Hardware 9 - iPad, eReaders, and who has the brighter future, Intel or AMD?

Posted on 29th Jan 2010 at 16:57 by Podcast with 7 comments

The hardware podcast kicks off 2010 belatedly, but with over 55 minutes of hardcore hardware chat. Alex, Clive and Antony discuss everything the major since our last hardware pod in November 2009.

Intel's cancelled Larrabee, but launched the first CPUs with integrated graphics, but are there clouds on the horizon for x86?

Meanwhile, AMD has finally managed to make some cash, and while most of it is Intel's, behind the scenes things are looking up.

We also turn our attention towards the iPad. The lack of multi-tasking is an issue for some people in the pod, while others are more interested in the mystery CPU that lies beneath its flashy touchscreen exterior.

There's also our competition where you can win free games, and for the first time, we take questions live, during the recording, over Twitter.

Use the links below to listen to the podcast and be sure to subscribe in iTunes to make sure you don't miss any future casts! Oh, and let us know your thoughts in the forums.

As ever, thanks to Shure for the microphones and to Brad Sucks for the music.


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roblikesbeer 29th January 2010, 18:19 Quote
Hardcore hardware you say...?
dec 29th January 2010, 21:46 Quote
Thedarkrage 29th January 2010, 23:43 Quote
About time been waiting for this :)
wuyanxu 29th January 2010, 23:47 Quote
yay, another hardware podcast.

the ipad is a good device with very good power management on the A4 SoC. it's just the OS that's holding it back. im sure on iPhone OS 4, everything will be fine.

but then, if the A4 makes into an iPhone, i'd be the first one to get it as it will be awesome and actually have a use for it. (unlike the ipad)
l3v1ck 30th January 2010, 08:24 Quote
An excellent podcast lads.
I much prefer the hardware ones to the gaming ones.
jesusthemazu 8th February 2010, 15:18 Quote
how come more reviewers dont review video cards to say 1440x900 and up?

i have a 19 inch LCD and i think it plenty for me to game on.

every time i go to buy a new video card, i have to do extra homework just to see if i am wasting money on a top of the line 5xxx or whether i am not getting enough power.
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