Consumers Digest, PC Magazine Offer Rave Reviews for Velocity Micro
High Performance Computer Systems

Richmond, VA — May 6, 2004 — Consumers Digest and PC Magazine are among the latest national publications to shower praise on high-performance computer systems from Velocity Micro. The Richmond, Virginia-based company already has earned six prestigious 'Editor's Choice' type of awards in 2004 from the most respected publications in their categories. In addition to Consumers Digest, highly coveted awards from PC Magazine, CNET, Computer Shopper, and Cadalyst reflect the impressive momentum and recognition the company has gained in the last two years.

The May 4th issue of PC Magazine awards top honors to Velocity Micro's ProMagix™. The system, previously named "Best PC of 2003" by the publication, is praised for its performance, storage capacity, and upgradeability. The review calls the ProMagix a "video editor's station," noting that its SATA RAID array reduces edit times. In addition to its video editing capabilities, PC Magazine also awards Velocity Micro's ProMagix™ high marks for music and gaming.

Additional highlights of the accolades Velocity Micro systems have received in 2004 include:

  • »  Consumers Digest awarded two of its highly respected "Best Buy" awards to Velocity Micro systems. The Vector 64™ and ProMagix™ systems were recognized as the ultimate Home/Office and Media Center PC, respectively. The June '04 reviews call the Vector 64 a "smartly designed, impressive computer system," while the ProMagix is recognized as "wildly powerful."
  • »  Velocity Micro's Vision FX A/V/D™, designed as a serious digital content machine, received two Editor's Choice awards. CNET's March 18th review praises the system for its 3D performance, while the April 20th issue of PC Magazine said that AMD "probably fantasized about the FX-53 CPU shipping in a box like this."
  • »  The May '04 issue of Computer Shopper also recognized Velocity Micro, describing the ProMagix as an "overachieving gaming system that also excels with digital media." The ProMagix is a multimedia PC and can be configured for applications ranging from games to video editing.
  • »  In its March '04 issue, Cadalyst confirmed Velocity Micro's ability to compete in any market it enters. The ProMagix A/V/D™, engineered for CAD/CAM/CAE applications, came highly recommended. The system earned the highest scores across the board in the magazine's roundup.

"America's premier publications have cast their votes for high-performance computer systems from Velocity Micro," said Randall Copeland, Velocity Micro president and founder. "It is humbling to be mentioned in the same breath with Dell, Gateway, HP, Compaq, and Alienware. It is simply amazing that Velocity Micro has become the standard against which the big name brands are measured. The overwhelming response from consumers visiting shows that our focus on an exceptional computing experience is right on target."

Velocity Micro has effectively positioned itself to meet the demands of a high-end PC market that has expanded to include digital media enthusiasts, CAD/CAM/CAE users, and application developers. To help its customers select the high-performance system that is right for them, Velocity Micro has for the first time in its history introduced two financing opportunities -- a credit card for individuals and a leasing plan for businesses. Applications for both options are available at

About Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit

Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 11 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.

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