Velocity Micro to unveil pair of affordable ICS tablets at CES

Velocity Micro, makers of the Cruz tablet line, is ready to pull the curtain back on a pair of new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwiches at CES next week.  The next generation of Cruz products keep with the tradition of respectable specifications and an affordable price point and come in 7-inch and 9.7-inch sizes.  Although we don’t know the price of the larger model, the smaller of the two will have an attractive $150 sticker.

Both feature the latest version of Android, offer consumers 1.2GHz processors, 8GB storage, front-facing cameras, and HDMI output.  And, aside from the varying display sizes, there are a few notable differences between the two.  Each come with a similar pack of pre-loaded applications including Amazon Appstore, Kindle for Android, and QuickOffice Full.

We’ll be in Las Vegas next week where we hope to get some hands-on time with these tablets so be sure to check back.

Velocity Micro® Debuts Shine™ Projector, New Tablets, Peripherals at CES 2012

Shine™ projector produces a brighter, more accurate HD display than competing pocket-sized projectors

Richmond, VA – January 4, 2012 – Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and the remarkable line of Cruz™ tablets, is set to announce several exciting new products at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products include the Shine projector, a new generation of Cruz Tablets, several external optical drive peripherals, and the most powerful workstation to ever become available through the retail channel.

“These products are an affirmation of what our focus will be for 2012 and beyond – smart and affordable consumer electronic devices and PCs,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “From this amazing pocket sized projector to our latest generation of the wildly popular Cruz Tablet and flagship desktops, our goal this year has been to create some truly great products. We are extremely excited to be able to show off the fruits of our labor.”

Velocity Micro products to be unveiled include:

Velocity Micro® Shine™ Projector

Designed to quickly and easily allow consumers to share movies, streaming video, pictures, or presentations, the Velocity Micro® Shine™ projector utilizes DLP® technology, LED illumination, and a patent pending optical engine to produce big picture quality from a tiny package. The pocket-sized Velocity Micro® Shine™ Projector produces crisp, bright, and clear images on screens, walls, or ceilings for under $400. Product strengths include:

  • Ultra-bright 300 lumen display – several times brighter than competing pico projectors
  • 1280×768 WXGA HD native resolution
  • .45” TI DLP® imaging chip, powered by SCRAM® optical engine technology
  • Throw ratio of 1.4:1 means you can Shine a larger than life image even in a small room
  • Connects quickly and easily to any media device via HDMI including phones, tablets, and home theater
  • At just over 4 inches on its longest side and weighing 9 ounces, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket
  • Uses just 23 watts of power in full mode, making it the greenest projector on the market

Cruz™ Tablet T507

Designed for the value conscious consumer, the Cruz T507 offers a 7” capacitive touch screen and full Flash® support for under $150. Key specs include:

  • 7” Capacitive touch screen
  • Cortex A8 1.2 GHz Processor
  • Flash Player 11
  • Discrete ARM Mali 400MHz 3D Graphics Acceleration
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Front Facing Camera
  • HDMI out
  • Amazon Appstore, Kindle for Android, and QuickOffice Full
  • Android 4.0

Cruz™ Tablet T510

The affordable 9.7” Cruz Tablet T510 is the most remarkable Cruz to date, redefining the value tablet market by combining speed, features, and software in an 8.9mm thin chassis. Key specs include:

  • 9.7” Capacitive touch screen
  • 8.9mm thick chassis
  • Cortex A8 1.2 GHz Processor
  • Flash Player 11
  • Discrete ARM Mali 400MHz 3D Graphics Acceleration
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Front/Rear Facing Camera
  • HDMI out
  • Amazon Appstore, Kindle for Android, and QuickOffice Full
  • Android 4.0

ProMagix HD6000

Designed to outperform a Mac Pro, this Xeon powered workstation delivers some of the most powerful hardware ever assembled in a retail config. This beastly workstation offers Quad SLI support and Intel Server NICs along with 12-cores of processing power. Priced under $3,500, this is the most powerful workstation PC available through the retail channel.

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 Hexa Core, Multithreaded, 15MB cache processor
  • Asus® X79WS Motherboard
  • 32GB DDR3-1600 RAM
  • NVIDIA® Quadro®  4000 graphics
  • 120GB SSD
  • 1TB 7200 RPM storage drive
  • Blu ray Burner
  • Windows® 7 Professional

VMUltra™ Drive

The VMUltra™ Drive connects via USB to your notebook, desktop, or ultrabook for a quick external optical drive, USB hub, and 500GB back-up storage solution. The perfect all in one peripheral, the VMUltra™ drive costs under $180. Features include:

  • DVD R/RW optical drive
  • 500GB 2.5” SATA hard drive
  • Integrated SD card reader and 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Full plug and play support

In addition to these products, Velocity Micro will also be displaying several new gaming desktop skus and an affordable all-in-one PC. For complete product details or for more information on 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 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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