Velocity Micro unveils three Ivy Bridge desktops, starting at $849

From Acer and HP to Maingear, PC makers across the board are releasing Ivy Bridge desktops before the family of CPUs makes its much-anticipated debut on notebooks. Velocity Micro is following suit, with the announcement of three customizable PCs powered by Intel's third-generation Core processors. Starting at $849, the Vector Z70 comes standard with a 500GB, 7,200RPM hard drive, 4GB of RAM and a 2.6GHz Intel Pentium G620 CPU (upgradeable all the way to a Core i7 processor, clocked at 3.4GHz). The $999 Edge Z40 is a middle-of-the-road model, shipping with a 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 GPU, a 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-23000 and 1TB of storage spinning at 7,200 RPM. On the premium side, the Raptor Z90 is a full-on gaming machine, with GeForce GTX 680 graphics and an Intel Core i7-3770 CPU, plus eight USB 3.0 and four USB 3.0 connections. All three systems are immediately available -- click through to the product pages for the complete configuration options.

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Velocity Micro Announces the Immediate Availability of Desktop PCs Powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Core® Processors

Refreshed desktops include select Home & Office, Workstation, and Gaming systems along with the multi-award winning Edge™ Z40

Richmond, VA - April 29, 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 3rd generation Intel® Core® processors on select Gaming, Home & Office, and Workstation systems, starting at just $849. By pairing an expert level of engineering with Intel's latest processor generation, Velocity Micro continues to make some of the fastest, most efficient, most reliable PCs in the world.

"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 and power efficiency of these new processors will be a huge hit with our customers."

Key features of 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors include:

· Built-in visuals which include a suite of visual enhancements that provide everything you need to enjoy a smooth, seamless, stunning experience on your PC

· Improved energy efficiency, allowing for innovative system designs and enabling more energy-efficient platforms that can meet ENERGY STAR requirements

· Unlocked 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature top-of-the-line speed, especially when overclocking

"Velocity Micro has always had a cutting edge product lineup, frequently offering Intel's latest processors to their enthusiast customers on launch day," said CJ Bruno, Intel VP, GM Intel Americas. "We're excited that Velocity Micro has continued that tradition by making the 3rd Gen Intel Core processors available in their industry-leading performance desktop offerings."

Velocity Micro systems now powered by 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors include the Raptor™ Z90, Vector™ Z20, and the Edge™ Z40, an Editors' Choice selection from both CNET and PC Magazine. For more information on these systems, to custom configure a Velocity Micro desktop, or learn more about Velocity Micro's complete line of consumer electronic solutions, visit