HP Envy 14, Envy 17, and new EliteBooks leak onto the scene

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The tap that keeps on leaking has inadvertently let loose an internal notebook index document that corroborates earlier rumblings of a forthcoming Envy 14. Sourced from HPs Korean site, this little ditty reveals Envy 14 and Envy 17 models, which both tick the HP external USB DVD Drive category, bringing up the intriguing possibility of a 17-inch laptop without an integrated optical drive. The bigger machine is also listed alongside new 6- and 9-cell battery packs, but other internal specs remain unknown. In other news, successors to the Elitebook 2730p tablet, 2530p ultraportable and 8730w desktop replacement have been spotted, with 16:9 display ratios on the smaller machines and 16:10 on the 17-inch workstation. Hit the read link for more details, and keep it locked to the Engadget channel when CES hits in a few days time, when a lot of these sketchy leaks will be replaced by exhaustive spec sheets and full-color, in-the-metal photography.

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Brandos USB 3.0-to-SATA adapter gives any old HDD those SuperSpeed powers

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Oh, Brando how we do love thee. Be it random accessories we dont need at all or legitimate peripherals that make our lives all that much easier, youre always there steadfastly waiting for us to fall in love over and over again. Mushiness aside, the outfits new USB 3.0-to-SATA adapter is indeed one of those remarkably useful devices, enabling any old SATA hard drive to be accessed externally at USB 3.0 speeds. Essentially, this is the pocket-friendly version of Sharkoons latest SATA QuickPort, but rather than forcing you to carry around a dock, this simple dongle travels easy and plugs directly into the port-laden side of your spare HDD. Granted, youll need a USB 3.0-enabled PC or expansion card in order to take advantage of the additional speed, but for $48, this looks to be an excellent excuse to get that dusty, unused drive of yours back into service.

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MSI Wind Top AE2220 unboxing and impressions

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In the land of netbooks and nettops, the tried-and-true all-in-one PC still has a place in this world yet. MSI is living proof of that, with its 21.5-inch Wind Top AE2220 bringing Windows 7, multitouch and an eye-pleasing design to the collective masses. Said machine just started shipping to consumers at the tail end of last month, and weve been fortunate enough to spend a few weeks tinkering with one of the most cost effective AIO options on the market right now. Thankfully for those who enjoy doing anything with relative speed, MSI overlooked the Atom range and went straight for the Core 2 Duo lineup, and for those with a bit of extra coin to spend, theres even an optional TV tuner and Blu-ray drive. Care to see how we felt about this touch-friendly rig after some extended play time? Read on to find out.

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MSI Wind Top AE2220 unboxing and impressions originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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DoDoNAs S-100 mp3 player doesnt need no stinkin ergonomics

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Clearly, skinny jeans arent yet as popular in Korea as they are in Western lands. For if they were, wed never see chunky cube-shaped players like this S-100 here, and the world would definitely be poorer for it. Taking its design cues from the mesmerizing Mintpass Cube, with a smidgen of old school iPod buttonry, this device boasts a 1.1-inch OLED display, FM radio, built-in speaker, voice recording, and a slightly pedestrian 4GB of integrated memory. No, its not exactly sterling value at nearly $170, but we have the suspicion that the S-100 was never targeted at the unimpulsive analytical types anyway.

DoDoNAs S-100 mp3 player doesnt need no stinkin ergonomics originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:18:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Googles Chrome OS-based netbook specs leak out, look good

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Weve already seen that early builds of Googles Chromium OS can be hacked onto existing machines, but those Chrome OS netbooks that the software giant has planned for next year have remained curiously elusive until now. According to both IBTimes and Netbook News, the company is in talks with a number of outfits in order to bring at least a few sub-$300 options to the market that are well suited to power through its first non-mobile operating system. For starters, were told that the 10.1-inch machine will be ARM-based, while NVIDIAs Tegra platform (likely the second generation) steers the graphical ship. Theres also promise of a multitouch panel (1,280 x 720 resolution), 64GB SSD, WiFi, 2GB of RAM, integrated 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, an Ethernet jack, an undisclosed amount of USB sockets, webcam, 3.5mm audio jack, a multi-card reader, a 4- or 6-cell battery and optional GPS. Wilder still, a $200 configuration could very well pop up, and it looks as if (at least initially) Google will sell the device(s) directly through its own website much like Fusion Garage has done with the Joojoo tablet. Course, itll still take some arm twisting to get the low-end crowd to try anything not labeled Windows, but if anyone can do it, its the company that inexplicably kept Gmail in beta for over five years.

