ViewSonic VSD220 is an Android-powered smart display

Posted by Shane McGlaun

ViewSonic is offering up some details on its new 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable image size) Android-powered  VSD220 Smart Display.

The device - which supports full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 - is equipped with an integrated dual-core ARM OMAP 4 processor. As noted above, the VSD220 runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), allowing users to access the Internet directly from the display itself.

According to ViewSonic exec Jeff Volpe, the Android-powered display is designed for the "post-PC" transition to a cloud-connected world.

Essentially, the idea is to provide users with a way to access the Internet and their favorite Android apps without the need for a traditional PC, set-top box, or PC-on-a-stick. Indeed, ViewSonic says the dual-core processor provides the display with sufficient power to drive smooth web browsing and glitch free video playback at high-resolution.

Of course, the VSD220 can also be used as a traditional computer if paired with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. As expected, the screen supports dual touch. Additional specs include a micro HDMI input, three USB ports, a microSD card slot, an Ethernet port and integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.

The display is also equipped with a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera with an integrated microphone for video chatting, as well as integrated SRS premium sound speakers.

The VSD220 Smart Display will hit the streets in mid-to-late October in North America at a $399 price point.