Desktop Systems Guide
Sapphire Edge VS Series Mini PC Announced
Sapphire has introduced a new family of mini PCs based on the latest APU technology from AMD, codenamed Trinity - the Sapphire Edge VS series.
On top of handling home office applications, it delivers smooth HD video playback and streaming, and faster and better Internet browsing. Besides that, it remains securely in place for the business user, thanks to its Kensington lock. It not only accelerates browsing, file compression and decompression, it uses less than 10% of the power consumed by conventional PCs. It comes without Microsoft Windows, so users can use existing license arrangements, or choose an alternative OS.
For gamers, the compact size of the Edge VS makes it ideal for LAN events, while the built-in AMD APU technology supports all the latest game titles, with more and more being optimized for this technology. Also, the internal Radeon HD graphics engine delivers superb graphics rendering for game play or streaming.
Communications options include built-in Gigabit LAN, wireless and Bluetooth. The HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs can be connected to a wide range of display devices including TVs and projectors as well as high resolution monitors. Optical digital audio output is provided in addition to analogue I/O. The standard models ship with 4GB RAM and Hard Disk pre-installed, but an option will be offered with no OS, RAM or disk fitted, allowing for custom configurations to be assembled, including the use of SSD drives and RAM upgrades up to 16GB.
|Edge VS 4||Edge VS 8|
|Processor||AMD A4 APU||AMD A8 APU|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD7400G||AMD Radeon HD7600G|
|Chipset||AMD A70M Hub Controller|
|RAM||4GB DDR3 1333MHz|
|Storage||2.5-inch SATA 320GB HDD||2.5-inch SATA 500GB HDD|
|Connectivity||Built-in Ethernet supporting 10/100/1000Mbps
Built in Wi-Fi supporting IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Built-in Bluetooth v3.0
|I/O||Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, RJ45, 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, Audio-out, MIC-in, SPDIF-out|
|Power||AC100~240V 50/60Hz, DC19V 3.42A 65W|
|Dimensions||197.5 x 182.5 x 31.6mm (L x W x H)|
|OS||Pre-installed with FREE DOS;
Supports Windows 8 / 7 / Vista