If, like us, you have a passion for miniature computing, then today’s review is going to get you moist. AMD’s biggest partner Sapphire have decided to branch out into the ‘system building’ enthusiast sector and have created the new EDGE-HD Mini PC with the shock revelation that the internal hardware is based around Intel and Nvidia components.
The Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC is released as the world’s smallest PC measuring just 193mm x 148 mm x 22mm (WxDxH) and weighing in at 575g.
These diminutive dimensions means that some compromises have to be made, with some connectivity getting the axe.
Underneath the matt plastic casing resides a dual core, quad threaded Intel Atom D510 processor which is supported by 2GB of DDR3 memory. Graphics duties are handled by the nVidia Ion 2 which supports Direct X 10.1, and is commonly found in a plethora of netbooks on the market today. Sapphire have also included a generous 250GB 2.5 inch hard drive for all the storage demands.
|CPU||Intel® Atom™ D510 1.66GHz
1024 KB CPU Cache
|Memory||2048 MB DDR2-800 So-DIMM|
|Storage||250 GB SATA 2.5” Hard Driver|
|Graphics||512 MB NVIDIA® ION™ 2|
|LAN||10/100/1000 Mbps Built-in Etherent|
|Wireless||802.11b/g/n Built-in Wireless Network|
|I / O||1 x VGA(D-sub) Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x RJ-45 Gigabit Lan
4 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x Audio-in
1 x Line-out
|Power||65 W AC 100~240V 50/60Hz, 19v~3.42A|
|Dimensions||19.3 x 14.8 x 2.2 cm (L / W / H)|
|Weight||530 g net weight|
|Operation System||Pre-installed Free DOS
Support Windows® 7 / Vista / XP
|Accessory||1 x USB Sticker 1G (Pre-load driver, Manual)
1 x HDMI cable
1 x HDMI to DVI adapter
1 x Quick Install guide (QIG)
1 x Chassis Stand
1 x Power cord
1 x Power Adapter