Feeds
75%
ViewSonic VSD220 Android AIO Smart Display

ViewSonic VSD220 22in Android mega tablet

The display with ideas above its workstation

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Smart thinking?

I can also see the VSD220 as a multifunctional ad hoc computer for domestic use. Stick it in a living room, and you can use it as a monitor for hooking up to TV or gaming devices, while instantly being able to switch it back to Android mode for writing emails, finishing homework and so on, not to mention browsing the web, messing around on YouTube and doing everything else. If only ViewSonic had thought to integrate a digital Freeview HD receiver, it would have left Smart TV chewing the dust in its wake.

ViewSonic VSD220 Android AIO Smart Display

The optical sensor often picks up your finger proximity without you actually having to touch the screen

Verdict

It's possible that the VSD220 will come across as too weird a concept to be widely accepted as a general-purpose multifunctional desktop computer. This would be a shame. It might be a weird concept but a 22in desktop all-in-one Android computer with essential wired and wireless connectivity, while doubling as a second full-HD monitor on demand, and yet costs barely more than an iPad 2, surely has plenty of potential in the big wide world. ®

More Touchscreen Tech Reviews

Apple
iPad Mini
Toshiba
Qosmio DX730
Wacom
Cintiq 24HD
Sony
Vaio L VPCL22V1E
Samsung
Galaxy Note 2

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

75%
ViewSonic VSD220 Android AIO Smart Display

ViewSonic VSD220 22in Android mega tablet

Attach it to your computer as an HD touchscreen display or use its built-in Android 4.0 standalone functionality.
Price: £359 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause
'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.