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Sapphire EDGE-HD2

Sapphire EDGE-HD2
alaScore 86

27 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sapphire EDGE-HD2. 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. People are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the price.

usability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sapphire EDGE-HD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sapphire EDGE-HD2 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

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This summary is based on the products: Sapphire 4H000-02-40G Edge HD2 Mini PC (Intel Atom 1.8GHz Dual Core Processor, RAM 2GB, HDD 320GB)Sapphire 4H000-02-40G Edge HD2 Mini PC (Intel Atom 1.8GHz Dual Core Processor, RAM 2GB, HDD 320GB)

Feb, 2019


Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC (Nettop)


Sometimes good products only need small tweaks to make them excellent ones...

Ultra Compact Size ; Smooth Full HD 1080p video playback ; Comprehensive Connectivity

Updated Atom CPU still slow ; Price with Windows Pre-installed Overly Expensive ; Cheaper edition requires knowledge to setup

In releasing the HD2 so quickly after the HD, Sapphire has managed to tweak a number of issues which affected its predecessor and create a top notch and wonderfully compact media centre PC. There is plenty of connectivity and enough graphical prowess...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : (

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC review


Despite many recent headlines, we're not quite in a post PC world yet. If you've built up a sizeable library of movie files over the last decade or so, there's still no easier way to play back arcane file types and encoding methods than on a real...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (

Sapphire Edge HD2 review


There's not much to choose between all the tiny and power-efficient nettops on the market, but Sapphire's Edge-HD2 is smaller and much better-looking than most. We weren't blown away by its predecessor, the Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC largely because of...

It's a stylish and compact nettop, but Windows 7 Ultimate just makes it too expensive

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : InsideHW (

Expert Review


In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Fudzilla (

Windows 8 runs Sapphire Edge HD2 Atom just fine


Windows Developer Preview, what aims to become Windows 8 beta, is a step in the right direction. This might become first operating system that can unite desktop, notebook and tablets, something that both Android and Apple operating systems are missing,...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Elric Phares (

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Unboxing (Intel Atom Based)


Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Unboxing (Intel Atom Based)

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Techware Labs (

Expert Review


As technology grows and CPUs become smaller the applications for a Mini-PC grow.  From media streaming around a network to a simple PC solution, Mini PCs are popping up everywhere.  A couple large problems with current Mini PCs are trying to balance...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Rage3D (rage3d)

Sapphire Edge HD2 MiniPC Review


Introduction The Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC is an itsy-bitsy teeny weeny Atom based machiney, reviewed by us for the first time today. The Edge HD2's claim to fame is it is one of the smallest PCs available today, about the size of a retail DVD case....

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : ThinkComputers (

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Review


Final ThoughtsI think that Sapphire really hit the nail on the head with the Edge HD2, and it is somewhat of a surprise because Sapphire is mainly known for video cards, not all-in-one PC's.  Let's first talk about the size of the Edge HD2.  It is the...

Smallest mini PC we have seen!, – HDMI out, – VESA mount included, – Windows 7 included, – Impressive Nvidia ION 2 performance

None that I found

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Sapphire EDGE-HD2 Mini PC Review


A few months ago we took a look at a new product from Sapphire which was a little out of the ordinary. That product was the Edge-HD , a mini-PC but it wasn't the system as a whole which was surprising, it was the fact that the system ran on an Intel...

Looking first at the build quality and design of the Edge-HD2 we have a product which impresses very much in the same way as the original. The ultra-compact design means that the system is easy to fit into almost any environment. We also liked the soft...

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:nVidia Ion / nVidia Ion 2
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Built-in Camera: No
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: No
Power requirements:AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz, 19v-3.42A
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included: No


Product Type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800 (SODIMM only); DDR2 667/800
Number of Processing Die Transistors:176
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:87
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:D525
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D500 series
Processor Socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor code:SLBXC
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Ultimate


Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 19.3
Height :2.2
Width:14.8 / 19.3