ts design standards are not particularly high. The bezel is made from white glossy plastic, with a more textured plastic on the rear of the panel. The ports at the back are covered by a removable door, with a small hole at the bottom to feed cables through. At the very bottom are a pair of speakers that sound especially tinny, even by the standards of cheap computers.
DVI cannot carry audio, so to use the built-in speakers, you'll need to use a 3.5 mm cable from your PC's audio card. Any HDMI device should play sound directly through the VSD241's speakers. With a PC connected, you can use the built-in SD card reader, webcam and touchscreen, but you'll also need to connect a USB cable first.
The Android hardware is based on nVidia's Tegra 3 platform, with a quad-core ARM processor running at 1.7 GHz. There's 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of built-in flash storage, and you can expand this limited storage with an SD card. After a software update, the VSD241 was running Android 4.2.1, about 18 months old and currently two version behind the latest from Google.
The VSD241 is more promising when used as a display, with measurements that are akin to a mid-range PC monitor. The colour reproduction, brightness and contrast levels aren't terrible, but they're nothing special either. We measured 97% sRGB, 72% NTSC and 75% AdobeRGB gamut coverage.
The brightness uniformity is reasonable, deviating by around 6% to the left of the screen, which is a better result than we expected. And its contrast of 640:1 is good, but 242 cd/m2 is a low maximum brightness level. Using our Spyder calibration tool, we recorded an average Delta E of 1.6, which is a very competitive result.