The TR Podcast 97: Sweet spot SSDs and Amazon's new Kindles


Plus a slew of gaming stories, Asus' Llano laptop, and more...
— 1:07 AM on October 3, 2011

The Tech Report Podcast Date: October 2, 2011
Time: 1:31:12

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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

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In TR Podcast tradition, we kick off this episode with a lengthy round-table gaming discussion. Cyril relates his experiences with the Battlefield 3 beta and TrackMania 2, after which our panel goes over some of the more notable titles on the horizon, including Rage, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Modern Warfare 3.

Next, the panelists change gears and share their thoughts on Amazon's new Kindles—especially the Kindle Fire, which Scott believes will be a commercial success. We round out the episode with a look at Asus' big honkin' Llano notebook and a slew of new 120-128GB solid-state drives.

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