The TR Podcast 108: Take three tablets and call Dr. Kepler in the morning

Plus ice cream sandwiches and listener mail

The Tech Report Podcast Date: March 25, 2012
Time: 1:40:11

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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


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After a fresh helping of listener mail, Scott gives us his hands-on impressions of the new iPad. We discuss the brilliant new display, the size and weight differences from the iPad 2, and how this newest revision positions Apple in the tablet market. Then, we take a look at Ice Cream Sandwich running on Asus's Transformer tablets, and we examine Cyril's review of the half-tablet, half-smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note. Finally, Scott gives us the ins and outs of the impressive new GeForce GTX 680 from Nvidia.

Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. -

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Listener mail/tweets:

Ivy Bridge RAM speed?(0:01:21) - from Pete:

"Thanks for answering my questions on last podcast. It really additional, the crew did not indicate what the default RAM speed of Ivy bridge would be. With RAM prices so low, I'd like to get that now if I can. In a recent article I read it will overclock RAM up to 2800, but I have seen little to nothing on the interwebs about the default speed. Thanks again, Pete in Maryland.quot;

SSD selection (0:03:08) - from JMC:

"Wanted thoughts about putting SSD on Sata 3G -intel with TRIM or Sata 6G -Marvel probably no TRIM. Crucial M4 Adrenaline cache SSD 50GB Plugged into ASUS U3S6 add in card. Marvel 9123 Sata 6 controller. From what I've read it is a real mess about if the Marvel chip 9123 and driver (newest) support TRIM or not. W7-64 trim ready. Thanks"

Tech discussion:

    The new iPad (3rd-gen) has arrived - (0:04:28) - Read more

    Asus' Transformer tablets share an Ice Cream Sandwich - (0:20:28) - Read more

    Life with Samsung's Galaxy Note - (0:34:08) - Read more

    Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 graphics processor - (0:48:20) - Read more

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

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