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ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display

ViewSonicunveiled the largest Android-based device with a touchscreen, the VSD220 Smart Display, a 22-inch high definition LCD display with Android 4.0 built right in.

The VSD220 will list for $399 with availability expected by the end of October. Like most of its kind, the VSD220 offers control of its operating system via two-point touchscreen and includes a Webcam and mic, USB ports, an HDMI input, wired and wireless Ethernet, built-in stereo speakers and Bluetooth, and it's controlled via touch and an on-screen keyboard. There's no optical drive, keyboard or mouse.

ViewSonic is positioning the Smart Display as a low-cost means of accessing cloud-based applications. And, the CRN Test Center likes the idea of an Android-based all-in-one for setting up kiosks, self-service menus, digital signage, waiting-room entertainment screens and other monofunctional applications. There also are a number of kiosk apps in Google Play that resellers can use to set up browser-based apps that restrict users to a set of boundaries.

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