Sapphire release EDGE HD3 AMD powered mini-PC
Ryan Martin+ / 2 years ago
We brought you the news just over a month ago that Sapphire would release a fusion powered mini PC and Sapphire have duly delivered.
The Sapphire Edge-HD3 shares the same slim, stylish outline as the earlier models but delivers increased graphical capability and higher core performance as a result of incorporating the latest E450 APU technology from AMD. At less than half a litre in volume, it is slimmer and smaller than most wireless access points. Its stylish design and simple pedestal mount make it equally at home next to a TV or a business monitor whilst occupying the minimum of desk or shelf space.
Despite its small size, the Sapphire Edge-HD3 is a fully featured PC for home, education or business use. In the home, its compact size is a welcome replacement for a bulky traditional PC whether for browsing the internet, children’s homework or home office tasks, with many applications accelerated by its state-of-the-art technology. Its HD video capability enables the smooth streaming of video content over HDMI to a TV or monitor.
The casual gamer will the Sapphire Edge-HD3 takes most mainstream games in its stride, as well as internet and more serious applications. Specifications of the Sapphire Edge-HD3 include an AMD E450 APU, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a 320 GB hard drive and built in wireless connectivity as well as high speed LAN port, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. It provides high resolution graphics output with a full HD (1920 x 1080) HDMI interface (with an HDMI cable and HDMI-DVI adapter also supplied) as well as a VGA monitor output and it has built-in audio with mic-in and line-out sockets.
The Sapphire Mini PC family is a top scorer in power efficiency. Consuming less than 30 W even under load, the members of the Sapphire Mini PC family use around 10 times less power than a typical desktop PC – and less than most notebooks – making it one of the Greenest PC solutions available. Power and space savings alone can justify switching to the Mini PC for many businesses.
The new Sapphire Edge-HD3 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP. All appropriate drivers are supplied on CD.