Wow! Awesome response to yesterday's post about favorite freeware. I discovered a lot of programs I'd never heard of--and I thought I'd heard of them all! Great stuff, peeps. Stay tuned for more freeware goodness.
Until then, want to give your productivity a big boost? Run a second monitor. You'll be amazed at how convenient it is to have, say, your word processor on one screen and your Web browser on another--both always visible, always available.
The LCD sweet spot continues to be 22 inches (or 22-inch "class," a fancy way of saying 21.5 inches), as evidenced by today's deal: Newegg has the Acer S211HLbd 21.5-inch LCD monitor for $109.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code EMCKBKF22 at checkout. (You also need to be a Newegg newsletter subscriber.)
The S211HLbd is a 1080p monitor (meaning it has a native resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels) with a 5ms response time and dual inputs: VGA and DVI. Not included: HDMI or speakers, so this isn't a monitor you can connect to, say, your game console.
Ah, but check this out: Acer backs the S211HLbd with a three-year warranty on both parts and labor. That's pretty unusual, and one reason I've got two Acer monitors on my desk.
This deal is available today only, and while supplies last, so if you're looking for a new monitor that's about as inexpensive as I've ever seen, click fast.
Bonus deal: While supplies last (which may not be long), MacMall has the 8GB Toshiba Thrive 10.1-inch Android 3.1 tablet for $379.99 shipped. The catch: It's available only via eBay. Still, that's about the lowest price I've seen on a 10-inch
Android tablet. Check CNET's review before you buy.
Bonus deal No. 2: Remember the name-your-own-price five-game Humble Indie Bundle from last week? If you bought it then, you've probably already been notified that you're now entitled to six additional games. If you didn't, you can get all 11 games if you pay the average purchase price, which is currently $5.20. Any way you slice it, it's a colossal deal.