(TS) – Sapphire, famous graphics PC manufacturer, today unveiled a new nettop that called the Sapphire Edge HD4. Designed for home and office use, this mini PC offers slimmer and smaller design compare than most wireless access points.
The Edge HD4 is based on pretty much the same chassis as the Edge HD3 that we had a chance to review here, but instead of AMD’s E-450 APU, the Edge HD4 features Intel’s dual-core Celeron 847 CPU clocked at 1.1GHz. In case you missed it, the Celeron 847 is actually the first ULV budget CPU based on Sandy Bridge architecture, has 2MB of L3 cache and does not support Hyper-Threading or Turbo Boost. It has a 17W TDP, supports dual-channel DDR3-1333 memory and comes with integrated graphics controller that runs at 350MHz (800MHz Turbo).
The rest of the Edge HD4 features are pretty much standard as you get Gigabit Ethernet, integrated 802.11bgn WiFi, VGA and HDMI outputs, three USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, and according to Sapphire, consumes less than 30W under full load.
Currently it is only available equipped with 4GB of DDR3 So-DIMM memory and a 320GB HDD but we pretty sure that we will see a barebone option as well. Unfortunately, the price or availability date have not been announced.
The SAPPHIRE EDGE HD4 Mini PC is ideal for integration into an office or education environment. The end user or system integrator has a free choice of keyboard or mouse, which can be either wireless or USB connected. The new SAPPHIRE EDGE HD4 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 or 8, Vista or Windows XP. All appropriate drivers are supplied on CD.
The SAPPHIRE Mini PC family now offers a choice of Intel CPU or AMD APU based solutions and is a top scorer in power efficiency. Consuming less than 30W even under load, the members of the SAPPHIRE Mini PC family use around 10 times less power than a typical desktop PC, and less than most notebooks, making them amongst the Greenest PC solutions available. Power and space savings alone can justify switching to the SAPPHIRE Mini PC series for many businesses.
Tags: EDGE HD4, Intel-based, Nettop PC, Sapphire
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