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Sapphire EDGE-HD Mini PC Review – the smallest PC in the world

Rating: 8.5.

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

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  • Joseph

    I cant get over the size of that, its staggeringly small.

  • Thomas

    Beautiful bit of kit, reasonable pricing too. silent and low power, we all should be working toward that, not 40GB processing power.

    My electric bill this quarter was insane. 🙁 I need to go green.


    They should have made it with Fusion E350, its much better !maybe a revision 2 ?

  • Tech Head

    They really should have made the stand thinner to match the low profile shape. its by far the biggest part of the design. It looks to me (although I might be wrong) that they could have made it much thinner but kept it stable and balanced.

  • Darius

    Nice product, but ive already got an atom netbook and it drives me friggin crazy. they are such a crap CPU.

  • Nick

    This is certainly a showcase of engineering capability. its hard to get good cooling in such a case design. I love it, even though its an Atom. E350 would make much more sense for Sapphire, but obviously they were tied into the atom platform for this build.

  • k0rn

    Ideal for a home server/media center. looks great.

  • Hank

    I like the fact they opted for a decent sized hard drive in it.

  • Fariskl

    Shocked to see Sapphire working with Intel and nvidia components in this. just checked that hell hasnt frozen over.

  • sleeper

    is it silent enough to have it in the sleeping room or does only the shuttle xs fanless design work there?

  • I think its quiet enough to have in a bedroom yes. I couldnt even hear it from 5 feet away. Id hate to say its completely silent because if you had this unit close to your head and under load during the evening then perhaps you would hear the fan.

  • Ryan

    I’m sorry, does everyone seem to forget the Raspberry Pi these days?