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Sapphire EDGE-VS8

Sapphire EDGE-VS8
alaScore 90

50 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Sapphire EDGE-VS8. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability also gets good feedback, but opinions are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the size.

price, reliability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sapphire EDGE-VS8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sapphire EDGE-VS8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Desktops on There are some mixed views about the price, but there are some negative reviews about the size.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sapphire EDGE-VS8 NETTOP AMD 1600 MHz 500 GB , Radeon HD7600G

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

Sapphire Edge VS8 Review


Considering how poorly AMD's A-series APU did in our Budget Builds story, you'd think that type of chip would be outclassed by its AM3+ siblings and Intel's crew in all scenarios. But, while that's true in the case of big desktops, when you miniaturize...

Needs SSD; could be cheaper

Needs SSD; could be cheaper

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Tyler Bernath (

Sapphire EDGE VS8 MiniPC Review


Sapphire is a well-known maker of enthusiast GPUs based on AMD architecture. With all of this past experience it was only a matter of time before Sapphire would enter the unknown territory of MiniPCs

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Shawn Sanders (

Sapphire EDGE VS8 Mini PC Review


In the field of smaller diminutive personal computers, consumer choice is increasingly challenged by market saturation. Our options are many; we have all sorts of Home Theater PCs and ways for system builders to craft their [...]

Great performance ; HD ready (1080p, 1440p, 1600p) ; HDMI, DVI, Optical cables included ; Bluetooth and WiFi ; SD card reader and 2x USB 3.0 ; Upgradeable ; Affordable ; Cons ; Slow HDD ; No input device included ; Driver CD supplied but no CD drive ;...

Slow HDD ; No input device included ; Driver CD supplied but no CD drive ; The Sapphire EDGE VS8 Mini PC is available at Amazon for $417.42 ; nrelate_related .nr_sponsored{ left:0px !important; }2012 Holiday Gift Guide: TabletsNvidia Project SHIELD:...

Mar, 2013


Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (

Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC Review


Sapphire are back with their latest generation of mini-PC, the EDGE VS8. Based around AMDs A8 APU we get quad core processing and DirectX 11 graphics, all in an ultra-compact chassis.

Looking first to the build quality and design of the EDGE VS there is little to fault. The compact chassis feels solid and like it is built to last. The rubberised coating is a nice touch and with plenty of options for mounts/stands and just sitting...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sapphire Edge VS8 review


In the world of mini PCs the Edge VS8 is a little ripper

Compact and can stand up or lie down Lots of power for the size and price

Doesn't have an operating system pre-installed

A little PC that punches well above its size and price

May, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Sapphire Edge VS8 review


This mini PC has a versatile selection of ports, but its sluggish performance will be a turn off for many

This shouldn't put you off using the Sapphire Edge VS8 as a mini desktop PC, but our main concern is the price. If Windows came pre-installed for £320, the VS8 would be a worthy rival to the similarly-priced Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, but not having the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (

Sapphire Edge VS8 review: a mini PC with plenty of storage


However, should you need to, there are two USB 3.0 ports provided, along with four USB 2.0. Dual monitor outputs are also provided in the form of HDMI and Mini DisplayPort connectors. Mini DisplayPort to HDMI and Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapters have...

The Edge VS8 delivers somewhat unimpressive general performance, but really comes into its own with multimedia and gaming where it can outclass the competition. A good set of connectivity options is provided, along with a roomy 500GB hard drive. It can...

Apr, 2013


Expert review by: Zardon (

Sapphire EDGE VS8 Barebones Model Review (8GB/SSD)


Kitguru has reviewed many of the diminutive, versatile Sapphire EDGE systems in the last couple of years. We reviewed the EDGE HD3 in February 2012, powered by the AMD E450 and the EDGE VS8 in December 2012, powered by the AMD A8 4555M APU. In early...

need to budget for an operating system ; no optical disc support without extra cost (USB pen drive or DVD drive) ; a complex install for the ‘average punter

Kitguru says: An extremely capable, attractively designed system that really shines when partnered up with a good Solid State Drive.

Feb, 2013


Expert review by: Zardon (

Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini PC Review


Today we are looking at the latest Edge VS8 Mini PC from Sapphire, the follow up to the Edge HD3 which we reviewed earlier this year. The new Edge VS8 is based around an AMD Quad Core A8 1.6ghz APU with onboard HD7600G graphics. Our review sample ships...

extremely tiny ; almost silent ; very low power drain ; runs quite cool ; capable of handling a lot of everyday tasks

no operating system ; no optical disc support without extra cost (USB DVD drive) ; poor choice of slow 5,400 rpm 2.5 inch drive. Why no 7,200 rpm unit ; a complex install for the ‘average punter

Kitguru says: We recommend you buy the ‘bare bones’ unit and fit your own memory and Solid State Drive.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS
Product Type:NETTOP


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD 7600G
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:AMD
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor Brand:AMD®
Processor Number:A8-4555M