Velocity Micro was busy this December, and it's not about to let up with CES right around the corner. At the forefront of its Las Vegas launches is the Edge Mini. While we're sure some companies might take issue with the PC builder's claims of having the world's smallest desktop, there's no denying that the extra-small Edge's 4 square inches of surface area and 1.5-inch thickness let it slot easily into a home theater. A Core i3 won't make the Edge Mini the most powerful tiny desktop, either, although its $499 asking price may not be an obstacle for those willing to buy the PC when it ships next week.
The tablet crowd also gets its fill with a pair of 10-inch Cruz tablets (pictured after the break). The D610 and Q610 respectively use dual- and quad-core, 1.5GHz Allwinner processors that help keep the starting price down to $199, a company spokesperson tells us. Velocity Micro expects both Cruz models to ship toward the end of March with Android 4.1 inside.
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Velocity Micro® Announces New Products for CES 2013
Products Include mini PC, Quad Core Cruz tablets, Ultrabook™, and More
Richmond, VA - Jan 3, 2013 - Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and Cruz™ tablets announces several new products to be debuted at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products include the dual core D610 Cruz tablet, quad core Q610 Cruz tablet, and the 4" x 4" Edge™ Mini. Additionally, the recently announced NoteMagix™ Ultrabook™ devices and Edge™ AIO will be on display along with several Velocity Micro desktop skus and peripherals. All product demos for press and retail customers will be held via scheduled meetings in a private suite at Bellagio.
"Our goal this year was to blend the enthusiast level and the mainstream, to create a class of products with mass appeal," said Velocity Micro President and CEO Randy Copeland. "These products embody the ideals that have made us famous – they're aesthetically pleasing, blazingly fast, competitively priced, and designed and built in the USA."
Velocity Micro products making their debut at CES 2013 include:
* Edge Mini – At just 4" x 4" and under 1.5" thick, the Edge Mini is the smallest desktop on the market. Powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Core® i3 processor, mSATA hard drives, and a full version of Windows®, the Edge Mini has home theater, home office, and digital signage applications. Built in Richmond, VA. Configurations start at $499.
* Cruz D610 and Cruz Q610 – Powered by dual core and quad core ARM processors respectively, these 10" Android 4.1 tablets are both powerful and affordable, available in late Q1. Prices start around $199.
In addition to the products debuting at the show, Velocity Micro will also be demoing and displaying the following currently available products:
* NoteMagix Ultrabook Devices - The newly launched line of 14" Ultrabook™ devices put the aesthetics, craftsmanship, speed, and support of a VelocityMicro desktop into a mobile package. Specs include 3rd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, ultra-fast Intel 520 Series SSDs, Windows 7 or 8, and an integrated DVD-RW drive. Built in Richmond, VA. Prices start at $799.
* Edge™ AIO - Designed with the same ideals that have made Velocity Microfamous with enthusiasts around the world, the 23.6" Edge AIO combines the craftsmanship, performance, and support of an award-winning Velocity MicroPC with the convenience and efficiency of an All-in-One. Built in Richmond, VA, configurations start at $799.
* VMultra™ Drive – a USB external DVD-RW (or optional Blu ray), USB 3.0 hub, media Reader, and 500GB Hard Drive in one, perfect for all Ultrabooks and ultra-thin laptops. Built in Richmond, VA. Available for $199 for DVD, or $299 for Blu ray.
* Gaming and Mainstream Desktops - The Raptor Z90 and Vector Z25, two of the most adorned desktops on Velocity Micro's lineup, are each specially configured for maximum performance in their respective price ranges. Available with either Windows 7 or 8, and built in Richmond, VA. Starting at $749.