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Sapphire introduces Edge-HD2 mini PC



530 grams of goodness
Sapphire has refreshed its Edge-HD mini PC with a somewhat faster variant, dubbed Edge-HD2.

The new model retains the sleek appearance of its predecessor, but it packs a bit more oomph under the bonnet. It is based on Intel’s Atom D525 dual-core, clocked at 1.8GHz and it packs Nvidia ION2 graphics with 512MB of memory.

The Edge-HD2 ships with 2GB of memory, 320GB hard drive, WiFi, card reader and Sapphire have managed to squeeze a couple of USB ports, LAN, VGA and HDMI in the back.

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It’s worth noting that the Edge is one of the smallest nettops on the market and you would be hard pressed to find anything so compact. It weighs a meager 530 grams and measures just 19.3x14.8x2.2cm across. It also ships with a VESA mount, so you can stick it at the back of your monitor.

The price tag isn't as tiny. Early listings place it at slightly above €350 in Euroland with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. The previous model is about €100 cheaper, but it is based on a slower Atom CPU, has a slightly smaller hard drive and ships with no OS. In case you’re on a tight budget or if you prefer Linux it is still a pretty good alternative, or you can just wait for an HD2 SKU with no preinstalled OS.

Last modified on 30 June 2011
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