Hey, you! Insanely rich person with poor impulse control! Don't you wish the irresponsibly gigantic television in your palatial living room had a touchscreen, so you could walk half an acre across your designer carpet to play 2048? Well now you can, as long as you're willing to throw a few monetary scraps to Viewsonic. The CDE8451-TL is an 84" 4K TV with a touchscreen and Android. For $18,999. For some reason.
Note that this isn't for Google TV, or any kind of standardized software interface - it's not even a gigantic Android tablet. Nope, Android is included for "diverse Android multimedia applications such as social networking, cloud services, and online video." And with a "powerful dual-core processor" and 8GB of storage, who could doubt it. Oh, and you'll get all the tools and functionality of... Android 4.2.
Seriously, Viewsonic? Jelly Bean 4.2? For nearly twenty grand you couldn't load up an AOSP version of KitKat? Perhaps they're hoping to upsell customers on the admittedly cool slot-in PC, a modular Intel Core i5-powered device that expands the capability of the touchscreen TV considerably. It isn't built into this physical manifestation of electronic excess: you'll have to shell out another $1200 for the privilege.
To be fair, Viewsonic is aiming the CDE8451-TL at corporations and hospitals for extremely high-resolution applications. To be unfair, even hospitals and corporations have budgets. But hey, if you've got the money and you aren't overburdened with an abundance of common sense, go for it. While you're at it, I'd like to interest you in some wonderful oceanfront property in Arizona.
WALNUT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces the availability of the CDE8451-TL, an 84-inch, six-point simultaneous touch, interactive large-format display with 4K Ultra-HD resolution. The CDE8451-TL delivers vibrant and detailed picture quality for ultra-high resolution imaging and touch applications, making it especially applicable for corporate, government, science and medical sectors.
With four times the detail of 1080p Full HD displays, the 4K Ultra-HD resolution of the ViewSonic CDE8451-TL is stunning. The large format LED-based screen and 4K (3840x2160) resolution delivers the finest in color, clarity and image detail. It also features a six-point touch-enabled surface that allows up to six users to simultaneously write, draw or annotate with fingers or stylus devices. The combined touch-interactive performance and ultra-high resolution make the ViewSonic CDE8451-TL the ultimate large-screen display solution.
“By combining 4K resolution with interactive touch technology, two great innovations in the display market, the CDE8451-TL offers a best-in-class solution to customers that want high-performance displays,” said Gene Ornstead, director of Product Marketing at ViewSonic Corp. “With its tempered glass overlay, scratch-resistant surface and anti-glare treatment, the CDE8451-TL is the ideal display for resolution critical applications like graphic imaging, mapping, wayfinding, education or corporate boardrooms.”
ViewSonic’s CDE8451-TL features a variety of connectivity options, including HDMI, USB and VGA, as well as RS232 for multiple display and device manageability. Fit with an ARM dual-core processor, 8GB storage and an Android® 4.2 operating system, the CDE8451-TL provides smooth and fast computing, and responsive touch capabilities regardless of applications that are running. The on-board Android-based system allows users to experience the expanding range of Android applications for business and educational environments.
The CDE8451-TL comes with ViewSonic’s ViewBoard™ software that allows users to write and edit documents and images on the screen in real-time. With the optional ViewSonic NMP-708 slot-in PC, the CDE8451-TL can be converted into a dual OS interactive large format display. The NMP-708 utilizes an Intel® i5 processor and an NVIDIA® GPU, ensuring accelerated video performance needed for 4K content. With a built-in Windows® 8 operating system, the NMP-708 provides Windows-compatible touch functionality and access to MS Office Suite applications. The ViewSonic NMP-708 also delivers additional computing power for users requiring X86 PC architectures.
The CDE8451-TL 84-inch Interactive Display is shipping for an MSRP of $18,999.99(USD). The NMP-708 Slot-in PC Network Media Player is also available for an MSRP of $1,199.99(USD).