Items tagged with Velocity Micro

A few months ago, Nvidia sued Samsung and Qualcomm for alleged infringement on various GPU patents, despite the fact that these patents were ancient, extremely broad, and could easily be used to sue anyone in the mobile industry. Samsung responded this week by counter-suing Nvidia over an equally broad set of patents -- and then upped the ante by suing Velocity Micro. Velocity Micro, if you haven't heard of them, is a small boutique builder in Richmond Virginia. This isn't a case of "David vs. Goliath" so much as a case of Goliath ambushing David in high school and beating him up for his lunch... Read more...
Every so often, Intel releases a refreshed processor range -- and then every major OEM on the planet tries to shove those CPUs into their machines as fast as humanly possible. Origin PC is already on the bandwagon, and now, so is Velocity Micro. The PC builder has just announced that Haswell chips, Intel's 4th generation Core line, are being planted in its lineup. Custom built, made-in-the-USA 4th Generation Intel Core processor systems from Velocity Micro start at just $1524. “Because we make some of the most reliable, well-built desktops in the world, our customers expect nothing but the... Read more...
Intel's Ivy Bridge train is rolling down the tracks at full speed and all the big name boutique system builders are jumping on board. Count Velocity Micro among them. As of early this morning, Velocity Micro began selling three desktop lines infused with Ivy Bridge: Raptor Z90, Edge Z40, and Vector Z20. "Intel’s 3rd Generation Core Processors are a perfect fit to Velocity Micro’s enthusiast mentality as we continue to strive to build the best finely crafted desktops, tablets, and peripherals on the market,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “The speed... Read more...
If there's one thing to be learned from the HP TouchPad, it's that people love cheap. The iPad has a dominating lead in the overall tablet space, but nothing gets the masses worked up like a fire sale on a previously-comparably-priced item. Velocity Micro is the latest on the block with cheap options for those who aren't entirely sold on the iPad, with the new Cruz T408 and Cruz T410 designed to be the fastest, most feature laden tablets on the market for under $300. The 8" Cruz T408 and the 10" Cruz T410 will ship with a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, front-facing cameras, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a premium... Read more...
There was a time when pre-built machines mostly shipped with stock cooling solutions. Some still do, but in the realm of boutique system builders, third-party coolers are now the norm, and in particular those by Asetek. Case in point, Velocity Micro just announced that it's equipping its Raptor Signature Edition build with Asetek's 570LC self-contained liquid cooling solution. "One of the biggest challenges when building any ultra-performance desktop is dissipating the heat generated by the CPU, especially when overclocking. Essentially, heat is your enemy," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO... Read more...
We knew CES would be loaded with tablets, and that foreshadowing has proven correct so far. They're definitely a major part of this year's show, and Velocity Micro is bringing not just one, but three total tablets to the show. There's a 7", 8" and 10" version, all of which are expected to ship in late Q1 2011. All three are joining the Cruz family, and they'll ship with either Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 depending on which is available at the time of launch. The 7" model (Cruz Tablet L37) has a 1024 x 600 capacitive touch screen, and is roughly the same size as Samsung's Galaxy Tab. There's 802.11n... Read more...
Just made up your mind on a tablet for Christmas? Oh, great -- not like you really needed another option to make you re-think everything! But that's what you're getting, and as the holidays draw closer, we suspect that even more options will surface. There should be quite a few tablets on sale for Black Friday at under $300, but you have to be careful what you're buying; some of those low-rate tablets won't have the best user experience, and some corners may be cut that you wouldn't want cut. Velocity Micro is a respected name in the industry, if not a smaller one. The company has just released... Read more...
Velocity Micro introduced a new line of Android-based color eReaders and tablets called Cruz. The new $199 Cruz Reader offers a 7-inch touch screen display, accelerometer, support for the Borders E-book library portal application, and plenty of multimedia features. The $299Cruz Tablet has the same multimedia capabilities as the Cruz Reader but also features more built-in storage and a multi-touch screen. Finally, the new Cruz StoryPad targets kids with its touch screen, interactive content, and intuitive interface. The StoryPad runs $149. The Cruz Reader and Cruz StoryPad are expected in August... Read more...
Intel's new Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor rocked our benchmarking lab, and now it's ready to rock your own computer den. The chip has already landed on a bunch of new machines (or old machines with refreshed specifications) Velocity Micro wants to make sure that they are also an option when it comes time to select a new 980X-based machine.The company has added the chip as an option to a number of their machines, with six-core desktops starting at $2825. According to the company, the i7-980X allows Velocity Micro to unleash an array of benchmark-crushing PCs, offering performance boosts... Read more...
Now that Intel has unleashed the new Core i7 processors, you can bet a number of people are anxious to get their hands on the latest processor. Velocity Micro is ready to fulfill those wants. The company has announced the immediate availability of new desktop systems that are powered by the Core i7-950 and Core i7-975 Extreme Edition. The new Core i7-975 Extreme Edition runs four cores at 3.33GHz each. What’s even better, an unlocked multiplier makes the Core i7-975 Extreme Edition a highly overclockable processor. The mid-range Core i7-950 provides excellent performance at a more mainstream value... Read more...
Like many enthusiast system manufacturers, Velocity Micro makes hand-built, high-end gaming rigs using the latest components, such as Intel’s Core i7 processors. Velocity Micro claims that they pride themselves on their extensive customization options, meticulous assembly procedures, a technically trained staff, and in-house US-based support.Velocity Micro offers two series of gaming rigs—the Raptor and Edge series. The Raptor is “the best of the best” with more customization and tweaking options along with higher-end specs. The Raptor line offers two models: the Raptor Signature... Read more...
Whenever AMD or Intel release a new processor and chipset platform, you can bet there’s going to be a good amount of excitement surrounding the release, along with anticipation as we eagerly await the arrival of systems that incorporate the new technologies. Velocity Micro’s new Edge Z55 Intel Core i7 Gaming System is out and we’ve had the chance to run it through our tests to see just how it stacks up. As you’ll see, the new Intel Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset enables the Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Gaming System to hold its own against the elite PCs of just a few months ago.The new Core i7 brings with... Read more...
Unlike the enthusiast system manufacturers, Alienware and VoodooPC, Richmond, Virginia-based Velocity Micro is still an independent, privately held company. In fact, Velocity Micro is doing well enough on its own to have even purchased the enthusiast, boutique system maker, Overdrive PC last year. On top of that, Velocity Micro is one of the few (if only) independently owned, U.S.-based, high-end gaming systems manufacturers that--in addition to selling direct--also sells its systems at Best Buy and Circuit City. That's a claim that even Velocity Micro's competitors, Oregon-based Falcon Northwest,... Read more...
Unlike the enthusiast system manufacturers, Alienware and VoodooPC, Richmond, Virginia-based Velocity Micro is still an independent, privately held company. In fact, Velocity Micro is doing well enough on its own to have even purchased the enthusiast, boutique system maker, Overdrive PC last year. On top of that, Velocity Micro is one of the few (if only) independently owned, U.S.-based, high-end gaming systems manufacturers that--in addition to selling direct--also sells its systems at Best Buy and Circuit City. That's a claim that even Velocity Micro's competitors, Oregon-based Falcon Northwest,... Read more...
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