While Velocity Micro announced the VMultra earlier this year at CES, it's only now ready for primetime. The VMultra combines a USB hub, an SD card slot, a DVD±RW drive and 500GB of storage into a surprisingly slim package that connects to any computer via USB 3.0. If you like, you can even fit your own 2.5-inch hard drive in the SATA III bay. You'll have to take out the included 500GB HDD first of course. The company intends this to be a "perfect all-in-one peripheral," especially for notebook travelers looking to lighten their luggage; perhaps to make room for things like "clothes." Each VMultra will cost you $199.99 and will ship starting November 12th.
For those who prefer desktops, Velocity Micro also announced a $599 holiday edition of its Vector PC that runs on a dual-core AMD A6-5400k processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM in the same press release, which you can peek at after the break.
Velocity Micro® Announces Two New Products – Vector™ Holiday Edition Desktop and VMultra™ Drive External Peripheral
Priced at $599, the Holiday Edition is the first to bring boutique style, quality, and support to the mainstream; VMultra drive is a 4-in-1 external peripheral for $199
Richmond, VA - November 8, 2012 - Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and the remarkable line of Cruz™ tablets announces the immediate availability of the Vector Holiday Edition desktop and VMultra drive external peripheral, priced at $599 and $199.99 respectively. Both are available directly from VelocityMicro.com.
"PC shoppers are tired of the bland, plastic designs of those behemoth manufactures that fill their systems with bloatware, mass produce product in China, and outsource support to India," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "We've created the Vector Holiday Edition to be a viable alternative to those brands, by offering our expert build quality and award-winning support at a mainstream price."
Designed, built, and supported in the USA, the Vector Holiday Edition takes the boutique sensibilities that have made Velocity Micro a top choice amongst enthusiasts and makes them more affordable to mainstream users. The system is fully customizable with options that include quad core processors, up to 16GB 1600MHz RAM, solid state drives, and powerful discrete graphics. Specs of the $599 Vector Holiday Edition configuration include:
Dual core AMD® A6-5400k Processor
8GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM
AMD® Radeon® HD Graphics
1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
Choice of Windows® 7 or Windows® 8
1 Year US-based warranty
Lifetime in-house phone support
The VMultra™ Drive combines four different peripheral devices to create a powerful external hub that's a perfect accessory for All-in-Ones, Ultrabook™ devices, notebooks, and netbooks. Features include an external DVD±RW drive, USB 3.0 hub, SD card slot, and 500GB back-up storage solution. Orders for the VMultra drive will begin shipping Nov. 12th for $199.99.