You’ve gotta give it to Amazon, their “Alexa” personal assistant has already made more of an impact than Apple’s Siri or Google Now. While Alexa is more readily identified with Amazon’s Echo line of products, you might be seeing everyone’s favorite AI assistant on your kitchen counter as part of TCL’s Xess tablet.
While you might read that sentence and think that the Xess is going to be just another tablet, you’d be wrong in coming to that conclusion. Sure, it might look like every other tablet in terms of its design — a slate-like device with an HD 17.3” screen — TCL’s decision to bundle a whole host of Kitchen-focused software including recipe books that can be interacted with by voice commands. Combine that with Amazon’s Alexa functionality and a bundled IP camera and you can quickly see why the Xess would be a welcome addition to any kitchen.