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Sapphire Edge Mini PC Review


Closer Look:

Here it is: the Sapphire Edge Mini PC in all its tiny glory. Even the scale picture on the back of the box doesn’t quite prepare you for just how thin it is. I immediately warmed up to the smooth curves of the case and the wavy look of the stand. For being so small and minimalist, the Edge's design really sticks out. The front is very simple, you only have the USB door to deal with. Moving over to the left side you have the power button and light, hard drive light and the Sapphire Logo. Around the back you have all of your I/O: VGA, HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet, power and your microphone and headphone ports. The Left side has all of your product IDs and serial numbers along with another Sapphire Logo.
















The stand is connected via a thumb screw which is also slotted if you really want to get it tight. Along the bottom is the lower ventilation grill. On the top is main ventilation grill which produces a small warm air current while the PC is running.



As mentioned before, the power button is found on the left panel of the computer. The button doubles as an LED, while the hard drive LED is just below it. There is no reset button, but that would not be expected on a computer such as this. Behind the door on the front are two more USB 2.0 ports.



Now that we’ve examined the exterior, let's get it fired up!

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Closer Look (BIOS)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup
  6. Testing: iTunes, Winzip, VLC
  7. Testing: Apophysis, Geekbench, Bibble 5, PCMark Vantage
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2010
  9. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HDTune
  10. Extras: Power Consumption & Temperatures
  11. Conclusion
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