The TR Podcast 36: AMD's gimpy goodness, Microsoft retail, and the Athlon Neo


Plus: the latest in the netbook world, lawsuits against Microsoft, and more
— 7:00 PM on February 22, 2009

Date: Feb 22, 2009
Time: 1:22:32

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Matt Butrovich

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Show notes
This week, Scott joins us to talk about netbooks, new triple-core Phenoms, and his recent trip to AMD Austin, where he got a chance to see six-core Opterons and HP's new Athlon Neo-powered laptop. Scott signs off for the second half of the show, and Matt Butrovich returns by popular demand for a round-table discussion about lawsuits, future Microsoft retail outlets, his new MacBook, and Newegg's shipping policies.

Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - jdrake@techreport.com

Tech discussion:

    Dell prepares to ship 10-inch Inspiron Mini 10 (0:01:30)- Read more

    8.9-inch Eee PCs to disappear this year (0:09:28)- Read more

    Scott gets a look at the new HP Pavillion dv2, which includes an AMD Athlon Neo (0:13:30)

    AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors (0:20:26)- Read more

    AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo (0:32:44)- Read more

    AMD: Fab spin-off will be complete by March 2 (0:42:11)- Read more

    Matt talks about this new MacBook and light box (0:49:39)

    Vista Capable suit loses class-action status (0:55:13)- Read more

    Microsoft sued over XP downgrade prices (0:58:55)- Read more

    Get ready for Microsoft retail stores (1:01:49)- Read more

    Nvidia, Intel fight over chipset licensing (1:11:50)- Read more

    What the heck is Egg Saver Shipping? (1:14:46)- Read more

That's all, folks! Check back on February 28 for the next TR podcast.
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