The TR Podcast 59: Optimus Prime, the iPad, and a podcast exclusive

Plus our latest system guide, Nvidia's next GPU, and more
— 10:26 PM on February 28, 2010

The Tech Report Podcast Date: February 28, 2010
Time: 1:17:28

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, and Geoff Gasior

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Show notes
We start this episode with a panel discussion of Apple's iPad. Scott, Geoff, and Cyril voice criticisms about the device, while Jordan makes his case for the iPad succeeding as an everyman consumer tablet. Moving on to PC hardware, we cover a variety of news surrounding Nvidia's upcoming GF100 graphics processor, not to mention the company's latest switchable graphics technology, a.k.a. Optimus.

Scott goes on to deliver an exclusive podcast preview of his Radeon HD 5830 article, which should pop up on the website this week. Finally, our editors explain the new CPU picks, price hikes, and component tweaks from our latest system guide.

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Tech discussion:

    Apple iPad - roundtable discussion (0:01:35)- Read more

    Nvidia GF100 news roundup (0:30:10)- Read more - And more - Even more

    Nvidia brings Optimus switchable graphics to notebooks (0:42:00)- Read more

    Exclusive podcast preview of Radeon HD5830 (0:53:46)

    TR's March 2010 system guide (1:06:24)- Read more

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