ViewSonic Announces Android-Powered All-in-One
ViewSonic announced an interesting Android-powered all-in-one unit. Read on for details!
ViewSonic announced an interesting Android-powered all-in-one unit. Powered by Android 4.0, and packing a touch interface, this 21.5” model offers all-in-one capabilities powered by Android at a reasonable price point. Here is what they announced:
ViewSonic’s brand new VSD220 Smart Display transforms PC computing;
pairs full-HD monitor with OMAP™ 4 processor from
Texas Instruments with Android™ 4.0 OS
UK, London, 11th September 2012– ViewSonic Corp., a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, continues its innovative leadership by launching today its touch screen Android AIO Smart Display, the VSD220.
The VSD220 22” (21.5” Vis.) Smart Display, aimed at changing the way people think about computing, pairs a 1920×1080 full-HD resolution monitor with the dual-core, ARM®-based OMAP™ 4 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and an Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system, resulting in a whole new way to experience the web and Android Apps.
“The VSD220 Smart Display is engineered for today’s cloud connected world,” said Mark Lufkin, Managing Director of ViewSonic Europe. “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.”
“We are proud to see the leading capabilities of our OMAP 4 processor come to life on ViewSonic’s new VSD220 Smart Display,” said Ketan Malani, business development manager, OMAP platform business unit, TI. “At home, at work and at play, consumers across all levels of the computing market demand full-HD capabilities, rich user interfaces, robust interactivity and other compelling features. With our OMAP 4 processor at its core, the Smart Display delivers all this and more, in a way that revolutionises how and where people experience the Web.”
The VSD220 provides users a PC-less web connection in an affordable format that is both self-contained and easy to use. With a dual point optical touch screen, an integrated Android operating system and full Google GMS certification, users can enjoy a tablet-like browsing experience, a 22” touch-enabled Full HD display and a very capable computer all wrapped up into one device.
Powered by TI’s smart multicore OMAP 4 processor, the VSD220 delivers the snappy responsiveness and efficiency ideal for ensuring fast web browsing; smooth, glitch-free video viewing; graphic-rich gaming and app multitasking. For those wishing to use the VSD220 as a traditional PC, the Smart Display is compatible with a wide variety of keyboards and mice, including both USB and wireless models enabling the user to further personalise their experience to fit their individual needs.
For further functionality, the VSD220 offers versatile connectivity options including a Micro HDMI for plugging in a notebook or tablet for an expanded screen space and supporting Touch enabled operating systems. The VSD220 also has three USB ports, a Micro SD card and plenty of network connection options including RJ45 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technology. Paired with a built-in 1.3MP webcam with integrated microphone for videoconferencing and photo taking, and integrated SRS Premium Sound speakers, the VSD220 is the complete multimedia package.
ViewSonic’s VSD220 Smart Display will be available in Europe mid-to-late October for an ESP of only £359 (inc. VAT). For further information please visit www.viewsoniceurope.com.
Here are some product shots to give you an idea of what the product looks like.
This is an interesting idea, and for £359, that could really be a good idea. We’ll keep you posted on this one!