Engadget got a good look at ViewSonic‘s VCD22, an interesting device that could prove useful for certain niche applications. ViewSonic seems to think education is one of those niches, judging from the family-friendly apps seen during this hands-on video. This makes us wonder if this 22-incher is a slightly different flavor from the “Smart Business Tablet Monitor” we heard about earlier, or if it’s just a different software bundle.
The device is what amounts to an Android 4.0 tablet with 1GB of RAM, running a dual-core TI OMAP processor, and sporting a huge 22-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen. These are humble specs by today’s standards (well, except for the huge display), but it seemed to do quite well during the demo.
A ViewSonic representative mentioned plans on bundling educational apps such as audio story books with the device, further showing the company’s intent with this product. I could also see the use as a room’s terminal, such as a “kitchen computer”, for the convenience of having an always-on connected device at your fingertips. With a starting price of $479, it fits budget-minded families wanting to connect their home, or schools looking for an interactive device for the classroom.
Watch the video after the break, and hit the source link for more pictures.