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Star Wars: The Old Republic – Official Release Date

Well, it is official! “Star Wars: The Old Republic” has a release date. Mark your calendars for December 20th, 2011. This news is from Bioware, so barring any last minute delays, this is the real deal. See the full details below.


BioWare and LucasArts are pleased to announce that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will launch on December 20, 2011 in North America and on December 22, 2011 in the European Launch Territories! The announcement was first made by BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk during their keynote address at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London, England. Speaking to a packed room of press and fans alike, Dr. Muzyka acknowledged the weight of the moment and the patience of the fans.

“This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game. We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release.”

Each copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic will come with 30 days of subscription time, after which you have the option to continue playing with one of the following monthly subscription fees:

* 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
* 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
* 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)

SAPPHIRE Announces EDGE-HD2 Mini PC

Just announced, Sapphire is releasing the EDGE-HD2 Mini PC. Being called (by Sapphire) the worlds smallest PC, it boasts some decent components (based on the size). Using the ION2 chipset and a dual core Atom processor, this tiny PC poses as a serious option for applications like a home theater PC (HTPC) or other tasks that could require an extremely small form factor.


Building on the success of its first Mini PC, hailed as the smallest PC in the world, SAPPHIRE Technology – the world leading manufacturer and supplier of PC graphics cards and mainboards has just introduced a new model – the SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2. The SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2 shares the same slim, stylish outline as the earlier model but delivers slightly higher performance and is now also available with a pre-loaded operating system. At less than half a litre in volume, it is slimmer and smaller than most wireless access points – in fact around the size of a paperback book! Its stylish design and simple pedestal mount make it equally at home next to a TV or business monitor whilst occupying the minimum of desk or shelf space.

SAPPHIRE Announces EDGE-HD2 Mini PC

Responding to customer demand, the new SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2 is available optionally pre-loaded with Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, and this version is available with a VESA compatible mount to allow it to be unobtrusively fitted behind a monitor or TV.

Despite its small size, the SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2 is a fully featured PC for home, education or business use. Specifications include a second generation 1.8GHz dual core processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive and built in wireless connectivity as well as high speed LAN port and four USB ports. It provides high resolution graphics output with a full HD (1920×1080) HDMI interface (with an HDMI cable and HDMI-DVI adapter also supplied) as well as a VGA monitor output and it has built-in audio with mic-in and line-out sockets. All of this makes it more than capable of handling day to day Office tasks as well as streaming video or browsing the Internet.

The SAPPHIRE Mini PC family is a top scorer in power efficiency. Consuming less than 30W even under load, the members of the SAPPHIRE Mini PC family use around 10 times less power than a typical desktop PC – and less than most notebooks – making it one of the Greenest PC solutions available. Power and space savings alone can justify switching to the Mini PC for many businesses*.

The SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2 Mini PC is ideal for integration into an office or education environment. The end user or system integrator has a free choice of keyboard or mouse, which can be either wireless or USB connected.

The new SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2 is optionally supplied pre-installed with Windows 7 Ultimate edition, or pre-loaded with FREE DOS, ready for the reseller or end user to install the preferred choice of operating system. All appropriate drivers are supplied on CD.

SAPPHIRE EDGE-HD2 Specifications:

• CPU: Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz with 1 MB Cache

• RAM: 2 GB DDR3-800 MHz

• Storage: 2.5” SATA 320GB HDD

• Graphics: nVidia ION2 with 512MB RAM

• LAN: Built-in Ethernet supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps

• WIFI: Built-in WIFI supporting IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

• I/O: VGA x1, HDMI x1, RJ45x 1, 4 x USB 2.0 Ports, Audio-In x1, Line Out x1

• Power: AC 100~240V 50/60Hz,19v~3.42A 65W

• Dimensions: 19.3(L) X 14.8(W) X 2.2(H) cm

• Weight: 530g

• Operating System: Optional Pre-installed Windows 7 or FREE DOS