Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet: Android 2.1 slate for $300

Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet: Android 2.1 slate for $300

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.

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Velocity Micro Z55, Raptor Lx665 and Lx775 get hexacore i7-980X Extreme

Velocity Micro Z55, Raptor Lx665 and Lx775 get hexacore i7-980X Extreme

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.

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CES 2009: Velocity Micro NoteMagix M10 netbook & M5 MID

CES 2009: Velocity Micro NoteMagix M10 netbook & M5 MID

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.

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CES 2009: Velocity Micro Fuzebox HTPC Video Demo

CES 2009: Velocity Micro Fuzebox HTPC Video Demo

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 

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Velocity Micro Intel Core i7 PCs announced

Velocity Micro Intel Core i7 PCs announced

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.

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