ViewSonic Tips 22-inch Android Tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich

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Valor958

I can see several uses for this, however it IS too large for a lot of people. If this came with built in wi-fi, I'd hang it in my kitchen and use it for Hulu, or whatever streaming, and use it for quick reference and guides for cooking etc. Honestly though, my wife has a Kindle (keyboard version) that works well for our recipes and other general needs. A Kindle Fire would do everything I mentioned above just as well and probably half the price at least... so... like others have said, niche product at best. Make it 15" and you'll have a buyer from me though.

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Philippe Lemay

And yet... you just know it's still not going to have as many pixels as the new iPad...

lol, oh lord... what a horrible time to be an Apple hater (speaking as one myself).

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JohnP

Perfect size. What for you ask? Displaying magazines and textbooks in portrait mode. That will the killer app. I am already using a 15 inch USB monitor to do this but the DPI is just not quite enough to read the smallest print of a magazine PDF so captions on photos are usually illegible. With the right resolution or being able to super size the page (or pages if side by side), this will be a real winner.
Someone, somewhere has to realize that a 10 inch tablet is the WRONG SIZE for magazines and textbooks!

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TrollBot5000

That's a good point but as far as tablets go the main selling point is portability. I can't see myself trying to lay in bed or sitting next to someone on a plane with a 22 inch screen in hand.

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ApathyCurve

Or perhaps the magazines and textbooks are the wrong format for a conveniently-sized tablet? Buggywhips, &c...

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JohnP

Let's see you fit the Krebs cycle or the "Z" scheme for the Calvin cycle onto a 10 inch diagonal screen! (swipe, swipe,swipe)

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loozer

I was actually thinking something like a 15.6'' tablet would be a good laptop replacement. 22'' seems too huge to be portable though.

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JLloyd13

i find ten inches too big. looking to sell my samsung galaxy 10.1 for a kindle fire. its nice, but not super portable.

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Pruneface

i say, invent a tablet that is foldable-preferably so that it can fold down to like, a tiny cube or something. use the flexible screens samsung and other companies displayed at e3 this year

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iheartpcs

22 inches is no longer a Tablet - it's officially a Table!

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whr4usa

ihearttheabove!

I'm stealing this!! hope ya don't mind

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BluePhoton

Interesting... everyone is already using the ~10 inch screen as a desktop replacement - this goes even further....

However, at 22" perhaps it is too big for most applications?
- Will it even fit in a typical laptop case?
- Also wonder what such a big screen will do to battery life?

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Danthrax66

Bigger screen = bigger space for the battery.

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lhatten

Bigger space for battery = more weight.

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tony2tonez

I dont think it would really be carried around. Unless you want to show some presenatation to people around a coffee table.

To me I would walk mount it, and use it just to check news and other information. I think i would get use out of it that. Take it down for when i want to and put it back up just look something up real quick without having to fire up to the computer.

I am intrigue by it.

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Captain_Steve

I would be intrigued by it too, if not for the cost associated with it. The device will cost at least the same amount as a standard 22 inch monitor I would assume, plue the cost of battery and all the internals necessary to make it an independent device.

To me, Android as an OS doesn't warrent spending that much on a device; but if it functions as a monitor as well with Android OS backup, then it becomes more reasonable.

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tony2tonez

"To me, Android as an OS doesn't warrent spending that much on a device; but if it functions as a monitor as well with Android OS backup, then it becomes more reasonable."

Thats the way i see it. The OS is just a simple interface to use with the touchscreen option. Tablets work for me as some quick need reference, after that, it will not be replacing any of my important computers (I know its not meant to).

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Captain_Steve

Does it have an video input so I can hook my computer up to it? Seems odd to have a screen that size for the single purpose of playing Angry Birds.

Though really; I can get an Android emulator and run all the Android stuff on my current 22inch monitor without the touch option.

And seeing as how finding a laptop bag for a 17 inch desktop replace was difficult enough, finding a 22 inch case for transport would be murder.

I could use it as an all-in-one with no upgrade path that doesn't run any of the programs that come with Windows or a full fledged Linux system.

It's nifty, but between other options, it's going to be a real niche product.

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Happy

Fascinating stuff. Wouldn't want to lug it around though, personally.

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