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 the chassis to something you can slip into your murse, things get a bit more competitive. Such is the way with Sapphire’s Edge VS8 mini PC. Built around AMD’s A8-4555M mobile chip, this quad-core proc boasts a 1.6GHz chip that Turbo Clocks up to 2.4GHz.
Note: This review was originally featured in the July 2013 issue of the magazine.