BenQ Smart Display is a touchscreen PC monitor that runs Android

BenQ’s CT2200 Smart Display is a 21.5 inch monitor that you can use with or without a PC. Connect the 1920 x 1080 pixel screen to your computer and you can use it as a monitor.

Or you can tap a button to switch over to Android and use the Smart Display as a large Android tablet.

BenQ introduced the Smart Display product line earlier this year, and now the CT2200 has passed through the FCC, which suggests that the company is considering selling this Android tablet in the United States.

BenQ Smart Display CT2200

Behind the screen the Smart Display features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Since this monitor is basically an oversized tablet, it has a few features you won’t find in most PC displays, including 2 USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB port, a micro SD card slot, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi. It also has an Ethernet jack, micro HDMI port, and headphone jack as well as stereo speakers.

There’s also a 1.2MP camera built into the display, which you can use to snap photos, shoot video, or make video calls.

The CT2200 Smart Display measures 20.3″ x 14.4″ x 2.6″ and weighs about 11 pounds. I don’t see any mention of a battery, so I don’t think this Android device is meant to be carried around the house like a Sony Vaio Tap20 or Dell XPS 18.

But you can find a user manual and additional photos at the FCC website.

  • toronado455

    Very interesting. If this has good viewing angles, I might consider it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.gosnell David Gosnell

    Shame you would presumably need to physically swap over keyboard and mouse from the PC if you wanted to use them in the Android mode. Unless….. it can itself behave as a hub – can it, maybe?

    • digi_owl

      Could get a USB kvm switch and simply leave the video part unplugged.

  • digi_owl

    I like how they enabled the stand to adapt a lower angle. Would potentially allow it to be used for extended periods, if sitting on a appropriate height surface, without suffering much arm strain.

  • Anon Yser

    you could install ubuntu on it and have a fairly descent computer

  • mati

    the box (and probably the screen) is identical with the ViewSonic VSD220 – which I use and like – but the processor is better
    now I wonder whether they are going to make a driver for OSX?

  • woodslanding

    Looks even more like the acer da220hql…. including odd speaker art. I think all three are basically the same product. Every jack and button is in the same place.