ARCHOS unveils ChefPad tablet made for the kitchen


After the GamePad console, the ChildPad for Kids and the giant FamilyPad, ARCHOS adds another tablet to their Themed series with a ChefPad, a cooking tablet assistant powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Specification wise, this tablet is similar to the existing Arnova 97 G4, a rather standard setup for ARCHOS / Arnova models with a dual-core 1.6 GHz CPU, quad-core GPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, mini HDMI output, micro SDCard slot, front and back camera (both with 2 Mpix resolution)

The ARCHOS ChefPad should be available in June 2013 for €169.99 or £149.99.


Designed for kitchen use the tablet comes with an adjustable stand and a silicone protective case to keep the tablet safe from water or food splashes and make it easier to clean.
While competitors such as QooQ tablet (from another French company) bet on the content with 1000 Chef recipes and videos, ARCHOS made the choice to provide a set of selected cooking oriented applications and content filtered out Google Play Store thru their own application called Chef Apps Selection.


ARCHOS ChefPad Press release

A fully Google certified tablet, the ChefPad features a unique Chef Apps Zone, HD
1080p video playback, front and back cameras, Android 4.1, a fast dual-core 1.6
London, UK – 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 2013 for £149.99
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:
    o 9.7” 1024×768 capacitive screen
    o 8GB Capacity with expandable MicroSD slot
    o 2 Megapixel Front and Back Cameras
    o WiFi
    o 1080p HD Video Playback
    o Mini HDMI
  • 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

    Source: ARCHOS_ChefPad_13052013_UK.pdf


    1. This could be a great companion for someone who loves to cook. I wasn’t a very good cook before I got my current tablet, but now I’m able to cook along with my favorite chefs. I use DISH Anywhere on my tablet since it lets me stream live TV and my DVR recordings, which includes my favorite cooking shows. Now whenever we have potlucks at my job at DISH, everyone is dying to try my newest concoctions.

    2. We have seen the tablet market break down into several sub market groups over the years. The concept for this specific devices can reach and target a specific market of consumers that wouldn’t normally consider a tablet for its intended purpose.

      Think about the convenience of storing all of your favorite cook books and recipes in one small, portable, and durable device. We anticipate many new nitch market tablets being produced in the future.

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