Velocity Micro Releases New Intel Core i5 and Core i7 PCs

Velocity Micro Vector Z35

Entertainment and gaming enthusiasts will be pleased to know that boutique system builder Velocity Micro released a series of new desktops and laptops featuring the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors today.

The formerly high-priced processors, initially codenamed “Lynnfield,” have gone mainstream and are the first Intel processors to integrate both a 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics port and two-channel memory controller, enabling all input/output and manageability functions to be handled by the single-chip Intel P55 Express Chipset.

The Virginia-based company’s new hardware, the Vector Z35 and Edge Z30, can start at $1099 according to their website, and promise unmatched power at an attainable value.

“With the launch of the Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-860, and Core i7-870, we’re able to provide our customers the increased performance of the Nehalem architecture at a very attainable value,” said Chip Lowell, Velocity Micro Vice President of Sales in a release.

Velocity Micro joined forces last month with Connected Nation and several other leading systems manufacturers to enable low-income and unconnected households with affordable computers and low-cost broadband services.

Lowell stated, “The price for performance advantage that these new processors provide is unmatched.”