Sapphire Edge VS8 mini-PC
The Sapphire Edge VS8 ships with AMD’s quad-core A8-4555M clocked at 1.6GHz, 4GB of DDR3 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7600G graphics and 500GB of storage. The VS8 also sports a microSD card slot, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 3.0.
HD ready (1080p, 1440p, 1600p).
Great 3D performance for a Mini PC.
Keeps cool under stressful scenarios.
HDMI, DVI, and optical.
Two USB 3.0 ports in front.
Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.
No input device included.
Cooling is noticeable in terms of noise level at load.
Lacks IR Receiver and Remote.
Drivers and software should come on a USB drive or SD card, not CD/DVDs.
By TechSpot on April 23, 2013
The idea of shrinking hardware hasn't been overlooked by manufacturers as several are now feature space-saving designs based on mobile hardware. Such is the case with Sapphire's new Edge VS8 mini-PC powered by AMD's A8 APU.80
By TechSpot on April 23, 2013
While full-sized desktop computers are still around, tablets and smartphones have proven that technology has come far enough to essentially cram a fully capable computer into a space that is suitable for your pants pocket, a purse, or a small backpack....80
By Expert Reviews on February 07, 2014
This mini PC has a versatile selection of ports, but its sluggish performance will be a turn off for...60
By Maximum PC on September 24, 2013
Considering how poorly AMD's A-series APU did in our Budget Builds story, you'd think that type of chip would be outclassed by its AM3+ siblings and Intel's crew in all scenarios. But, while that's true in the case of big desktops, when...80
By PCAdvisor on April 11, 2013
The Edge VS8 delivers somewhat unimpressive general performance, but really comes into its own with multimedia and gaming where it can outclass the competition. A good set of connectivity options is provided, along with a roomy 500GB hard drive. It can function well as a stand-alone family entertainment hub and is available at a very low price.80
By RealWorldLabs on April 04, 2013
Overall, the VS8 is one of the nicest MiniPCs I have tested,and while I did have a few issues I have no doubt they will be fixed. When we spoke in the beginning of the article we said pricing was set at 500$ USD, this puts the Sapphire in favor with units of similar performance such as the ZBOX ID83 Plus.80
By Real World Labs on April 04, 2013
Looking first at the build quality and aestectics of the Sapphire EDGE VS8, there isn't much to fault them on,the exterior of the VS8 has a rubber texture that feels like it may add some sort of durability to the unit. However,while the inclusion of...-
By GadgetReview on March 12, 2013
For less than $500 this is a dynamite product. It’s super small and packs more premium features than you might believe for such an affordable desktop.80
By TechPowerUp on March 11, 2013
Those worried about what Sapphire could install within the full system should grab the barebone unit with an SSD and their choice of memory. With such a configuration, the VS8 will not only manage to impress in3D applications and games, but also in everyday use.94
By techPowerUp! on March 11, 2013
The Sapphire Edge VS8 may cost a bit more than most other units, but it offers an excellent price to performance ratio. The other comparable unit would be the brand new ID83 from Zotac. It costs around 10% more and offers a dual-core CPU with Intel...94