Digital Storm's mostly known for its many desktop gaming rigs, but it dabbles in laptops, too. Its latest portable offering, the VELOCE, comes packing a 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, a quad-core Haswell Core i7 4800MQ CPU and NVIDIA GTX 765M graphics. It's also got 8GB of RAM and 2GB of graphics memory along with three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, VGA out, and Bluetooth 4.0. Storage comes in the form of a hybrid drive comprised of a 7,200RPM 750GB HDD and an 8GB SATA SSD. All that hardware tips the scales at 4.6 pounds and is 1.26 inches thick -- sizing right in line with its 14-inch competition from MSI, but roughly twice the girth and a half-pound heavier than a Razer Blade. Regardless, those yearning for a VELOCE of their own can grab one at Digital Storm's website should they be willing to part with $1,535 come July 17th.
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Digital Storm Unveils the 13.3" VELOCE Gaming Notebook – The Ideal Balance of Power and Portability
VELOCE is the first Haswell based slim gaming notebook to feature a full HD 1080 display
FREMONT, Calif. - (July 10, 2013) – Digital Storm today unveiled VELOCE, a slim 13.3" gaming notebook that packs a serious punch. Despite weighing in at a mere 4.6 pounds (including battery) and only 1.26 inches thick, the portable VELOCE is ready to do battle anytime, anywhere.
"VELOCE is the gaming notebook the industry has been waiting for," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development. "The notebook strikes the optimal balance of power and portability without sacrificing gaming performance and is the first Haswell based slim gaming notebook to offer a stunning full 1080 HD display."
Starting at $1,535, VELOCE is aggressively priced despite boasting a payload superior to any other gaming notebook in its class. Armed with an Intel Core i7 4800MQ processor, NVIDIA's GTX 765M graphics card, 8GB of memory and a full high-resolution HD screen (1920x1080) 13.3" display, VELOCE's comes well equipped despite its slim, portable design.
VELOCE's aggressive aesthetic matches its powerful configuration, with Digital Storm's signature finish featuring a blood red logo slicing across the notebook's black top cover. A cold silver and grey interior surrounds the backlit keyboard.
Other key features include room for two storage drives (mSATA & 2.5") with RAID capability, a dedicated internal network port, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4, VGA video out ports and Bluetooth connectivity.
VELOCE will be available on July 17th at: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/gaming-laptops.asp
Display 13.3 Inch Wide Angle (Resolution: 1920 x 1080) (Anti-glare) LED-Backlit Display
Processor Intel Core i7 4800MQ (Up to 3.70Ghz) (Quad Core) (6MB Cache)
Memory 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x4GB Sticks)
Storage 750GB Hybrid 7200RPM with 8GB SSD (SATA 3Gb/s)
Optical Drive DVD/CD 8x Multi-Drive (Writes and Reads DVDs, CDs)
Wireless Card Killer Wireless-N 1202 Wireless LAN + Bluetooth 4.0 Module
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB with NVIDIA Optimus
Windows OS Microsoft Windows 8 (64-Bit Edition)
Strict 72-hour stress-testing and benchmarking to ensure rock solid stable operation
Life-time U.S. based technical support and customer service by our own in- house technicians
Warranty Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty