Sapphire's Edge VS8 mini powered by AMD's Trinity processor
Sapphire has rolled out a new small form factor desktop computer dubbed the Edge VS8.
True, Sapphire is more known for video cards and other computer hardware than full-fledged PC systems. However, this tiny small form factor computer seems quite interesting and looks more like a Wi-Fi router than a full-on system.
The Edge VS8 boasts a quad-core AMD Trinity CPU operating at 1.6 GHz paired with Radeon HD 7600G GPU that supports HD video playback and DirectX 11 graphics. Storage space is available in the form of a 500 GB 2.5-inch thin hard drive.
Additional specs include 4 GB of RAM, a gigabit Ethernet port, integrated Wi-Fi, and integrated Bluetooth. Connectivity? HDMI output, a mini DisplayPort, dual USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, audio jacks and an SD memory card reader.
The little computer measures 7.8 x 7.2 x 1.2-inches and weighs only 1.5 pounds. The biggest downside, at least for non-devs? The Edge VS8 actually runs an alternate OS called FreeDOS. However, you can also load Windows Vista, 7, or 8 on the little computer.
Pricing on the device is unknown at this time, but with modest hardware specifications, we wouldn't expect to be particularly expensive. This could make for a very nice HTPC for the living room.