Velocity Micro Now Shipping Desktops and Laptops Featuring Windows® 8

Hand built, custom configured Windows 8 systems including Stardock’s Start8 App, start at $749

Richmond, VA — October 26, 2012 — Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and the remarkable line of Cruz™ tablets is now shipping desktops and laptops powered by Windows® 8. Designed, built, and supported in the USA, Velocity Micro desktops powered by Windows 8 start at just $749.

“Our customers have been eagerly anticipating the release of Windows 8 for quite some time,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “We’re excited to begin shipping to them. And with the enhancements that Stardock’s Start8 solution offer, not only will customers be getting all of the great upgrades that come with Windows 8, but they’ll also be getting some of the functionality they’ve become familiar with from Windows 7.”

In addition to the new features, enhanced access to apps through the new Modern UI, and multitude of other enhancements made available by Windows 8, Velocity Micro will also be offering Stardock’s Start8 App as an option on all systems. Start8 adds the Start button menu that Windows users have become familiar with back to the Windows 8 taskbar. The solution allows the user to further customize the Windows 8 interface for one click shut down or access to documents and folders, ability to pin apps to the start menu, or to boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop.

Velocity Micro will continue to offer Windows 7 as an option along with Windows 8 on all systems. To configure a custom desktop or laptop with either Windows 7 or Windows 8, visit

About Velocity Micro, Inc.

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 15 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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