Podcast #177 - Lenovo Portable Monitor, GTX580M vs HD6990M, Hard Drive prices spiking and more!

Subject: Editorial | November 3, 2011 - 05:44 PM |
Tagged: x79, podcast, nvidia, Intel, hd6990m, gtx580m, earnings, amd, 6990m, 580m

PC Perspective Podcast #177 - 11/03/2011

Join us this week as we talk about a Lenovo Portable Monitor, GTX580M vs HD6990M, Hard Drive prices spiking and more!

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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Josh Walrath, Jeremy Hellstrom, and Allyn Malvantano

This Podcast is brought to you by MSI Computer, and their all new Sandy Bridge Motherboards!

Program length: 1:06:02

Program Schedule:

  1. 0:00:28 Introduction
  2. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  3. http://pcper.com/podcast
  4. http://twitter.com/ryanshrout and http://twitter.com/pcper
  5. 0:01:17 Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 Portable Monitor Review: A Second Display for Road Warriors
  6. 0:03:42 Mobile GPU Comparison: GeForce GTX 580M and Radeon HD 6990M
  7. 0:16:50 iPhone 3GS / 4 / 4S Battery Life Testing - Putting the Conjecture to Rest
  8. 0:23:40 This Podcast is brought to you by MSI Computer, and their all new Sandy Bridge Motherboards!
  9. 0:24:30 AMD Reports Q3 2011 Results
  10. 0:31:35 Hard Drive Prices Spike on Thailand Flooding
  11. 0:39:40 Gigabyte brings Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi to their X79 boards
  12. 0:44:04 Video Perspective: AMD A8-3850 vs Core i3-2105 on Battlefield 3
  13. 0:47:10 Intel Releases Updated SSD Toolbox
  14. 0:51:15 NVIDIA Upgrading GTX 560 to 448 CUDA Cores?
  15. 0:55:15 Hardware / Software Pick of the Week
    1. Ryan: Not Steam Uninstaller
    2. Jeremy: Maxwell Technologies HSN-1000 Nuclear Event Detector < wait what?!?! :)  or http://ca.movember.com/mospace/1422966/ Movember
    3. Josh: Gettin cheeeap:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
    4. Allyn: Electricsheep pre-rendered screen saver 
  16. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  17. http://pcper.com/podcast   
  18. http://twitter.com/ryanshrout and http://twitter.com/pcper
  19. Closing



November 3, 2011 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Don't get used to it ... but the video was there before you could complain! :)

November 3, 2011 | 09:22 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

^ this.


November 4, 2011 | 02:55 AM - Posted by JSL

is it just me, or does anyone else find Jeremy without a beard is an odd sight to see... I just cant get used to it. heh

November 4, 2011 | 04:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah, he looks like he's 14.

November 4, 2011 | 03:34 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

No, you aren't the only one! ;)

November 5, 2011 | 12:21 PM - Posted by pdjblum


Just had to jump through multiple emails and a phone call to ocz before I could get an rma number from OCZ for an obviously bricked ssd. I will now avoid OCZ as I would the plague.

November 5, 2011 | 07:33 PM - Posted by Devil 2 U

Sorry to hear you lost your steam files. Steam backup is the normal way of doing this, but you still might have lost your demo files. This article show multiple way of going about it:

Speaking of bad tech support, I wrote off DLink years ago when they would not replace a dead router that had the words, "Lifetime warranty" on the box. The manual said this warranty was good as long as the original purchaser owned it. They said that their definition of lifetime was for their product and that since they had "end of life'd" the model, there was no longer a warranty. BS and a sure fire way to lose a customer for life.

On the other hand, I have had excellent support interactions with Logitech over the years. Their stuff is not built like a tank, but when it breaks, they do take care of you. Most of the time they just have you fax in your receipt and then they send you a new product. They even upgraded me when my 5.1 surround Z-680 sub went bad. Got a new Z-5500!

November 8, 2011 | 04:54 PM - Posted by Matt (not verified)

I'm an exploration Geologist, so I have to move my gaming computer about 8 times a month as I travel for work, so despite the fact that I'd get such better value for a desktop, I went for a gaming laptop so I can use the same machine all the time

November 8, 2011 | 11:56 PM - Posted by Pho3nix Sunn (not verified)

Josh here is your next pick of the week.


Enjoy !!

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