Sep, 11 2012

If you were looking for a new high-definition desktop display to compliment your desktop, why not go with one that runs Android. The VSD220 is ViewSonic’s new “Smart Display” we told you guys about back in May, and it doesn’t just act as a PC/notebook/tablet monitor, but features a full fledged Android operating system to boot.

Part monitor and part tablet, the all-in-one features a modest dual-core TI OMAP4 processor, along with an optical multi-touch display (in lieu of traditional capacitive finger tracking). The Smart Display is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with 8GB of internal storage with the option to expand storage via micro SD, features stereo speakers with integrated microphone, headphone jack, 1.2MP webcam, 2 full sized USB ports, 1 micro USB port, WiFi, ethernet and Bluetooth. It’s wall mountable and although fairly thin, at about 10lbs — you’re not going to want to take this on the next family camping trip (although we’d love to see someone make it work).

Currently out of stock on ViewSonic’s site, the display/tablet is listed at $543 but ViewSonic is promising something a little closer to $400 once it becomes available around the middle of next month. Anyone seriously considering making this their next monitor?

[ViewSonic | Via Engadget | PocketNow]

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