ViewSonic to show off 22 inch Android tablet at Computex

ViewSonic to show off 22 inch Android tablet at Computex
As the successful phablet market has shown, bigger really is better in some cases. ViewSonic certainly has embraced the idea, as they just announced they will be showing off a 22 inch tablet/monitor running Android at Computex on June 5th. The image suggests their 22” behemoth, which is aimed at business as a touch-enabled collaboration device, will be running Ice Cream Sandwich.

ViewSonic will also be introducing some new cloud services, much like, well… everyone else these days. The oversized Android tablet will apparently be joined later this year by a Windows RT-based device of similar dimensions. Windows is a mainstay of the enterprise right now, so that may end up being a more popular solution, although we’ve yet to see if Windows 8 and Windows Phone will make serious inroads with businesses.

How about you? Would you be interested in a touch-screen device running Android (or Windows) that’s almost 2 feet across on the diagonal? Let us know in the comments section below.


source: Engadget

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19 Comments

1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Interesting decision!

14. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

So long as the resolution isn't 1024 x 768, like all their other tabs, it should be fine :p

2. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Awesome product. Windows, watch out...

18. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Nah. Most jobs that require a computer needs a hardware keyboard for fast typing. I'm not saying it's impossible but you can't really hit 50+ words per minute on a capacitive screen that easily. And there are also those jobs that require powerful graphics that can't be handled even with the next gen SoCs (the Gen after Tegra3, Qualcomm's S4 and the current Exynos) So Windows is there to stay for this kind of jobs. This would find market in commercial places where they can afford to lose speed in exchange for eye candy. Like let's say in Cinemas, they already have touch screen nowadays but if they have a capacitive one and you see them swiping around while you're in the middle of a purchase of a ticket you'd end up saying "wow cool". Another thing, I imagine this would be better with Son'y floating tech.

3. chris2589

Posts: 4; Member since: May 24, 2012

I want one I got the perfect spot for it in my room

4. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

This is a skateboard ... not a tablet ;)

5. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

22" display...which has to be operated at distance of an arm...too much strain for my eyes...but there will be definitely some interested people...and my wait for windows tab continues!

6. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

flat screen hand held wannabe tv.

7. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Something similar to Wacom Cintiq series of LCDs for designers and illustrators http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Cintiq/Cintiq24HD.aspx It's great, the idea isn't new but the effort is rare, but the question is what resolution will it use. I'm waiting for true WYSIWYG pixel density without the need for antialiasing - only then we can talk about usability for work. Apple has once more started this with Retina on new iPad, but this needs even more pixels.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

shrink it to 17inches with an exynos A15 and give it a keyboard dock, and just maybe. Give it enough space and power that it can dual boot W8 and ICS and ill really start to consider it as long as the price isnt crazy.

9. JcHnd

Posts: 282; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I dont know... I think 22 inches is huge... i wouldnt change my home pc for this one, I prefer the usual 7 to 10 inch tablet... I cant imagine myself carrying that around! :o

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This is not something you'll be able to walk around and take to your starbucks to use lol. It would be nice to have at your actual computer desk area but come on, that's too big.(thats what she said).

11. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

22" isn't a tablet it's a low powered all in one netbook.

12. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

its an android powered smart tv.

13. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Tablet? At 22 inches, take off that second 't' and it'll make more sense :p Seriously though, it's a peculiar concept, making the technology of a tablet available in a non-portable (yet geared for business) device. Seems a little risky, but hell, what do I know? I use the tech; I don't create it.

15. drawroF

Posts: 1; Member since: May 26, 2012

One thing i have learned is dont knock it until you have tried it and to make a judgement is very close minded and as many have shown that they are afraid of change unless many make the jump so dont be followers try to be leaders , dont be sheep do what you like . look at apple they made sheep out of every one .

16. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's not indented to be portable. Obviously. It's intented to provide simple, fast and interactive user experience of tablet to office desk. So I think this is great. But of course it will fail on the market. Viewsonic is a LCD monitor manufacturer anyway. This is just for show-off.

17. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

wow that's big.. i hope it has long battery life

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I love the idea. It would be like a portable version of Microsoft's touchscreen table. As long as specs, weight, and battery life are comparable to a 17.3" laptop, this is a reasonable product.

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