Velocity Micro to Enhance Gaming Experience for Best Buy Customers
Richmond, VA — August 29, 2005 — Best Buy has extended its technology offerings to include Velocity Micro™ PCs in its stores today and online at BestBuy.com in September. Velocity Micro is a major player in the gaming PC space. This partnership represents the first push into retail for the upscale computer builder, which had previously sold systems exclusively through the company's website, www.velocitymicro.com.
"We are excited to provide our enthusiastic PC customers with a great retail partner to experience first hand the difference our computers offer in immersive game play and powerful multimedia capabilities," said Randy Copeland, President & CEO of Velocity Micro. "We want to give Best Buy shoppers an upscale computer selection to accompany the terrific service and advice they are accustomed to today."
Velocity Micro’s hand built systems combine rare performance components and quality construction to yield the fastest and most powerful computers in the industry. Initial store offerings will include systems with NVIDIA (NYSE: NVDA) graphics processors and high performance processors from Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD). Systems at BestBuy.com will feature NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology and will soon extend to dual core processor systems from both Intel (NYSE: INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices.
Velocity Micro enjoys an unprecedented reputation for excellence in gaming and enthusiast circles. The system builder distinguishes their computers from the mass produced brands with the use of the very latest technology in hardware components, attractive anodized aluminum cases, a meticulous assembly and wiring process, and thorough testing and benchmarking of each computer before shipping.
“Offering Velocity Micro’s award winning, premium PCs in stores gives Best Buy market leadership in the PC category and enhances their reputation as the leading consumer electronics retailer,” Copeland said.
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 www.VelocityMicro.com
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.