Googles Chrome OS-based netbook specs leak out, look good originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Dec 2009 07:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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NVIDIA Fermi pushed back to March, ATI prepping midrange refresh for early Q1?

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Considering the present date, its no longer a mystery that Fermi wont be seeing the glaring lights of store shelves this year, but now DigiTimes reports that the delay might be even longer than feared. Sources from within board manufacturers have been informed by NVIDIA that the launch of the 40nm GPU will be pushed back to March 2010. Though NVIDIAs flagship DirectX 11 card has yet to get out of the starting blocks, ATI already the proud papa of a litter of DX 11 parts is said to be preparing a renewed onslaught on the mainstream market with two new releases slated for late January or early February. The HD 5670 (Redwood) and HD 5450 (Cedar) will slot in alongside the unannounced HD 5570 and HD 5350 to flesh out the lower and middle portions of ATIs Evergreen refresh. So thats one whole family of DirectX 11 parts from ATI, and one long wait from NVIDIA.

NVIDIA Fermi pushed back to March, ATI prepping midrange refresh for early Q1? originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Dec 2009 07:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nexus One Bluetooth desktop dock clears the FCC, car clip spotted in the wilds

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The slow steady drip of details from the yet to be announced Nexus One continues today with a pair of accessories for the HTC / Google mashup. Above weve got a wireframe of the portrait-mode Desktop Dock to be known as model CR B410. Whats unusual here is the inclusion of Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR in the dock when the Nexus One is already Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR capable. After all, weve heard that the handset includes a docking connector at its base so what additional functionality would the second Bluetooth radio provide? That mystery aside, the FCC test report also shows a configuration where the dock is tethered via an AV-jack to a DVD player to help pull your multimedia off the slate and into the living room. Weve also grabbed a shot of the Nexus One navigating inside a car with the help of a dashboard clip mount check it after the break along side a few more FCC pics.

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Nexus One Bluetooth desktop dock clears the FCC, car clip spotted in the wilds

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The slow steady drip of details from the yet to be announced Nexus One continues today with a pair of accessories for the HTC / Google mashup. Above weve got a wireframe of the portrait-mode Desktop Dock to be known as model CR B410. Whats unusual here is the inclusion of Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR in the dock when the Nexus One is already Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR capable. After all, weve heard that the handset includes a docking connector at its base so what additional functionality would the second Bluetooth radio provide? That mystery aside, the FCC test report also shows a configuration where the dock is tethered via an AV-jack to a DVD player to help pull your multimedia off the slate and into the living room. Weve also grabbed a shot of the Nexus One navigating inside a car with the help of a dashboard clip mount check it after the break along side a few more FCC pics.

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Archos 5 says hello, goodbye to Android 1.6

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It would seem somebody over at Archos HQ was sipping a little too much of the Chardonnay over the holidays, as the companys latest firmware update for the 5-inch Internet Tablet has suffered something of a false start. Intended to bring the onboard Android up to the civilized ways of version 1.6 and to fix a few outstanding bugs, the update has been yanked due to the above last-minute major issue. Mind you, when the non-toxic version does hit, you should still be wary it appears the latest firmware disables the hack that allowed users to re-install some Google apps missing from the default software on the device. Ah well, a shambling but active updating regimen is better than none at all.

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Notion Inks Adam gets a name, June 2010 release

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Well, the first bit of news here is immediately apparent the heretofore untitled tablet device coming out of India has now been given the name of Adam. After ruffling a few feathers a week ago with its extremely ambitious battery life projections and admittedly mouthwatering Tegra plus Pixel Qi combo, Notion Ink is back with more details on the project. We understand the company is now discussing 3G testing with Indian and US operators (its 3G bands are compatible with AT&Ts networks), and theres also a planned landing date in June. Cant say were too excited about a launch six months from now other Pixel Qi devices may well beat the Adam to market but theres also the pleasantly small matter of the price, which in this case is projected to be an aggressively low 15,000 rupees (about $321). CrunchPad part deux? Only time will tell.

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Notion Inks Adam gets a name, June 2010 release originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Dec 2009 05:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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