Velocity Micro brings Haswell to select machines in its Enthusiast line

Need a taste of Intel's latest silicon, but can't be bothered to build your own machine? Velocity Micro is here to help. Like the folks at Origin PC, Velocity Micro has jumped on the Haswell bandwagon, announcing this weekend that select machines in its Enthusiast line are now available with Intel's 4th generation Core processors. Desktop rigs with the new chips start at $1,524, but consumers looking for a more portable solution will have to look elsewhere. Check out the press release after the break for the official announcement.

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Velocity Micro® Announces the Immediate Availability of 4th Generation Intel® Core® Processors

Processors available on select systems in Enthusiast line with configurations starting at just $1524

Richmond, VA - June 2, 2013 - Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, and peripherals announces the immediate availability of expertly crafted systems powered by 4th Generation Intel Core Processors. Formerly code-named "Haswell," Intel's latest generation of processors provide better performance, increased efficiency, and improved on-board graphics, making them a perfect fit for Velocity Micro's enthusiast customer base. 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 very latest hardware," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "Intel has been the leader in processor technology for years now and we're honored to be able to offer these new CPUs to our customers on launch day to satisfy their craving for the best of the best available."

By pairing the increased performance and additional features of 4th Generation Intel Core processors with meticulous hand craftsmanship and obsessive quality control, Velocity Micro has created a desktop that is not only quiet and reliable, but also capable of setting record benchmarks. Improved on board graphics allow home and office users to configure a powerful and affordable PC that doesn't require discrete graphics to edit video, game casually, or perform other basic tasks. Additionally, the improved efficiency of the new Intel chip will allow the boutique PC maker to develop gaming notebooks long on both muscle and battery life, to be available in the coming weeks.

"For over a decade now, Velocity Micro has been a key partner, alongside us with every product launch since the Core 2 Duo," said Brent McCray, Worldwide Enthusiast Marketing Manager of Intel. "We're thrilled to be working with them on the launch of our 4th Gen Core Processors and very much look forward to more great things ahead."

All Velocity Micro desktops are hand built and supported in the USA. To custom configure an award-winning desktop featuring a 4th Gen Intel Core Processor, visit VelocityMicro.com.