The TR Podcast 50: Lynnfield arrives, the future of storage, and next-gen gaming

Plus one last look at Windows 7, iPods and Zunes, SwiMP3, and more
— 9:00 PM on September 13, 2009

The Tech Report Podcast Date: September 13, 2009
Time: 1:29:35

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski
Special guest: Loyd Case

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Show notes
We kick off this milestone episode by introducing Loyd Case for his second appearance on the TR Podcast. Loyd starts us right off with his impressions of AMD's Eyefinity hexa-monitor gaming technology, which Scott also wrote about earlier this week. Then, Cyril talks about his desktop-centric review of Windows 7, and our panelists chip in with their feelings on Microsoft's upcoming operating system. Moving into the world of sports—something we rarely do—Geoff gives us the skinny on the SwiMP3 underwater MP3 player.

From there, we transition right into the meat of the episode by addressing Intel's new Core i5 and Core i7-800 processors and the accompanying P55 Express chipset. Our panelists dissect the new platform, going over everything from new motherboard layout possibilities to power-efficiency and the future of the X58 platform. The remainder of the episode includes talk of Zunes and iPods, new CULV laptops, and the future of removable storage.

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Tech discussion:

    Eyefinity pushes over 24 million pixels with one next-gen Radeon (0:02:41)- Read more

    Windows 7: A desktop user's take (0:12:02)- Read more - Battery life story

    Swimming laps with Finis' SwiMP3 player (0:36:20)- Read more

    Intel's new CPUs and P55 Express Chipset (0:40:05)- CPUs - P55 Express Chipset

    Microsoft to kill off non-HD Zunes and Apple's new iPod lineup (1:07:21)- Zune - iPod

    Asus releases seven dual-core CULV laptops (1:15:28)- Read more

    Poll: The dominant removable storage medium in 2014 (1:20:51)- Read more

That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
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