ViewSonic has announced the latest entry into the smart display market, the VSD240. Or in non-model number terms, a 24-inch Full HD monitor with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And for those keeping track, the ViewSonic VSD240 joins the recently launched VSD220 (a 21.5-inch display).
That being said, the ViewSonic VSD240 will arrive sporting a 24-inch (more specifically, a 23.6-inch display) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Inside the display one can expect a quad-core 1.7GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and this will all be powered by the previously mentioned Jelly Bean.
Other goodies include a Google certification which means access to the Google Play Store for apps. The display is a touchscreen display with Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. Users can also expect to find an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, SRS 3D Technology speakers, a microphone and Bluetooth along with USB ports, an SD card slot and HDMI for connecting to a computer or tablet.
With that, the ViewSonic VSD240 is expected to be available (in North America) beginning in April. The retail price will be $499. Given this display is running Android and dubbed as having a PC-less web connection, it should be nice for those looking for an external display for a notebook because the display will still have some use and functionality even without the notebook attached.