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Viewsonic, a US-based purveyor of various display technologies and mobile products, teased its "Touch and Connect" series prototypes today, reports Engadget.

The Walnut, California manufacturer teased several products, perhaps the most stunning among them being an Ice Cream Sandwich powered "tablet" with a (are you ready?) 22-inch display.

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With such a gigantic display, this tablet will certainly blur the lines between monitor, tablet, and television display. ViewSonic seems to be fine with such ambiguity however, having lovingly labeled the device a "smart business tablet monitor."

While approximately zero details were revealed by today's teaser, more information should be available at Computex this June.

Source: Engadget

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    This is probably the stupidest fucking idea I have heard in the few years that Android has been around. Where can I buy one?

  • strra

    it better have a better screen than their G-Tablet. being a DISPLAY maker, the horrid screen on that tablet has no excuse

  • http://www.facebook.com/geoff.baysinger Geoff Baysinger

    I want this for my RV trailer. No joke. It is almost EXACTLY what we need. If it can support an HDMI input and I can find a 12v DC power adapter for it, it IS exactly what we need. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1376149647 Charles Oisten

      Just get a 22" TV with HDMI input and attach your 7" or 10" tablet to that.  One would imagine that would be much cheaper.

      • http://profiles.google.com/oneill.gs Gregory O’Neill

        But 22" TV wouldn't be a touchscreen...

        • jbon

          You can't beat a $400 remote. I like the couch but you see this is a touchscreen tablet monitor, yes that's why I'm sitting here. Wish this thing had a remote. At least its got ICS.... what's that....... oh boy.

  • Lake510

    Is this not just the touch screen monitor they talked about at ces that has mhl support. so if you had your ics phone hooked to the monitor it would make the monitor like a tablet

  • Brian Walker

    I showed this story to my wife, and she said "That's exactly what I want!" There's a market for it.

  • Imran Al-Imran

    I like it, with a pen if they can.

  • John O’Connor

    I assume the battery life must last a week with the size of this thing... {insert random sarcasm} where can i get a case for it?! hahahaha

  • Tyler Chappell

    Oooooh soooo this is what happened to my recently dead 22" ViewSonic ViewDock monitor that I had to get rid of a few weeks ago.

  • Stephonztax

    This is just stupid. Just get a laptop or PC

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    Seems like a product satisfying a very small niche.

  • Asphyx

    And the race to replace the Laptop finally begins!
    It was inevitable that bigger screens were the next step.
    Larger screen also means more PC Board space for things like ports, memory etc...
    And if Windows8 actually manages to have any success expect to see a lot of these types of things soon.

  • randyfromreno

    Next, The 10 inch phone.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GU4N7CVDBJXMZOBFO3DMIQZH4 J

    I just hope its gonna come with some kind of kick-stand or something.  I could maybe see lugging around my monitor (22 inch wide screen) especially if it wasn't too much thicker than my phone but I don't know about holding it in my hands to read a novel or whatever.

    I think if the main goal was portability, a more standard 7-10 inch tablet would be preferential, but I think a trend is tablets are starting to replace desktops (& laptops, etc).  The couple people I know who have tablets have both said they hardly ever use their desktops anymore.  And I kind of see myself doing the same (once I finally decide on the tablet I want).  Loosing all of the real estate going from a 22 inch wide screen to a 7-10 inch screen is one of the main concerns I have though.  This would obviously fix that problem.  Pair a keyboard & mouse and I could reclaim a fair amount of desk space getting rid of the tower sitting next to the monitor.  And it'd still be portable enough you could just pick it up & go.  Maybe not to as many places as a 7-10inch tablet could go, but...  Though you could always set it on the table/mount it on the wall at Grandma's for Christmas to entertain the family with movies or have the yule-log burning while you open presents (without having to try to figure out how to convert your DVDs or AVI/MP4/MKV/etc to VHS tape to play on Grandma's outdated VCR which she thinks "is that thing, you know, one better than DVDs").

  • davefinn

    Buyer beware of Viewsonic. I have a G-Tablet that is a paperweight due to lack of support from Viewsonic.

  • plusAnthony

    If it has an HDMI in then I'll seriously consider it as it would make a really functional monitor.

    Without that... I'm not sure what it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wally.wanks Wally Wanks

    My idea is to have a monitor that has touchscreen ability to control the phone, so I can have a 20inch display next to my bed, that is basically a large mimic of my phone through MHL. I don't need MULTIPLE DEVICES, just mutilple ways to control it and dislpay it. I can do this now with mouse and keypoard, but I want a touch screen montior, so I can just touch the screen to answwer the phone or reply to texts.

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