About a year ago, display maker announcing a new version of its "Smart Display" that is an Android thin client of sorts that is designed for commercial application.. Despite the odd combination, the company is at it again,
The VSD241 is a 24-inch full HD touchscreen LCD that runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean thanks to the built-in Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. It also includes built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Since it doesn't have much built-in storage (8GB), it relies on the cloud and an SD card slot for the storing of files associated with the device. It also has a pair of full-size USB ports, micro and mini USB ports, and an HDMI port to connect it to another system.
Other features include a built-in 2-megapixel webcam and microphone for video conferencing. While consumers could conceivably use the VSD241 as a standalone Android screen, ViewSonic expects it will be used by enterprise clients for kiosks and other interactive display applications. At $529, it's certainly not priced with consumers in mind.
The VSD241 is available now, but for those looking for a slightly smaller (and cheaper) version, ViewSonic is releasing a 22-inch model, the VSD221, to be released in December for $399.