Podcast #225 - Intel's New Low Priced 240GB SSD, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Ultrabook, AMD ARM processors, and more!

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2012 - 03:04 PM |
Tagged: z77a-gd80, yoga 13, thunderbolt, podcast, pcper, msi, Lenovo, intel ssd, intel 335, Intel, Ideapad, asus, arm, amd

PC Perspective Podcast #225 - 11/01/2012

Join us this week as we talk about Intel's New Low Priced 240GB SSD, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Ultrabook, AMD ARM processors, and more!

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Hosts:Ryan Shrout, Jeremy Hellstrom, Allyn Malventano, and Chris Barbere

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Program length: 1:10:09

Podcast topics of discussion:

  1. Week in Reviews:
    1. 0:01:40 The Windows You Love is Gone
    2. 0:07:30 Intel SSD 335 Series 240GB Full Review - Intel's first 20nm SSD
    3. 0:15:30 MSI Z77A-GD80 with Thunderbolt Motherboard Review
    4. 0:20:20 Video Perspective: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Windows 8 Ultrabook Preview
  2. 0:29:22 This Podcast is brought to you by MSI!
  3. News items of interest:
    1. 0:30:35 Corsair Announces new products
      1. Corsair Announces Vengeance MM200 and MM400 gaming mouse mats
      2. Corsair Announces Updated Hydro Series H60 and New Hydro Series H55
    2. 0:36:10 ASUS Launches Line of VivoBook Laptops Running Windows 8
      1. Asus Zenbook Refresh Introduces Several New Ultrabooks
    3. 0:42:05 How to Build a PC with Windows 8 - PC Perspective Live!
    4. 0:43:50 Microsoft Giving Away Free Media Center Keys For Windows 8
    5. 0:46:30 ASRock Launches Extreme6/TB4 Motherboard With Two Thunderbolt Ports
    6. 0:47:30 AMD Announces It Will Build 64-bit ARM Processors for Server Markets
    7. 0:53:15 Intel Wants To See 48-Core Processors In Future Smartphones
    8. 0:56:30 NZXT Unleashes the Kraken -- World's first all-in-one 140mm & 280mm liquid-cooler
  4. Closing:
    1. 1:00:20 Hardware / Software Pick of the Week
      1. Ryan: Symphony on Steam - Free Keys to Give Away!!
      2. Jeremy: Grab media centre, even if you don't plan on getting Win 8 yet
      3. Allyn: Start8 - for you Windows 8 users
      4. Chris: MechWarrior Online
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November 1, 2012 | 05:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Here is a low power 2 ARM + 64 RISC core project funded on Kickstarter that will be on the market in 2013 Open Source SDK Multicore co-processor "the Poor man's Xeon Phi"


November 2, 2012 | 08:36 PM - Posted by JOE_E

pcper, ive got a question. what days and time do you usually do these live streams? id like to join in.

November 2, 2012 | 08:41 PM - Posted by JOE_E

heh nevermind i found it.

November 3, 2012 | 03:41 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

Great podcast as always! I appreciate the varied news!

Couple comments on cores/bits --

ARM64 is just as much about performance as it is memory scalability. The original ARM 32-bit chip is almost as old as x86, and ARM 64-bit adds a lot of beef around the memory register area which should help alleviate bottlenecks in the 32-bit architecture.

# of Cores -- Not so sure Intel/AMD/ARM are moving too quickly to multiple cores. We didn't really see dual core desktop/laptop chips until ~ 2005. If you built (for example) a dual socket Pentium 1 or MMX system back 8-9 years earlier you'd definitely notice a much smoother OS due to background processes having a place to go.

On the mobile devices, if they were a little more performance oriented such that 2 cores really ramped to appreciably higher frequencies than 4 cores (unlike Tegra 3), and the OS would resist temptation to activate core #3 when 2 faster cores would perform best, you could have the best of both worlds with 4 core silicon, especially given that even a performance oriented ARM core won't be that large since it has to be engineered for low wattage, and low wattage usually means you can't have too many transistors flipping..

November 5, 2012 | 09:13 PM - Posted by Eric Collyer (not verified)

With regards to the IdeaPad Yoga. I agree with being wary about using the computer in tablet mode. This does expose the keyboard. But they have an OEM case thats "second use case" solves this very problem. Check it out in their vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVRt5KhRh_M
The second use case starts at about 8:44 in. I think they have done a great job with this convertible.

July 2, 2013 | 08:12 AM - Posted by Kathysm (not verified)

I owe ideapad from Lenovo, how can it be used for creating podcast?
My site

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