The Sapphire Edge VS8 is finished in a matt black surface which unfortunately attracts fingerprints rather easily. I was constantly cleaning the surface during testing.
There are cooling vents on both side of the chassis which expel the hot internal air.
The rear of the machine is home to the majority of the ports. On the front of the Edge VS8, hidden behind a protective port are two USB 3.0 ports, alongside a card reader.
The complete I/O list is as follows:
1 x Mini Display 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
2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x Optical SPDIF
1 x SD Card Reader
The supplied stand is easy to fit, simply line up the screw with the underside of the chassis, as shown above and screw firmly into place. We could do this with by hand without a driver, as the screw is substantial.
Above, the unit mounted vertically. The image on the right shows the two front mounted USB 3.0 ports, as we removed the little protective cover. The cover sadly isn’t held in place with a rubber catch so it could be easily lost.
The Edge VS8 is slim and certainly won’t take up much room, fitting easily behind or beside a television set. The power button is almost hidden into the shape of the upper cooling vent – although the logo can be seen if you look closely.