ViewSonic 21.5 inch Touchscreen Desktop Screen Spotted at FCC Gates

September 17, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

ViewSonic likes to pump it up a little bit every time they kick in some products. This time, they have amazed everyone by bringing a 21.5 inch tablet display to the FCC for scrutiny. Named the VSD220, this one is going to be the largest in the touchscreen desktop family.

ViewSonic has had some success with Android, with a run of tablets and smartphones, but they never really hit it big time.

This new move towards a hybrid device is aimed at taking over the home PC segment and with the power of Android; it’s going to be huge.

ViewSonic has already said that the VSD220 Smart Display will be sold in North America in mid-to-late October for an ESP of only $399.

It will combine a 1920 x 1080 full-HD 22-inch LED-backlit dual-touch panel, an ARM Cortex-A9-based OMAP4428 dual-core SoC (1 GHz) from Texas Instruments, and Google’s Android 4.0 ICS operating system. The rig will also feature 8 GB of internal storage, although a microSD card slot will be available for added capacity.

According to the list of specs, the Android-based AIO will arrive packed with 1 GB of LPDDR2 memory, two USB 2.0 ports and a microUSB port.

It will also have an Ethernet jack, a micro-HDMI port for using the display as an additional screen for your laptop or desktop, and two 1.5W speakers with SRS Premium Sound.

Wireless connectivity will include Bluetooth v2.1 and 802.11 b/g/n. A 1.2MP front-facing camera rounds out the package, allowing users to record 720p video.

The actual display’s specs include a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a brightness of 250 cd/m2, and a response time for 5ms.

It will also provide viewing angles of 170º horizontal and 160º vertical. Scratch resistant 8H surface hardness ensures that the VSD220 can withstand heavy usage in high traffic environments, while maintaining high quality touch experience.

If this isn’t the device we all have been waiting for, nothing else is.

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