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Sapphire EDGE VS8

Sapphire EDGE VS8
alaScore 89

51 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sapphire EDGE VS8. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are generally positive, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size and usability.

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sapphire EDGE VS8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sapphire EDGE VS8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. There are some mixed comments about the price, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sapphire EDGE-VS8 NETTOP AMD 1600 MHz 500 GB , Radeon HD7600GSapphire EDGE-VS8 NETTOP AMD 1600 MHz 500 GB , Radeon HD7600G

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

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: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

 

We upgraded the earlier reviewed Sapphire Edge VS8 with a high-end SSD to investigate how much it can improve the system's performance or if the platform is still underpowered. Find out in our follow-up review of the this mini system and if it's...

Good connectivity options ; Six USB ports (2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0) ; Compact and slim design ; Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth

Slow mechanical hard disk ; Less than expected performance ; Expensive considering no OS provided

Unfortunately, replacing the mechanical hard disk with an SSD did not translate to much of a performance increase in terms of benchmarks results (save for PCMark 7). In terms of practical usage, the Edge VS8 did feel more responsive, but it's still...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Sapphire Edge VS8 - A Trinity Mini-PC

 

The Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC is powered by AMD's new Trinity A8 APU and comes with everything you need minus the OS. We check it out to see how it fares against Intel's NUC Mini-PC kit.

Good connectivity options ; Six USB ports (2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0) ; Compact and slim design ; Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth

Slow mechanical hard disk ; Less than expected performance ; Expensive considering no OS provided

In the next part of this review, we will upgrade the Edge VS8 by replacing its plodding mechanical hard disk with an SSD to see how it will perform. So check back here soon!

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Shawn Sanders (gadgetreview.com)

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

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC Review

 

With the release of Intel's ATOM and more recently the E-Series APUs from AMD we saw a new generation of systems released by various manufacturers. These mini-PCs offered many of the features available in larger systems but with a much smaller...

With the release of Intel’s ATOM and more recently the E-Series APUs from AMD we saw a new generation of systems released by various manufacturers. These mini-PCs offered many of the features available in larger systems but with a much smaller...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: henrywinchester (stuff.tv)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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

MUST HAVE

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

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

WORTH BUYING

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

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

Memory

Number of memory slots:2

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Processor cache type:L2

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No