Affordability and PC gaming go hand in hand with the Velocity Micro Edge Z5. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the gaming rig with its Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GT 240 video card and 4 GB of RAM, available starting at $750.
What You Need to Know
- The PC is just over 1’ tall.
- It’s only about 1.5’ deep.
- It even has neon blue lights like every other gaming product.
- Also, it's super light so you can bring it to a LAN party with no problem.
- There are plenty of slots for extra DVD drives and hard drives.
- You can put in up to 16 GB of RAM.
- There is no support for SLI, so you won't be able to add a second video card.
- Cables are managed very well, so the inside looks clean.
- It did pretty well on our standard 3DMark Vantage tests, though it scored a little lower than we wanted.
- The real test was whether or not it could play the higher-end games on the market, and it had virtually no problem, games like Bad Company 2 and Mafia 2 play like they should.
- One other positive note; our PCMark Vantage productivity benchmarks did much better than we thought they would, which means you'll be able to edit photos and video, open multiple applications, and just do general computing tasks quicker.
- The starting price is $750, but the unit we reviewed is $900.
- Even though the design is a little bland and there aren't as many expansion options as we'd like, performance is great for the price.
- 4 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
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