The TR Podcast 93: A trifecta of tablets

Wherein we study the Eee Pad Transformer, iPad 2, and Galaxy Tab
— 7:25 PM on August 8, 2011

The Tech Report Podcast Date: August 8, 2011
Time: 1:22:41

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski, David Morgan


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With exception of a quick listener mail question, some CPU rumors to round off the episode, and a look at two clicky keyboards from Razor, this episode is mostly about three tablets we've been testing in our labs. Geoff kicks off the party with a look at the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, a budget-friendly tablet that has some nifty tricks up its sleeve. Then, Scott relates his impressions of the king tablet itself, the iPad 2, which has snared hours of gameplay and media consumption time from his whole family. Finally, our panel takes a quick sneak peek at Samsung's 10.1" Galaxy Tab.

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Listener mail:

Ivy Bridge socket compatibility? (0:53:85) - from Michael:

"Ivy Bridge, the 22nm successor to Intel's Sandy Bridge, should arrive within a matter of months. I hear rumors that Ivy Bridge will be compatible with a least SOME socket 1155 motherboards, but I am holding off building a gaming PC until I know for sure. Do you know the official compatibility story? And would it be worthwhile to refresh your handy System Guide to include that info when it becomes available? "

Tech discussion:

    Razer's BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards - (0:03:37) - Read more

    A month with Asus' Eee Pad Transformer - (0:07:57) - Read more

    Impressions from a few months with the iPad 2 - (0:26:46) - Read more

    A quick peek at the Samsung Galaxy Tab - (0:53:15)

    Report says Sandy Bridge-E won't be out before November - (1:05:56) - Read more

    Bulldozer-based Opterons rumored for September 26 - (1:12:32) - Read more

    Mass Zambezi shipments may not start until October - (1:13:57) - Read more

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

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