The TR Podcast 114: Gigahertz graphics and high-def tablets

Plus storage prices, a disappointing GPU, and more
— 11:23 PM on July 1, 2012

The Tech Report Podcast Date: July 1, 2012
Time: 1:23:01

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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


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We kick off this pre-holiday podcast with a couple of GPU reviews. Scott joins us to discuss AMD's new Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition—before returning to his family, which includes the newborn Wasson progeny, William Thomas Wasson. Cyril chimes in with his take on Nvidia's GeForce GT 640.

Moving on, we discuss tablet announcements from Microsoft and Google, and we talk about Geoff's experience with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, which he compared with the new iPad from Apple. Last, but not least, Geoff gives us the scoop on recent trends in solid-state and mechanical storage pricing.

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Tech discussion:

    Say hello to the new Wasson - (0:00:49) - Read more

    AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition - (0:02:29) - Read more

    Nvidia's GeForce GT 640 graphics card - (0:22:00) - Read more

    Microsoft unveils ARM-, Intel-powered tablets - (0:35:09) - Read more

    Google's $199 tablet is official; you can pre-order one now - (0:45:09) - Read more

    Asus' Transformer Pad Infinity tablet - (0:52:22) - Read more

    SSD prices in steady, substantial decline - (1:12:12) - Read more

    The post-flood decline of hard drive prices is slowing - (1:14:58) - Read more

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

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