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Velocity Micro Edge Z30

Velocity Micro Edge Z30
alaScore 87

59 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Velocity Micro Edge Z30. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 59 reviews)

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Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 (Intel Core i7)


We've written about Falcon Northwest's new Core i7-based gaming PC, and now Velocity Micro gets a turn to showcase Intel's new mainstream-priced desktop chip. Our Velocity Micro Edge Z30 review unit comes in at $1,349 and features an overclocked Intel...

Best value among midrange gaming PCs; Velocity Micro's consistently high build quality; compact case makes few sacrifices; second graphics card slot previously uncommon at this price

Might need to dial down game image quality on 24-inch displays at full resolution

Velocity Micro's Edge Z30 is the best deal going right now for midlevel gaming PCs featuring Intel's new Core i7 chips. The overclocked Core i7 860, a fast Nvidia graphics card, and a solid selection of features all around make it easy for us to...

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30


The Z30 supports dual SLI graphics cards in case you want to drop in another GTX 260 graphics card, and it of course supports the installed 8GB of RAM. Since the Core i7-860 has a lower Thermal Design Profile (and hence, lower power consumption) than...

Great bang for the buck performance. New Core i7 processor (codenamed "Lynnfield"). No Bloatware. Nice internal cable routing and windowed case

No security software included. Case fan noise

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 gives you performance that used to require a $5,000 system with multiple graphics cards. The constant march of technology gives the hard-core gamer a power system for under $1,300.

Expert review by: wubayou (

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 and the Falcon Northwest Talon Desktops


Today we will sneak a peek at two gaming PCs. First we'll look at the Velocity Micro Edge Z30, a mid-range gaming system, and then we'll examine the higher end Falcon Northwest Talon. Both differ in price and performance, but each does well when...

The Z30 has a maximum 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and also comes with a 1TB hard drive for plenty of storage space. It comes with a fast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 graphics card that performs well, with the only exception being if you want to run a graphics...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock


Compact yet powerful, the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock mid-range gaming desktop offers outsized gaming performance. There's not much room for future upgrades, but with this sort of performance, who needs it?

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: andyesp (

Nice machine


Warms my heart to buy a high quality product from a small US-based business. I am a part-time PC tech and worked on way too many Dells, HPs and Compaqs. The craftsmanship on this VM is very impressive, I have yet to touch the case.

I bought the VM Holiday edition December 2010. I upgraded it to 8 GB RAM, Win7 Pro and a nicer graphcs card. It's a mean machine

Would prefer more USB ports on the front panel

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: HawaiiTrader (

Two Lemons


Would not buy again.

None that I can thing of at this time

I purchased two high-end Velocity Micros in 2009. Here's my story ; Machine 1 - RAID never worked, support of no help. Power supply failed. HD crashed ; That's the good machine ; Machine 2 - RAID never worked, support of no help. HD crashed. Liquid cooler

May, 2011

Consumer review by: holo3578 (

I got jacked


I wanted to get a nice computer and was able to spend some money ($1200). I read the reviews and decided to try Velocity Micro. I think I would've gotten a better computer by spending $300 on a Compaq. This is an absolute horror story, and their tech...

Quick system performance. I wish it worked more frequently, seems to have a great running system and is fast

I've had three problems since I got it and just recently the motherboard has failed. No help from tech, and they won't buy back this lemon. What a piece! First the power supply fails, then my mouse stops working and that turns out to be 4 USB ports in

May, 2011

Consumer review by: hws1947 (

Terrible Experience, Unfair Return Policy


I ordered Velocity Micro's top of the line Micro Cinema HD50 PC with total cost $2,900 including 2 1TB HD's, 8 GB RAM, 850w Power Supply, display adapter with 1 GB dedicated RAM, etc. The PC arrived 12/7/10 and did not even turn on! After 2+ hours on...

At least I eventually got my initial purchase price refunded even if it cost me $100

Poor product experience, slow process with returned PC for repairs, zero flexibility on return policy due to circumstances beyond my control

May, 2011

Consumer review by: sander334 (

Velocitymicro?- Be ready to reassemble some parts .


Bought it, bringed home,turned it on - nothing,just long long beep on system speaker.Ok, im somewhat good in computers - opened case,looked in - all seems right,but videocard a bit loose in slot , pushed it back - dosent want to be pushed.Hmmm , looked...

A reviewer before right - Specs good (only on paper) - good specs

Poor quality assurance , poor quality of assembling.Price

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: John3220 (

Very fast; trouble-free; very good service."


There was a very minor issue that CPU Atric F... 

Fast; configured as I ordered it; no surprises

So far nothing of importance

Jun, 2010