I don’t mind cooking so much when I have time, it’s rather enjoyable but I definitely need to follow a recipe. I can’t just walk into the kitchen and throw things in the pan and make it taste good, I have to have specific instructions. Of course you can access recipes and cooking books and videos if you’re brave enough to carry your tablet in the kitchen around heat, sharp objects, and liquids. Or you could get a tablet designed specifically for the kitchen.
Archos has unveiled a new Android 4.1 tablet called the ChefPad and it’s designed around the features you need in a digital cookbook. The tablet comes with a silicone case to help protect it from spills and splashes. However, the tablet itself isn’t ruggedized so you still need to be careful not to drop it. The tablet also has a stand that allows you to prop it up for easy viewing and has a Chef Apps Selection that shows you the apps on the Google Play store specifically having to do with cooking.
Hardware features include a 9.7″, 1024×768 display, a 1.6 GHz dual core A9 CPU, a quad-core Mali 400 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of integrated storage. The tablet does have a memory card slot for storage expansion and has a two-megapixel camera on the front and back. The cameras will be perfect for sharing pictures of what you’re cooking on Instagram, of course.
The Archos ChefPad will be available this June for $209.99(USD).