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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  • 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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  • samirsshah - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    video, video, video. Even if it is talking heads. Reply
  • tipoo - Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - link

    Agreed. Reply
  • prdola0 - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    This is a great idea. I downloaded the podcast and listened to it while on my way to work. It's much easier to listen while traveling than to read.

    I have just one wish - would it be possible not to include Apple stuff in the future? Not trying to hate on Apple, but there is lots of Apple articles on the net already, but only one site, where I can get clever insights into technology and hardware - AnandTech. So instead of the time used for Apple stuff, for me, it'd be nice to have more of your traditional content.
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  • Peanutsrevenge - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    I disagree about the Apple stuff.
    I'm an Apple hater and read news in varying places, but Anandtech is the MAJOR site that I trust and respect. I'd rather they talk about everything, if it's about stuff I read about elsewhere, it helps me gauge the other sites knowledge and bias level.

    Besides, there are a lot of Apple users who might not frequent multiple sites.
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  • thebeastie - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    I love podcasts, and I am betting Anands will rock. Reply
  • MrCromulent - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    Wow, enormously high mp3 bitrate for a voice-only podcast. Not complaining, I appreciate it :) Please don't zip the mp4 file though... Reply
  • Tanclearas - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    Agree. I know you want to save bandwidth, and normally I am all about it, but zipping already compressed audio to save 1% ends up being more hassle than it's worth.

    If you really want to save bandwidth, take a long, hard look at your web site. Over 2MB for a web page?! THAT is where you really need to trim the fat.
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  • Fergy82 - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - link

    222kbps VBR mp3 is really overkill for anything especially voice. Reply
  • Mr Alpha - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    How about doing QA episodes? You could have some way for people to submit questions and then you could spend the occasional episode to answer dozen or so of the questions. Reply

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