Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Review

I’ve had a home theater PC for the longest time.  My first one was just a normal PC that I connected to my TV.  From there it has evolved getting smaller and smaller.  With the progression of technology it is very impressive what all we can fit in to a small form factor (SFF) PC.  Today we will be checking out the smallest form factor PC that I have ever seen!  It is smaller than the Zotac ZBOX HD-AD02, Western Digital Live TV Hub and pretty much every other SFF we have got our hands on.  Being super small it is still capable of HD playback, has 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, 4 USB ports and WiFi.  So what is this SFF PC we are talking about?  It is the Sapphire Edge HD2, let’s take a look…

Special thanks to Sapphire for providing us with the Edge HD2 Mini PC to review.

CPU: Intel® Atom™ D525 1.8GHz
1024 KB CPU Cache
Memory: 2048 MB DDR3-800 So-DIMM
Storage: 320 GB SATA 2.5” Hard Drive
Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA® ION™ 2
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Built-in Etherent
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Built-in Wireless Network
– 1 x VGA(D-sub) Port
– 1 x HDMI Port
– 1 x RJ-45 Gigabit Lan
– 4 x USB 2.0 Port
– 1 x Audio-in
– 1 x Line-out
Power: 65 W AC 100~240V 50/60Hz, 19v~3.42A
Dimensions: 19.3 x 14.8 x 2.2 cm (L / W / H)
Weight: 530 g net weight
Operation System: Windows® 7 Ultimate
– 1 x HDMI cable
– 1 x HDMI to DVI adapter
– 1 x Quick Install guide (QIG)
– 1 x Chassis Stand
– 1 x Power cord
– 1 x Power Adapter
– 1 x VESA Mount (100mm x 100mm)
– CD Driver

The Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini comes in a nice retail box.  On the front there is a photo of the Edge HD2 and a list of features.  There is also a sticker that says Microsoft Windows is included, although no official Windows sticker is on the box.  Sapphire does offer 2 versions of the Edge HD2.  They are both identical except for one does not come with Windows.  On the back there is another photo showing all of the ports and connections and a little more information.

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC

Opening the box everything inside is nicely packaged.  Getting it all out you have the Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC, HDMI cable, HDMI to DVI adapter, stand, power cable, VESA mount, driver CD, sticker, mounting screws, and the quick install guide.

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC

About Author