There was a time in the past when modular phones and devices like the ASUS PadFone seemed weird. Well, this year at Computex “weird” becomes normal, since tons of unusual device formats were showcased. From tablets that are also laptops with sliding keyboards to All in one PCs that are tablets, everything is new, heavy and bigger than usual… and packing Windows 8. Finally, here’s an Android 4.0 device, the ViewSonic VCD22, but this one has a little secret as well.
ViewSonic VCD22 is in fact a 22 inch monitor, that can also be used a mega tablet with full HD resolution. This is a versatile multitouch system that can be used independently from a PC, courtesy of Android 4.0. ViewSonic offers a TI OMAP 4428 dual core ARM processor on this device, with a 1 GHz frequency, that helps it run Android 4.0 ICS as good as it can. This device supports a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and has 3 USB 2.0 ports, used to connect a keyboard, mouse and memory stick.
Also in the mix there’s a HDMI port, Ethernet port, SD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack. The tablet comes with Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, a 1.2 megapixel camera and it can be connected to a PC and used as a monitor via HDMI. The user can switch between Android and Windows easily and the product will debut in Taiwan in August, in case you want one. The price is a not so steep $480 and there’s a hands on video below, if you’re curios: