The TR Podcast 89: A case-load of Computex


Plus Windows 8 and iOS 5, Duke disappoints, Wii U?!? and more
— 11:18 PM on June 14, 2011

The Tech Report Podcast Date: June 14th, 2011
Time: 1:34:26

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Panelists: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior, and David Morgan

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Show notes
We have lots to cover in this episode of the TR Podcast. Geoff is back from Computex with a slew of stories, sneak peeks, and new products for us to geek out about. The highlights of our Computex unpacking include Noctua's "better" 120-mm fan, the rising trend of white computer cases, and new notebooks and platforms from Intel that combine speed, portability, and affordability in very exciting ways.

Moving on from Computex, we welcome guest podcaster and TR reviewer David Morgan, who details his review of the NZXT H2 mid-tower enclosure. We also analyze the new Wii U gaming console and bemoan a disappointing Duke Nukem demo. Finally, it's the newest from Microsoft and Apple when we dive into Windows 8 and Apple's iOS 5 and iCloud.

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Tech discussion:

    Asus shows ultra-thin notebook, Eee PC at Computex (0:02:55)- Read more

    Intel's mobile roadmap: Ultrabooks, better Atoms (0:06:12)- Read more

    X79, Llano motherboards break cover at Computex (0:15:34)- Read more

    AMD reanimates FX brand for Bulldozer platforms (0:19:23)- Read more

    AMD E-450 chip seen on Computex show floor (0:26:38)- Read more

    Virtu goes Universal, tackles vsync (0:27:24)- Read more

    RevoDrive Hybrid combines SSD, HDD on a single PCIe card (0:30:50)- Read more

    Noctua builds a better 120-mm fan (0:34:20)- Read more

    Cases at Computex (0:38:11)

      Corsair rolls out a pair of new cases priced at $99, $139 - Read more

      White is the new black for PC enclosures - Read more

    Motherboards and their owners (0:46:19)- Read more

    NZXT's H2 mid-tower enclosure (0:50:30)- Read more

    Strange new Wii U console has AMD graphics (1:03:32)- Read more

    Duke Forever demo goes live... for a lucky few (1:06:38)- Read more

    Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface (1:12:46)- Read more

    Steve Jobs dazzles developers with new OSes, iCloud (1:17:41)- Read more

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

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