On Monday this week I was invited onto the Vector podcast, one of the popular Apple-focused podcasts, run by iMore’s Rene Ritchie. In the podcast we discuss Intel’s product portfolio relating to Apple’s new MacBook Pro line of products, as well as the issues that come with thermal design limits, decisions in that design, how to benchmark, what benchmarks mean, and how the tools we sometimes use for testing are black boxes. The idea was to shed some light onto the recent reports of the newest MBP devices potentially throttling under various scenarios (Ryan currently has our review unit, and will be digging into this in our coverage).

The Vector podcast is a bit more casual than our usual AnandTech podcasts, focusing more on use cases and markets than the deep technical points I usually make, but it was good fun to speak to Rene and hopefully provide a viewpoint from this side of the fence about OEM decisions, be they Apple, Dell, MSI, or other small device manufacturers. This actually plays a lot into content that Brett and I published several years ago when Intel first released Core M. We might go into the issue a lot deeper in our own podcast at some point in the future.

The Podcast can be found on iTunes or through Overcast.fm.

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  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - link

    This is a cool compromise to getting that AT podcast fix without requiring a bunch of heavy lifting from the AT team.
  • sir_pece - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - link

    Great conversation, I appreciate it a lot. I think it nicely describe current love/hate relationship between some groups of content creators and Apple. I’m in video business and sometimes I’m searching days or weeks for alternatives, but then I’m always excited when I actually realize how effective and reliable Apple’s ecosystem is (from codecs, hardware, to software). Let’s face it; there is no perfect thing in the world. For instance, if Apple would let us change the battery in laptop … that would be almost gaudy ☺
  • kliend - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - link

    Awesome podcast!

    Keep up the great work Anandtech!
  • Arbie - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - link

    Personally, I have no time for podcasts. I can scan a written article at any level I feel like. Just sayin'.
  • BillBear - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - link

    I always appreciate podcasts like the native ones they do here where they provide a list of topics they cover and at what time, so you can skip to the topics you're interested in.
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, July 27, 2018 - link

    Glad that they do add the times.
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, July 27, 2018 - link

    I do agree. You can easily just read what you want instead of searching through a 10 min video. Or you have a 7 min video on one topic and all you want to hear are the details that would take 34 seconds.

    But... video is the future... filled with adverts.
  • Androidblue - Sunday, March 8, 2020 - link

    Really good podcast!. especially i like it
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