Sapphire Readies AMD Fusion-Powered Edge-HD3 Mini PC

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News Posted: Wed, Feb 15 2012 2:56 PM
It's amazing what you can discover by digging around the Web. Head over to the FCC's website, for example, and you might stumble upon an intriguing Fusion-powered nettop from Sapphire. Rather than release another pint-sized system with an Intel Atom processor and Nvidia Ion graphics running the show, Sapphire's upcoming Edge-HD3 Mini PC will roll with an AMD E-450 dual-core processor and integrated Radeon HD 6320 graphics.

Credit goes to Liliputing for discovering the FCC page, which seems to have to have disappeared, but not before a few specs and several pictures could be pulled from the site. According to the original listing, the Edge-HD3 Mini PC supports up to 4GB of RAM and up to 500GB of hard drive storage via a single 2.5-inch drive bay. It also features 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GbE LAN, VGA and HDMI video connectivity, onboard audio, two USB 3.0 ports, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, and FreeDOS running the show, though you can also install Windows 7 if you want.

The devices measures 7.6 inches x 5.8 inches x 0.9 inches and weighs a scant 1.2 pounds, plenty small enough to fit inconspicuously into your home theater rack. Pricing and other details have yet to be announced.
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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Feb 15 2012 7:33 PM

Hmm... that looks HOT.

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mhenriday replied on Thu, Feb 16 2012 5:39 AM

I agree, that certainly does look nice. Unfortunately, the Edge HD-3 has yet to appear on the Sapphire website ; let's hope it doesn't turn out to be vapourware !...


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CDeeter replied on Thu, Feb 16 2012 8:08 AM

It sure does! It's amazing how much power they packed in this thing. I mean come on, this thing is the size of a paperback book, and has all the features that 75% of the public could want. And I would be surprised if most small businesses couldn't get by running these.

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WOW, THAT IS WHAT I CALL A "Holy-Mini PC"! Just impressive can you imagine me with one of those O_o I will laugh at my friend when they ask me "where is your PC?" I'm going to be like that little box right there. They are going to be like "lie that is a DSL Box" hehehhehe

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Feb 16 2012 12:48 PM

Hey Dave!

I think a full review is in order as soon as you can get one.

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