The TR Podcast 53: Windows 7 arrives, tiny P55 boards, and Borderlands


Plus Cyril's new keyboard, new Radeons, and more
— 6:59 PM on October 25, 2009

The Tech Report Podcast Date: October 25th, 2009
Time: 1:09:25

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gassior

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Sponsored by MSI. Be sure to check out our review of the MSI P55-GD65 motherboard, which earned TR's Recommended award.

Show notes
This technical potpourri of an episode starts with the official Windows 7 launch, as the gang discusses pricing, and Jordan remains alone in his hopes for an entertaining Windows 7-sponsored Family Guy episode... very alone. Moving on to gaming, Mass Effect 2 is looking good, World of Goo is selling for just $2 a copy, and Borderlands gets the pre-PC-launch review treatment from Scott.

After several weeks of anticipation, Geoff also shares his thoughts on two MicroATX Intel P55 motherboards—both compact yet surprisingly feature-packed little offerings. Finally, Scott gives us the scoop on the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750, Cyril joins Jordan as a fan of Apple's aluminum keyboard, and we close with some Intel financial news.

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Tech discussion:

    Windows 7 is out (0:01:15)- Read more

    Sponsored Family Guy special to pimp Windows 7 (0:07:00)- Read more

    Mass Effect 2 reaching PCs, 360s on January 26 (0:10:46)- Read more

    World of Goo sale lets customers name their price (0:12:16)- Read more

    Borderlands goes gold - Scott gives us a pre-launch PC review (0:18:15)- Read more

    Gigabyte's GA-P55M-UD4 and MSI's P55M-GD45 motherboards compared (0:31:44)- Read more - Antec's Mini P180

    AMD's Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 graphics cards (0:44:17)- Read more

    Apple's aluminum keyboard (0:56:00)- Read more

    3.2GHz Core i7-960 appears in Intel price list (1:01:43)- Read more

    Intel posts 'strongest second-to-third-quarter growth in over 30 years' (1:03:20)- Read more

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