Jan, 14 2013

Have yourself a look-see at these two Android huge devices: the ViewSonic VSD220 and ViewSonic VSD240. At 22-inches and 24-inches, they’re certainly not your typical Android device. Best suited for use as a touchable monitor or countertop entertainment/resource, we can see these catching on in the kitchen if priced right.

Specs on the 24-inch model aren’t currently available, but we’re guessing it’s mostly the same specs only 2-inches bigger. That being said, expect to find:

  • Android 4.0 Ice CreamSandwich
  • 1920×1080 pixel resolution
  • Dual-touch with pinch and zoom
  • 2 Full USB ports
  • 1 MicroUSB port
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • DC-in jack for power supply
  • 2 1.5-watt speakers
  • 1.3MP front facing camera with 720p video
  • PC compatible

 

It comes with a wall mount but the kickstand is more than usable and your most likely scenario considering it’s countertop scenario status.

ViewSonic includes their own custom app on the monitors but you’ll be happy to learn that they’re also equipped with the Google Play Store. That means all the apps and games you’ve downloaded elsewhere will be available on your monitors and you’ll have unfettered access to everything the Google Play store offers. Time to find some good cooking and recipe apps!

These monitors definitely enter an area where Android has yet to see success. It started with phones, it moved into tablets, it merged into phablets, but televisions/monitors/automotive and some other key areas largely go unnoticed.

Will the ViewSonic Smart Monitors have you considering a countertop Android experience? If not, what (if anything) would push you to think about that option?

 

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