Velocity Micro are no strangers to tablets - the company attempted to crack the market with the M5 MID back in 2009, a rebadged aigo P8860 - but we reckon they've a better chance this time around with the Cruz Tablet and Cruz Reader. Each model has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, runs Android 2.1 and supports Flash 10.1, but the real boon is the price: the Cruz Tablet is expected to come in at $299.99, while the Cruz Reader will be $199.99.
Okay, we're getting the feeling that just about every high-spec PC manufacturer plan to put Intel's new hexacore Core i7-980X Extreme processor into their gaming offering, and they they plan to tell us all about it. Velocity Micro are the latest - following in the steps of MAINGEAR and Digital Storm - to update their range, packing the new CPU into their Edge Z55, Raptor Lx665 and Lx775 machines.
As with the other firms, the rest of the specs for each desktop don't change from before, only the CPU. So, the Z55 remains Velocity Micro's configurable machine, priced from $1,799 normally but jumping to $2,824 when you throw in the hexacore.
NVIDIA has been pushing its Tesla line of products, which are basically rebranded video cards, very hard in the professional market as a GPGPU. Many processes that used to run on CPUs in the world of computing are able to run much faster using the highly multiple core Tesla GPGPU.
The newly revealed Intel Core i7-950 and i7-975 Extreme Edition are barely up on retail stores, custom PC builder already got it up for grabs. Velocity Micro takes their performance systems up a few notches today by announcing the immediate availability of the new Intel Core i7 processors on selected home, office and high performance custom-built desktops.
As well as their latest Fuzebox HTPC, Velocity Micro also brought along two mobile products to CES this week. The company has added a MID, the Velocity Micro NoteMagix M5, and a netbook, the Velocity Micro NoteMagix M10, to their range. The former, a rebadged aigo P8860, has a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, integrated WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G, and a 4GB SSD, and will be offered in both Windows XP Home and Linux versions.
Velocity Micro are probably best known for their gaming PCs, but they also have a range of home theater PCs; that's one of the things SlashGear stopped by to take a look at this week at CES. The Fuzebox is a high-definition, Blu-ray enabled HTPC intended for those wanting a low-maintenance way to rip and watch DVDs, stream music to multiple rooms, watch streaming content and more; to do that, they've locked the Windows-based box down.
Check out the video demo of the Fuzebox after the cut
Velocity Micro have announced a new PC range based on Intel's freshly-announced Core i7 processors. The Core-920, Core-940 and Core-965 Extreme will all be offered on select models in the company's Edge, Raptor, ProMagix and Vector models, with prices starting at $1,699.