Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Viewsonic: Monitors aren't just for PCs, but your phones, too

LAS VEGAS?In August, Viewsonic executives said that we should rethink the concept of the traditional monitor, extending it into the mobile generation by building Android into it. At CES, Viewsonic tried a simpler version of the same vision: simply allowing mobile phones and tablets to connect their content to the larger display.

At CES 2014, Viewsonic introduced the�VX2876iml, a 28-inch display, as well as the�VX2363Sml-W, a $170 23-inch display. Both include wired MHL connections, the technology that's slowly being adopted as a display interface from a smartphone or tablet to a traditional display. (Viewsonic hasn't released a price for the�VX2876iml.)�

The�VX2876im also goes a bit father: It includes support for Miracast, the wireless equivalent to MHL, which allows both Windows 8.1 PCs and Android devices to project their screens onto the display.

In August, Kenneth Mau, a product marketing manager with Viewsonic, told PCWorld that the company was betting on integrating Android into the monitor itself, giving it intelligence it would otherwise lack. But Mau also said then that he viewed the monitor sitting not on a desk, but in the foyer or kitchen, providing a cheaper alternative to an all-in-one PC or tablet.�

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