Monitor Maker ViewSonic Doubles Down on Tablets
There are many technology bets to think about in the fast-moving market for tablet-style computers. ViewSonic has spun the wheel, and put chips down on multiple squares.
The closely held company, based in the Los Angeles enclave of Walnut, is best known for making computer monitors. But it is a veteran of the tablet market–that is, the original business-oriented tablets that are based on a version of Microsoft’s Windows that can be activated with a pen. ViewSonic first introduced a computer for that market in 2002, at a list price $1,995.
Those devices found a small niche, at least compared to the sales gusher in the consumer market that Apple unleashed with the iPad. Many companies, including Dell and Samsung, have subsequently announced comparable devices. ViewSonic has joined them.