ x 0.41’’) and weighs 700g (1.54 pounds). It will be available worldwide sometime in June for US$209.99 (169.99€)