As we march towards our review of the iPhone 5 (and some other really cool stuff you'll be seeing later this month), episode 8 of our weekly podcast got pushed back a bit - but here it is. Ian shares some of his latest test data on reducing POST times for newer motherboards in anticipation of Windows 8. We recap some of the Haswell Architecture piece that went live last week. Vivek joins us to talk about the 2nd gen Razer Blade as well as his perspective on anodizing thin aluminum surfaces. Brian talks about the T-Mobile acquisition and new phones from HTC.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 8
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug, Vivek Gowri & Dr. Ian Cutress

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

Ian On Reducing POST Times - 00:02
Smartphone Boot Times - 00:10
The Haswell Architecture Article - 00:20
Virtualized Cellphone Base Stations - 00:30
2nd gen Razer Blade - 00:40
NGFF SSDs - 1:02
Need for SFF Upgradable DRAM - 1:07
New Kindles/Nook  - 1:14
T-Mobile Acquisition - 1:38
HTC One X+/One VX - 1:46
Vivek on Scuffgate - 1:51

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. Let us know what you liked, hated and want to hear more of.

Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • MFK - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    I saw a lot of other tech sites had fluff articles on AMD's Hondo announcement.

    Are you guys working on anything at all?
    Or is there nothing net new to cover?

    I'd love to get more details on what they've accomplished with that family.
  • Klug4Pres - Sunday, November 4, 2012 - link

    Where is Episode 9? Getting desperate, guys. The longer you wait, the better it will have to be.

    Release early; release often!
  • wharris1 - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    can't find in itunes/podcast app
  • phillyry - Monday, October 15, 2012 - link

    click the iTunes link to be redirected to the iTunes store.

    then after selecting and downloading the podcast episodes that you want and waiting for them to download (which may take a while depending on how many you are downloading simultaneously and your connection speed), you want to open up the Podcasts app on your iOS device. then click on the Library button in the top right. you should see it. if not hit the Podcasts button at the bottom (if you are in the Top Stations tab).
  • Peanutsrevenge - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    Seems it's been getting day later each week for the past few weeks, like you're building the anticipation (in me anyway).
  • andykins - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    I'd been having serious Anandtech podcast withdrawal symptoms - thank you! Loved it as usual. Can you guys not get these podcasts in Google Play?
  • ImSpartacus - Saturday, October 13, 2012 - link

    Yes, I also noticed that they had a full house and ran over time.

    In the future, might it be possible to do two slightly shorter podcasts with less then the full crew instead of one time-limited podcast with the everyone?

    I feel like this week's material could've been split into two ~90 minute podcasts as long as Mr. Klug was present to keep the banter flowing. Normally, I wouldn't enjoy listening to a technically minded person that talks as much as he does, but everyone that comes out of his mouth seems to be interesting. As long as Mr. Shimpi is there to make sure it doesn't turn into an engineering seminar or an acronym party, I think it would be fine to speak more thoroughly on certain topics.

    In addition multiple podcasts would help andykins and I with our addictions. :)
  • phillyry - Monday, October 15, 2012 - link

    ya. i've been counting the days since the last podcast as i wait for the next.

    keep it up guys! good casual tone with lots of highly technical details.
  • Steve_0 - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    Anand! Many thanks for the new podcast which I'm sure I'll enjoy, but still eagerly awaiting the iPhone 5 review. Seriously, think I've refreshed about a hundred times this week. Was close to just buying one, but apparently they're still out of stock everywhere in the uk :(
  • phillyry - Monday, October 15, 2012 - link

    Ya, I've been waiting for a full iPhone 5 review too.

    I'd also love to hear your guys opinions on the merits of the iPhone 5 as a primary use smartphone vs. the SGS3 and One X(+).

    Considering the OSs and the overall user experience.

    I'm personally on the iOS platform and considerations to switchers in either direction between Android-iOS would be great to hear from honest tech people with real-life experience using the devices, like you guys. If I'm hearing it right as you casually discuss during the podcasts, you each use an iPhone and either Nexus or One X. Does this sound right?

    Looking forward to Podcast 8.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now