The ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display, a multi-touch desktop monitor isn’t limited to being just that as it runs the Android platform and employs an OMAP processor as well. As a result, the device allows users to gain access to the web without connecting it to a PC.
The monitor gorges on the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, complete with the Google GMS certification. This enables a tablet-like experience on the dual point optical HD display, spanning 22 inches. The dual core ARM-based OMAP 4 chipset from Texas Instruments should make it capable of carrying out multiple tasks. Besides browsing the web, it can be utilized for the purpose of gaming and watching videos amongst a lot of other things.
“The VSD220 Smart Display is engineered for today’s cloud connected world. 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. For commercial opportunities, the VSD220 serves as a flexible solution that can address the needs of Android compatible vertical market applications such as signage, hospitality, point of information, and kiosk. Whatever the need, our new Smart Displays are the future of connected computing,” commented Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas.
Furthermore, the ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display is compatible with computer peripherals like keyboards and mice that can either be connected wirelessly or via USB. The Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled device is embedded with an HDMI connector, 3 USB ports, a RJ45 Ethernet output and a microSD card slot. And if that’s not enough, it is incorporated with SRS Premium Sound speakers, a 1.2MP webcam and a microphone as well.
The ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display price is tagged at $399 and it is slated to be made available in North America towards the end of October.