Last Friday, Brian Klug, Ian Cutress and myself took an hour to discuss a lot of what was on our minds lately. At a high level we discussed building a new Ivy Bridge PC, Brian's picks for best Android smartphones on the market today and even talked a bit about the next iPhone. Go a bit deeper and we had discussions about SSDs, the changing PC landscape, Haswell and much more. 

This marks our first ever official AnandTech podcast. The plan is to regularly do more of these and my hope is to be able to rope in all of the AnandTech writers to spend some time on the mic. We're getting an RSS feed for the podcast setup but for now here are direct links to the first episode (mp3 and m4a formats) as well as an embedded player here if you want to get started immediately. The total play time is just over 1 hour (01:01:05) and that will likely be our target going forward. As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. Let us know what you liked, hated and want to hear more of.


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  • bplewis24 - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    This is going to be awesome!
  • NitroWare - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    Dont forget K SKUs have some feature flags disabled in favour of the unlock.

    If you do the following apps : VPro, Virtualisation

    K part wont help, need the standard non suffix part. K sku has TXT and VTd disabled in favour of unlock

    Check Intel ARK for more details where you can compare feature flags

    Also despite SNB-E being old, in XEON Romley format its compelling as you get the full eight physical cores x 2 socket. Yes the clock sucks but for people like Brian they need moar power. COmbined with a WS board like the ASUS dual socket its compelling.

    ARS did a brand name workstation review recently.

    First time I have ever heard of Pentium II supposed to be a socket, yes PPro/Socket8 and its likely early prototypes were on socket 8 but wow.
  • iamkyle - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    Pip pip cheerio and all that what.

  • secretanchitman - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    awesome! i am absolutely pumped for this. my rotation of podcasts include the vergecast, the verge mobile podcast (the verge mobile show), and the engadget hd podcast. the anandtech podcast will round out my podcasts covering all the topics and extreme nerdery that the other dont/didnt!

    anand, you should consider putting the anandtech podcast on itunes and zune! so much easier to stream them on the go :)
  • fpsvash - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    Great podcast guys! Only thing I would change, as secretanchitman said, would be to add the podcast to iTunes.

    Keep up the superb work!
  • owbert - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    Great show!

    Show notes would be greatly appreciated. Say like Newegg links to products linked!
  • euskalzabe - Monday, August 13, 2012 - link

    It would be even better if you guys published this on the Zune Marketplace and iTunes! That way I could listen to it on my phone, otherwise there's no way to do it (other than syncing the file to the phone, and Zune software doesn't want to play nice with win8RP)...
  • EnzoFX - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    I just switched family plans to TMobile, bill is now almost half of what it was on ATT. TMobile seems to really be going after users through costs. They're even targeting people with ATT phones with their refarming of the 1900mhz spectrum that is supposed to be complete early next year. That means iPhones will work at 3G speeds at last heh.

    Anyways, they have value plans without phone discounts, so they're putting to practice unsubsidized model, which is great. You get the perks of a contract, like free mobile to mobile, at the prices of prepaid. Like the $30 walmart plan mentioned here. The value really kicks in with more lines however, though right now the 3,4,5, lines are free to add. I now see the convenience of not being at the mercy of their upgrade cycles, and I can buy a phone from any source I like. Unlimited data is $10 per line too! I'm hoping TMobile gets some momentum, hate to see them go away, competition is good, do not like where ATT and Verizon are heading.
  • Spivonious - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    I'm on the T-Mobile prepaid and use roughly $10 per month. If you don't need data (and really, most stores have free wi-fi these days), it's a great option.
  • radium69 - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    Would like to see a video podcast, I think it's a nice way of keep listening especially if it is one hour. I really liked the videos from anand. We are still human and not robots so mistakes can happen. But I'd take that for granted because you guys put a lot of effort into this!

    Keep up the good work!

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