By Stephen Schenck | September 11, 2012 7:53 PM
Back in May we heard about a 22-inch Android giant in the works from ViewSonic, apparently some kind of “smart business tablet monitor”. We were hoping to get the full details on the device a little earlier, but now they’ve finally arrived, giving us a proper look at this Brobdingnagian Android.
The VSD220 Smart Display is a 1080p desktop monitor, sure, but it’s also got a dual-core TI OMAP4 SoC to make it a full-fledged stand-alone Android tablet. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound quite as power-packed as we might hope for something this size, clocked only to 1GHz.
The tablet arrives running Ice Cream Sandwich, and has 8GB internal storage with microSD support for adding more. Interestingly, the 22-inch touch panel doesn’t use traditional capacitive finger tracking, opting for an optical multi-touch system, instead.
Something this size can pack some extras not normally found in more portable Android tablets, like a pair of full-sized USB ports and support for a wired Ethernet connection. Of course, that size comes at a price, and the VSD220 weighs a hefty 10.57 lbs; you’ll be leaving this one on your desk.
ViewSonic is currently listing the VSD220 (out of stock) for $543, though it says it will hit the streets mid-next-month with a price closer to $400.