Sapphire already have a great lineup of mini PC solutions and the hot is about to get hotter with the announcement of two new entries to the race. The all new Edge VS systems are based on AMD's Trinity APUs, the latest in the AMD APU range. While they may look similar to the old Edge Mini systems, they pack dual-core and quad-core APUs that will see a big performance increase over the last iterations.
The Edge VS4 and Edge VS8 specifications:
• AMD Mobile APU
• 2GB or 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMMM RAM
• 320GB and 500GB hard drives
• Gigabit Ethernet
• 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Mini Display Port
• 4 x USB 2.0
• 2 x USB 3.0
• Built-in Card Reader
• Free DOS (pre-installed)
• Windows vista, 7 and 8 support
We expect the VS8 feature the A8-4555M Quad-Core Trinity which features a 1.6GHz with 2.4GHz Turbo, 4MB of L2 cache (2x2MB) and integrated HD 7600G GPU with 384 stream processors and 320/424MHz clocks.
The Edge VS4 uses AMD's dual-core A4-4355M APU clocked at 1.9GHz with 2.4GHz Turbo, 1MB of L2 cache and integrated Radeon HD 7400G GPU with 192 stream processors and 327/424MHz clocks.
AMD will also offer a barebones system of the VS allowing you to fit larger hard drives and up to 16GB of RAM. No official prices yet, but these feature packed little systems are certainly impressive.