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Velocity Micro reveals tech bounty for CES: projectors, tabs and more

Velocity Micro reveals tech bounty for CES: projectors, tabs and more
James Trew
James Trew|@itstrew|January 5, 2012 6:58 PM
Velocity Micro, has just peeled back the curtain on what it'll be parading next week in Vegas. First up is a pair of successors to its budget Cruz T408 tablet. The T507 Android 4.0 slate houses a Cortex-A8 1.2 GHz Processor and 512MB of RAM, which might not get palms sweating, but you will also get HDMI out, a front facing camera and 8GB of internal for your humble $150 MSRP. The T510 is a bigger sibling, but the specs remain largely the same, bar a rear camera and an extra 2.7" of screen to fondle.

Two more new releases come in the form of its top-end Xeon E5-2620 Hexa Core powered ProMagix HD6000 PC, which it claims is designed to outperform a Mac Pro, with 32GB DDR3-1600 RAM and an NIVIDIA Quadpro 4000 on-board to help it do that, and a sub $3,500 price tag. If the built-in 120GB SSD and 1TB 7200 RPM drive isn't enough, then you might be interested in the VMUltra Drive which is a simple 500GB external drive, with a few USB ports added in for spice.

Last up is the 1280x768, pocket friendly Shine projector. Sporting HDMI and a 1.4:1 throw ratio, ideal for small spaces. Full specs in the PR after the break, but sadly no word on availability.
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Velocity Micro® Debuts Shine™ Projector, New Tablets, Peripherals at CES 2012

Shine™ projector produces a brighter, more accurate HD display than competing pocket-sized projectors

Richmond, VA – January 4, 2012 - Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and the remarkable line of Cruz™ tablets, is set to announce several exciting new products at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products include the Shine™ projector, a new generation of Cruz™ Tablets, several external optical drive peripherals, and the most powerful workstation to ever become available through the retail channel.

"These products are an affirmation of what our focus will be for 2012 and beyond – smart and affordable consumer electronic devices and PCs," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "From this amazing pocket sized projector to our latest generation of the wildly popular Cruz Tablet and flagship desktops, our goal this year has been to create some truly great products. We are extremely excited to be able to show off the fruits of our labor."

Velocity Micro products to be unveiled include:

Velocity Micro® Shine™ Projector

Designed to quickly and easily allow consumers to share movies, streaming video, pictures, or presentations, the Velocity Micro® Shine™ projector utilizes DLP® technology, LED illumination, and a patent pending optical engine to produce big picture quality from a tiny package. The pocket-sized Velocity Micro® Shine™ Projector produces crisp, bright, and clear images on screens, walls, or ceilings for under $400. Product strengths include:

Ultra-bright 300 lumen display – several times brighter than competing pico projectors
1280x768 WXGA HD native resolution
.45" TI DLP® imaging chip, powered by SCRAM® optical engine technology
Throw ratio of 1.4:1 means you can Shine a larger than life image even in a small room
Connects quickly and easily to any media device via HDMI including phones, tablets, and home theater
At just over 4 inches on its longest side and weighing 9 ounces, it's small enough to fit in your pocket
Uses just 23 watts of power in full mode, making it the greenest projector on the market

Cruz™ Tablet T507

Designed for the value conscious consumer, the Cruz™ T507 offers a 7" capacitive touch screen and full Flash® support for under $150. Key specs include:

7" Capacitive touch screen
Cortex A8 1.2 GHz Processor
Flash Player 11
Discrete ARM Mali 400MHz 3D Graphics Acceleration
8GB internal storage
Front Facing Camera
HDMI out
Amazon Appstore, Kindle for Android, and QuickOffice Full
Android 4.0

Cruz™ Tablet T510

The affordable 9.7" Cruz™ Tablet T510 is the most remarkable Cruz to date, redefining the value tablet market by combining speed, features, and software in an 8.9mm thin chassis. Key specs include:

9.7" Capacitive touch screen
8.9mm thick chassis
Cortex A8 1.2 GHz Processor
Flash Player 11
Discrete ARM Mali 400MHz 3D Graphics Acceleration
8GB internal storage
Front/Rear Facing Camera
HDMI out
Amazon Appstore, Kindle for Android, and QuickOffice Full
Android 4.0

ProMagix HD6000

Designed to outperform a Mac Pro, this Xeon powered workstation delivers some of the most powerful hardware ever assembled in a retail config. This beastly workstation offers Quad SLI support and Intel Server NICs along with 12-cores of processing power. Priced under $3,500, this is the most powerful workstation PC available through the retail channel.

Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 Hexa Core, Multithreaded, 15MB cache processor
Asus® X79WS Motherboard
32GB DDR3-1600 RAM
NVIDIA® Quadro® 4000 graphics
1TB 7200 RPM storage drive
Blu ray Burner
Windows® 7 Professional

VMUltra™ Drive

The VMUltra™ Drive connects via USB to your notebook, desktop, or ultrabook for a quick external optical drive, USB hub, and 500GB back-up storage solution. The perfect all in one peripheral, the VMUltra™ drive costs under $180. Features include:

DVD R/RW optical drive
500GB 2.5" SATA hard drive
Integrated SD card reader and 3 USB 2.0 ports
Full plug and play support

In addition to these products, Velocity Micro will also be displaying several new gaming desktop skus and an affordable all-in-one PC. For complete product details or for more information on Velocity Micro, visit www.velocitymicro.com/ces2012.php.


Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit http://www.VelocityMicro.com.

Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 15 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.