We here at the home of all things Android love our tablets – no, not in a troubled supermodel manner, you crazy fool! We’re talking, as well you know, about those delicious slabs of Google OS goodness that, according to the latest figures in from global market intelligence firm IDC, now command a 52% worldwide share, surpassing the iPad for the very first time.
But whilst the sticking-stubbornly-to-core-set-up iPad is only available in two sizes, Android options have always offered a bit more in terms of hand-fitting flexibility; and now, thanks to Benq, it seems the next stage in the evolution of the open source is upon us.
This is the Benq CT2200 Smart Display, a 21.5-inch LED backlit screen that can be used as a simple HD display (1920×1080 pixels) or, with some rapid jiggery pokery at a level formerly only ever witnessed on Doctor Who, transformed into mahoosive smart Android tablet with an Optical Touch display!
Running on 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Benq is powered by an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processor, features 1GB of RAM and comes with an ample 8GB of storage, made expandable via a microSD card slot, twin USB 2.0 ports and a micro USB port just for good measure.
On the sound front, there’s no tinny tiny tunes for the Benq, instead you get 2x 2W efforts with SRS Surround to entertain your ears, whilst a 1.2-megapixel webcam opens up Skype, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n takes care of the online aspect and the inclusion of a mini HDMI port (and bundled cable) means that, despite its already sizeable dimensions, you can hook it up to your wall-hugging HDTV and enjoy the fruits of its Android-powered labour on your biggest optical array
Sadly there’s no word from the big brains at Benq yet on a release date or proposed pricing, but as soon as we know you’ll be next. Until then, head on over to Benq HQ and capitulate to your cool new kit craving.