Does your kitchen need a 9.7-inch Jelly Bean tablet to call its own? No, it certainly does not. But if your budget can accommodate such a device, it might look just like the Archos ChefPad, "the perfect tablet for the cooking enthusiast." Under the splash-resistant case, you'll find a standard suite of tablet specs. There's a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, 1 gig of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and front- and rear-facing 2-megapixel cameras, along with a pair of speakers and a built-in mic, making the device suitable for both playing back cooking lessons and recording your own. In addition to that red silicone case, you'll receive a dedicated stand to match -- both will ship in the box, along with the tablet, for just $210 this June.
ARCHOS Unveils the ChefPad, a Tablet for the Cooking Enthusiast
A fully Google certified tablet, the ChefPad features a unique Chef Apps Zone, HD 1080p video playback, front and back cameras, Android 4.1, and a fast dual-core 1.6 GHz CPU
Denver, CO – May 13th, 2013 - ARCHOS, a pioneer in AndroidTM devices, is pleased to announce the ChefPad, a tablet designed for cooking enthusiasts. This specially designed cooking assistant made for both the kitchen and personal entertainment, is loaded with features like a powerful dual-core 1.6 GHz processor, quad-core Graphics processor, front and back cameras for sharing your latest culinary creations, 1080p video playback and a direct access to thousands of apps, videos, and music to cook by through Google Play. The 9.7" ChefPad powered by Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" will be available starting in June for $209.99 MSRP at www.ARCHOS.com.
Exclusive to the ChefPad is the Chef Apps Selection, where aspiring Chefs can discover a selection of the best cooking apps ranging from recipes, cooking tips and cooking TV to cooking assistant apps. This exclusive app program curates the best of all apps from Google Play in any specified category making it easier for the end user to find the right content.
"The ChefPad is the first ARCHOS tablet to use this filtering technology," says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. "This is just the beginning for ARCHOS tablets using this technology; we will continue to launch new and exciting themed tablets that curate apps in such categories as kids apps, games, educational apps, business/productivity apps and more."
Key ChefPad Features:
Chef Apps - Filters through thousands of apps to provide the best cooking content in a range of categories including recipes, drinks, shopping, cooking TV and more. Whether you are looking for dinner ideas, a good wine match, a balanced meal plan, a smoothie recipe or just for music to listen to while cooking, Chef Apps gets it done.
Let's Get Cooking - Designed for the kitchen, the ChefPad features a silicone case that will keep it safe from water or food splashes and is easy to clean. In addition, it includes an adjustable stand for the best viewing angle while cooking.
Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean - Powered by an unskinned version of Android™ 4.1 'Jelly Bean', the ChefPad delivers an optimized and super-smooth Android™ experience.
Google Certified - Whether among the pre-installed apps or among the thousands of downloadable apps on Google Play, the ChefPad features all the applications that matter: HD video player, email, web browsing, news, games, eBooks, weather forecast and more.
Powerful Hardware - Equipped with a dual-core CPU @ 1.6 GHz combined with a quad-core GPU & 1GB of RAM, the ChefPad delivers on both function and performance.
Other Key Specs:
9.7" 1024x768 capacitive screen
8GB Capacity with expandable MicroSD slot
2 Megapixel Front and Back Cameras
1080p HD Video Playback
Whether one is an aspiring Chef or just learning to cook, the ChefPad provides the ultimate cooking assistant while being a tablet you can use for all your personal entertainment needs. For more information about the ChefPad and other ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com.