Mini-PC Sapphire Edge HD3 Review

Mini-PCs are gaining popularity among people who do not want to relinquish their demands towards the performance and aesthetic appearance. Full-Tower casings will suits probably gamers and enthusiasts, laptops – to people always on move, and mini-PCs — to individuals who appreciate efficiency and ergonomics. Sapphire gladdened its customers with Edge HD2 model last year, and this season the company offers an advanced solution in the form of mini-PC Edge HD3. Indeed, this model can substitute the full-tower PC and provide for better usability.



Design


First of all, it should be mentioned that Sapphire Edge HD3 design befits to its predecessor, HD2. The new model has got rubbered plastic enclosure, smooth shape and black color. The basic attraction for potential clientele is the mini-PC dimensions: the product does not exceed the standard paper format and will be practically invisible on the desk. Still, there is a distinction between the two models. Edge HD3 is notable …

The Cube-Shaped Desktop PC DB4 Fanless Silent SL by Orio Spec

DB4 Fanless Silent SL is a desktop PC in the form of the cube by Orio Spec. It possesses STREACOM’s mini-ITX case “DB4” without fans. Besides, this desktop PC makes no noise and is produced with a 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3-6100T dual-core CPU.



DB4 Fanless Silent SL’s mother board features an Intel HD video adapter (with one HDMI, one VGA and one DVI-D ports) and an Intel H110 Express chip set. The cube-shaped desktop PC is also configured with a 8 GB PC4-17000 DDR4 RAM (4 GBx2), a 120 GB SSD (Samsung 750 EVO), four USB 2.0 connectors, two USB 3.0 connectors and one Gigabit LAN (RJ45) port.


Speaking about operating systems one should admit, that the DB4 Fanless Silent SL is compatible with Windows 10 Home 64-bit or Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, which is optional.

This model is now estimated to cost approximately $1,084 or 120,000 Yen.

New details about SSD-drives from MSI company

SSDs designed by MSI Company, which are based on the controller LSI SandForce SF-2200 will soon be announced officially. MSI company is known by producing of effective hardware components and laptop series, now they decide to show their abilities in developing new products: they are storages SSD series. Such decision by the company is not surprising, as it has certain knowledge and position on the computer market.



New SSD will have commercial codename Reflex Series and will be available in three options of 60, 120 and 240 GB.


According to preliminary information, the drives provide maximum read / write speed at 560/525 MB / s for the flagship 240GB, 550/515 MB / s for 120 GB and 525/495 MB / s for 60 GB. The claimed amount of IO with 4 KB data blocks (IOPS), respectively, will be 90,000, 90,000 and 85,000.


According to the high performance, the success of the debut SSD MSI Reflex will entirely dependent on the stability of the firmware, as SandForce (with 32nm NAND …
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