Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC

  • Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC
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Based on 20 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Super compact.
  • Can play 1080p video easily.
  • ION 2 with GT218 and 512MB memory good enough for casual gaming.

Cons:

  • No USB 3.0.
  • No optical out.

Expert reviews and ratings

By InsideHW on -

PCs in miniature enclosures are nothing new. However, when this enclosure is merely two centimetres thick, and the graphics card in the PC NVIDIA’s ION 2, what is your first thought? This might just be the new ideal candidate for the living room...

By ITP.net on 100

An ultra-compact nettop that packs enough firepower to tackle everyday apps and games....

By Channel News Australia on 70

As media players go, this one has a lot of style, and an obvious appeal as a home theatre PC. The Sapphire Edge HD Mini PC has compact dimensions and has been billed as the smallest PC in the world. But can it stand up against the big boys as a media...

By Smarthouse on 70

Key Features * 1080P HD video playback * Built in WiFi & Ethernet * HDMI * Dual Core processorBilled as "the smallest PC in the world" it actually isn't (that title goes to the Anders fit-PC2), but what it is hugely compelling. At 193 x...

By LanOC Reviews on 100

The Edge HD is impressive on multiple levels. I brought it along with me to our LAN this past weekend and while it was sitting on the registration table we had countless people come up and ask about it. That was simply because of its size; even...

By TechRadar on 60

Back in 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon E Moore proposed that the number of chips that could be placed on an integrated circuit would double every two years thanks to shrinking manufacturing processes. This effectively doubles the speed of processors,...

By XSReviews on -

The Sapphire Edge is a damn impressive little machine. It’s massively compact which allows it to be moved around the house with ease, taken with you or simply used as a bit of a technological ornament considering its pose. It managed to handle...

By itreviews.com on 60

If you're looking for an ultra-small PC, Sapphire's EDGE-HD will undoubtedly appeal. Its simple-yet-attractive design impresses, and the inclusion of an HDMI output makes it perfect for use as a home theatre PC. However, you're clearly...

By techPowerUp! on 90

The Sapphire Edge-HD shows us what the next generation of NVIDIA ION chipsets is capable of. Overall dimensions have become even smaller, noise level has been reduced, while overall performance and power efficiency increased. The Sapphire Edge-HD will...

By Bright Side of News on -

Extremes are controversial; it seems to be a fact of life. Whenever anything steps too far outside the bounds of accepted standards or common practice it generally faces much greater scrutiny than those that choose to play within the boundaries. The...

By RegHardware on 65

Super small and quiet, there’s plenty to like about Sapphire’s miniature Edge-HD, but I think it’s over priced. The entry-level Dell Zino HD 410, for example, is just £50 more expensive and comes with a faster AMD II X2 V160...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Tiny, silent and with reasonable performance, but Zotac's Zbox is better value....

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Over the last 12 months we've reviewed countless media players. Some have been more successful than others, notably the and while other high profile attempts have left us . For all their advancement there remains a line of thought that none...

By Kitguru.net on 85

A fantastic media system, or low powered PC for the house. Its silent, demands very little power. You won’t even know its...

By PC Pro on 50

Aside from its size it's unremarkable and, thanks to its lack of OS, not as good value as it might look...

By HEXUS.net on 80

In its barest form, Sapphire's EDGE-HD PC is an Intel Atom (CPU) and NVIDIA ION 2 (GPU)-powered nettop that's presented in a nice-looking chassis. Wonderfully small in size - barely larger than a Blu-ray case - and lovely and quiet at all times,...

By TechwareLabs on -

If it doesn’t glitter is it still gold?: In the world of audio video the holy grail is a box that can handle all your media content and have full access to web content. Fortunately Sapphire has released just such a grail, the Edge-HD which has the...

By Motherboards.org on -

Small, inexpensive computers have become the new “In” thing with computer users. For most computer users the high-end desktop with up to four graphics cards, a 6-core Intel CPU and a X58 motherboard is overkill. In this day and age where...

By Pureoverclock on -

As multimedia technologies and uses become more prolific and part of our daily lives, consumers are looking for products that fill more than one role. Historically, small motherboards with integrated chips and graphics have typically been, well,...

By Bjorn3D on 80

The Intel Atom processor paired with NVIDIA ION graphics is an ideal combination for those who want a small and light system that consumes little power and has a bit of oomph on the GPU. Granted, the cannot play Crysis and Metro 2033 or doing heavy...