Top 5 Windows 10 New Features

Top 5 Windows 10 New Features

It’s no secret – Windows 8 didn’t exactly set the world on fire. And while the 8.1 update improved many issues and complaints that customers had, it just couldn’t overcome the bad press of the OS’s release version. That’s the main reason why we still offer Windows 7 Home Premium for our customers, and why we’re pumped about the July 29th release of Windows 10. Everything that we’ve seen points toward Windows 10 being the OS we’ve all been waiting for. Here are five of the top new features of Windows 10. Edge Browser – Originally codenamed Project Spartan, Windows…

Everything You Need to Know About Intel’s Latest Processors

It’s not easy to try and keep up with the latest processors. Since they are built on the newest architecture, it’s difficult to know for certain just what capabilities they will have until they are released. And just because a new processor comes out doesn’t mean the older models are obsolete. In fact, they may serve your needs better than a newer and more expensive processor. So what should you know about Intel’s latest processors, and how can you determine which one is right for your gaming computer? Intel Processors Today’s consumers have three choices of processors from Intel: i3,…

Windows 10 – What We Know, What We Don’t

Windows 10 – What We Know, What We Don’t

As the availability of Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional come to a close, more attention begins to focus on the next OS from the team in Redmond – Windows 10. So what do we know about this new operating system? Will it improve on the shortcoming of Windows 8/8.1? And what’s still a mystery? What we know today Yes it’s Windows 10, not Windows 9 The first thing that Microsoft did during their preview was put the name rumors to bed. It won’t be called Windows One and Windows X. Even Windows 9, the logical next step forward from…

Announcing a new Editors’ Choice AND Haswell-E

Announcing a new Editors’ Choice AND Haswell-E

It has been a seriously busy week for us here at Velocity Micro. If you haven’t been paying attention to the press or our social media feeds, let me quickly fill you in on all of the goings on. PC Magazine named our Edge Z55 its Editors’ Choice for high end gaming With as many of these awards that we’ve won (this makes 18 from PC Magazine alone for those keeping score at home) it really never gets old. Thanks to some serious attention to detail, expert engineering by our team, and our new MX3 case, the Edge Z55 dominated…

Reports of the PCs Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of the PCs Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

It seems like every year a new product comes along poised to put the desktop PC in its grave. In 2009, buoyed by 600% sales growth, it was the netbook. In 2010 and 2011, as Apple entered the market and EVERYONE followed, it was the tablet.  Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, PDAs, Smartphones, consoles, All-in-Ones — the list of the desktop’s successors lengthy, and funny enough, often filled with products that themselves have gone the way of T-Rex. So in a market that’s supposedly on death’s door, why are our custom built gaming PCs, workstation PCs, and Home & Office PCs so popular?…

What XP EOL Means for You

What XP EOL Means for You

Last year, Microsoft announced that it would be ending support for Windows XP effective April 8, 2014. With that date now in the rear view mirror and Windows XP still holding a grip on nearly 29% share of the total desktop market, the question looms – What does Microsoft ending support for Windows XP mean to you, and what should you do about it? Now, to be absolutely clear, end of support does not mean that your Windows XP system stopped working on April 8th in some catastrophic Y2K-esque fashion. But here’s what it does mean: No further security updates, patches, hotfixes, or…

Intel® Core™ Processor: The Power Within. Now Available!

Starting today, 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors are available on select finely crafted PCs from Velocity Micro. With the new 4th  generation Intel® Core™ processor, you have the power to play, create, entertain, or inspire. Enjoy powerful performance and vibrant visuals to multi-task with ease and built in security features to help keep your data safer. Graphics: Amazing HD, 3D, and graphics performance built in. Superb visuals and graphics performance – without the cost of a separate graphics card. Everything you need for a superb visual performance.—no extra hardware needed Create, edit, and share video in a flash. Responsiveness From…

Introducing the Edge AIO

Introducing the Edge AIO from Velocity Micro. Designed with the same ideals that have made us famous with enthusiasts around the world, the Edge AIO combines the craftsmanship, performance, and support of an award-winning Velocity Micro PC with the convenience and efficiency of an All-in-One. Crystal clear 23.6” screen in full 1080p, thin design, clean lines. The best part: the Edge AIO is fully configurable to meet your needs. This is the solution to those low powered, low expectation All-in-Ones you’ve been looking for. Supported by 100% US-based experts. And it starts at just $799. Get yours now.

Announcing Two New Products

Today, we’re super excited to announce the immediate availability of two new exciting products – the Vector Holiday Edition and VMultra drive. The VMultra™ Drive combines four different peripheral devices to create a powerful external hub that’s a perfect accessory for All-in-Ones, Ultrabook™ devices, notebooks, and netbooks. Features include an external DVD±RW drive, USB 3.0 hub, SD card slot, and 500GB back-up storage solution. A great holiday gift for just $199.99! The Vector™ Holiday Edition takes our boutique sensibilities and makes them more affordable to mainstream users at just $599. The system is fully customizable with options that include quad core processors, up to…