Summary: The Sapphire Edge-HD shows us what the next generation of NVIDIA ION chipsets is capable of. Overall dimensions have become even smaller, noise level has been reduced, while overall performance and power efficiency increased. The Sapphire Edge-HD will only set you back as much as most other offerings, I did miss some functional features like a card reader, optical connectivity or IR sensor.
Pros: Super compact, Can play 1080p video easily, ION 2 with GT218 and 512MB memory good enough for casual gaming, Intel Atom 510 processor, Low noise levels, 4x USB connectivity, Drivers on USB stick, HDMI cable included, DVI adapter cable included, Comes completely assembled - no extra parts needed, Well packaged
Cons: No USB 3.0, No optical out, Not possible place on VESA mounts, No card reader, No IR sensor and remote control for media center
Excerpt: Sapphire has really expanded outside the norm lately with the introduction of their motherboard line-up. The thing is, Sapphire motherboards aren't something new; Sapphire motherboards we would want to own are, though. The only time we ever ran into trouble was when we tried to jump ahead and that was more so due to the wireless connection. To eliminate it we copied it to the hard drive via the wired connection and again was greeted with the same fantastic performance.