52: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 26, 2012

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51: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 18, 2012In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Intel's new Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile and Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Desktop processors, the just released ASUS Transformer Pad 300 tablet, WD's VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive and we give contest details of our new giveaway (starting today!) where you could win one of two HOT 10-inch Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor...


Show Notes:
01:40 - Intel Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile Review
08:55 - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review
17:30 - ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review
21:03 - WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive
27:50 - NVIDIA & HotHardware Tegra 3 Giveaway Hints

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 12:26 PM

I agree W/Marco on 2 things most definitely raided 10k and 7200RPM drives are not very different especially for a third of the price point. As for the energy usage line with a device that does all a computer system does being under 50 watts that is incredible. Anyways great podcast guys as usual and I'm looking forward to the contest to as it has been a minute since we've had one.

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eunoia replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 3:25 PM

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...pending.

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Inspector replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 4:13 PM

Thanks for the video! make a subdomain to plus.hothardware.com :P

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:17 PM

Hmm.... good idea! :D

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Great broadcast as usual. From what I am hearing the Ivy Bridge chips have very concentrated heat spots and certain types of coolers work best.

Is there any truth to this assessment for your experience with the chip so far.

I really don't see the point for 10K drives anymore except for possibly in servers, with SSDs becoming cheaper the 10K drive is no longer needed. I really don't need a 1TB boot drive though if Max Pane 3 is any indication of the size of future games (needs 35GB of free space) we may soon.

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