We heard just recently that ViewSonic was launching a 22" tablet/display running Android. Today, we get a look at this display. We've also learned that it's running a dual-core TI-OMAP processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0, and a 1920x1080 display underneath the gargantuan screen. The demo seems to be targeted at being used in a classroom setting, with plenty of child-friendly apps and videos, but that's just bundled software. The display, which starts at $479, could be used by any budget-conscious consumer that wants to try using Android instead of Windows as their primary OS for a shared family device.
While it feels just a tad unnatural to see Android on a device of this size, the SmartDisplay seemed pretty snappy. The OMAP processor didn't seem to have any trouble keeping up with the 1080p display. It also comes with a couple of USB ports and an HDMI output, so the hardware is pretty respectable and allows for plenty of options for the consumer to set up a workflow or demo display however they would like.
No word yet on when this display will become available, or even if it will end up in stores. The ASUS rep pitched the display as being most relevant to businesses and organizations, mentioning at one point that it would be great for demoing products at a fashion store as an example. If the company doesn't create or bundle at least a few media or productivity apps, it might be difficult to pitch to average consumers.
What about you? Would you want to use a 22" touchscreen Android device as your primary all-in-one computer?