Electronics retailer Circuit City will begin offering desktop and notebook systems from independent computer maker Velocity Micro beginning July 22. Under the deal, Circuit City will be the exclusive retail source for Velocity Micro’s NoteBagic X20 and X25 notebook systems, featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Nvidia GeForce 8M graphics controllers with DirectX 10 support.
“We’re very excited to join forces with Circuit City to offer PC users a new destination for high performance computers,” said Velocity Micro president and CEO Randy Copeland, in a release. “Velocity Micro strives to provide mainstream value with boutique sensibilities: meticulous hand-craftsmanship, enthusiast performance, and first-to-market launch technology. [Circuit City has] heard the demands for a new PC experience and we believe we are the perfect source to meet this need with our ultra performance, custom desktop and notebook offerings.”
Although Velocity Micro offerings available through Circuit City will span a range of price points, the emphasis will be on all-around performance. Circuit City is looking to Velocity Micro systems to boost its profile in amongst folks who demand high gaming and multimedia performance from their systems. Describing the deal, Copeland wrote “Circuit City is now a major player in the enthusiast PC category.”
Velocity Micro will continue to offer its products—including workstation and servers—directly from its Web site. Velocity Micro also also available via competing retailer Best Buy, with whom Velocity Micro inked a deal Best Buy back in August of 2005.