Toshiba serves up ultra-wide-screen, budget Satellite U845W and U845 ultrabooks

Toshiba used to have just one ultrabook line: the Portege Z835. Toshiba's added to its ultrabooks arsenal with a new pair of Satellite models: one's an affordable mainstream $749 model, the other's a wide-screen 14-incher that feels like it escaped the concept lab. And as for that Portege, it's been upgraded to Ivy Bridge processors and renamed the Portege Z935. We took a look at all of Toshiba's latest ultrabooks up close; here are our impressions and details on the ultrabook trio.

All three of Toshiba's new ultrabooks sail under $1,000: the Satellite … Read more

Vizio to ship ultra-wide-screen, 21:9 TVs by February

LAS VEGAS--Do you think your wide-screen TV isn't wide enough? Vizio's 21:9 TVs have you covered.

The company's CinemaWide models, dubbed the XVT3D0CM series, offer three screen sizes (50, 58, and 71 inches) that have an aspect ratio of 21:9, which in person is noticeably wider than the normal 16:9 rectangle shape used by typical HDTVs.

The advantage of the shape, according to Vizio, is that it allows the sets to display 2.35:1 (CinemaScope) movies without any black bars. As the company points out, many big-budget Hollywood flicks are shown in CinemaScope, … Read more

Get a ViewSonic 22-inch LCD monitor for $125.99

It's been a while since I posted a sweet monitor deal, and this one's too sweet to pass up.

Dell Business has the ViewSonic VA2232wm 22-inch LCD monitor for $125.99 shipped. That's after applying a pair of coupon codes: $PDKSK4PXNGBCJ and ?N5PNLRL2JM406.

Update: At least one of these codes has apparently expired already. As I've noted many times in the past, I have no control over when that happens.

You'll be happy to know that this is a brand-spankin'-new monitor, not a refurb, and that you don't have to mess around with … Read more