Viewsonic bringing Android to the big screen with new 22-inch VSD220 Smart Display
It looks like Viewsonic is about to stir the pot with its new high-definition touchscreen monitor that comes with its own built-in Android-based computer. The system, which acts as an all-in-one desktop computer, minus the Microsoft software, boasts a 22-inch screen capable of displaying images in full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution).
As for a processor, we’re looking at a dual-core ARM-based Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor and the display runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as its operating system.
“The VSD220 Smart Display is engineered for today’s cloud connected world,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. “ViewSonic is embracing the post-PC transition with what will be a full range of connected display solutions. For consumers, the VSD220 is perfect for surfing the web, engaging on social networks and enjoying a world of Android apps.”
The display is designed for use at home, as well as in a commercial setting, and helps to alleviate the cost of running an actual computer setup. It features 3 USB ports, so there’s tons of room for connectivity, and it also has a Micro HDMI slot and MicroSD slot, so they’ve even got those bases covered.
Throw in a few other standards, like Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities, a 1.2 megapixel webcam, speakers, and an integrated microphone, and we’re talking about a pretty nice gadget to add to your collection.
If you’re interested in picking one up, the VSD220 Smart Display will be available in North America towards the end of October with a $399 price tag.
The last time I owned a Viewsonic device, it was the G Tablet. Without bashing it too much, I’ll just say I hope their new display isn’t nearly as big of a disappointment as my tablet (the first Android tablet I ever owned, I might add.)