Sapphire introduces Edge VS8 mini-desktop with AMD Trinity processor
Sapphire is probably best known for producing PC graphics cards, but the company also has a line of mini-desktop computers which it sells under the Sapphire Edge brand. The latest is the Sapphire Edge VS8, which looks like a surprisingly powerful PC for a device that comes in such a small case.
The computer looks more like a modem or router than a full-fledged PC. But it features a quad-core AMD Trinity processor.
The Sapphire Edge VS8 packs a 1.6 GHz AMD A8 processor with Radeon HD 7600G graphics. That means the computer can handle HD video playback and DirectX 11 graphics
It also features a 500GB 2.5 inch hard drive, 4GB of RAM (with 2 sticks of 2GB memory), and Gigabit Ethernet as well as built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
Sapphire includes an HDMI port, mini DisplayPort, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, and audio jacks. The Edge VS8 measures 7.8″ x 7.2″ x 1.2 and weighs 1.5 pounds.
The computer ships with FreeDOS, but it can support Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
Unfortunately I haven’t seen any pricing information for this mini-desktop.