Date: April 10, 2011
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior
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We're back with another episode of the podcast, which kicks off with listener mail concerning the iPad 2's competition (or lack thereof) and a new project from one of our loyal listeners. (Be sure to check out ssidbroadcast's new iOS game, Super Block Party.)
After listener mail, we spend a solid chunk of this episode going over our latest TR system guide, partially because of the return of Sandy Bridge... and because Jordan is planning to build himself a new PC. Scott and Geoff also discuss some of the readers' comments and objections related to the guide. After that, the panel switches gears and discusses a pair of new Radeon graphics cards, a dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook, and Geoff's latest solid-state drive review.
As mentioned above, this podcast is also tied to our latest giveaway, as part of which we're giving out an XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition. Head over to this page for more details.
Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - email@example.com
iPad 2 competitor - from Gabriel - (0:04:36):
"On the last episode, you talked about the iPad 2, what do you mean no one is competitive at that price point? I give you the Elocity A10, a tablet with great user suport, highly moddable, 10 inch screen, 4gb on board storage , dual 1ghz cortex A9 tegra2 CPU, microsd slot, hdmi slot, 1.3MP webcam - $450 at a high priced retailer. It's not that there aren't competitors, it's that they don't have $50 billion advertising budgets...this has been out a couple weeks now and IMHO runs circles around a ipad2. Minus the lame front video only camera...which serves no real use."
Check out my first iOS game! - from Cassidy a.k.a. ssidbroadcast - (0:15:38):
"Cassidy, a long time listener and reader, wrote to us to let us know about his first iOS game - check out Super Block Party!"
Is Android 3.0 a bust? (0:12:23)- Read more
TR's Spring 2011 system guide (0:20:18)- Read more
AMD's Radeon HD 6450 graphics card (0:43:06)- Read more
AMD's Radeon HD 6790 graphics card (0:54:58)- Read more
Asus' K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook (1:04:17)- Read more
Crucial confirms m4 SSD pricing (1:07:19)- Read more
Intel's 320 Series solid-state drive (1:07:54)- Read more
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
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